Renault Trucks has launched new versions of the Renault Midlum and Renault Premium Distribution targeted for distribution applications. The new vehicles are equipped with a totally new cab, new chassis and new driveline.
The new generation of the Renault Midlum and Renault Premium Distribution trucks is part of an extensive program of product renewal that Renault Trucks has been pursuing in recent years. The new versions are adapted for all needs in city transport and regional distribution.
Renault Trucks has placed heavy emphasis in reducing fuel consumption and the new trucks are equipped with the new 5- and 7-liter (Renault Midlum) and 7- and 11-liter (Renault Premium Distribution) engines. The new generation of engines is lighter and more compact and meets the Euro 4 emissions standards that become effective October 1, 2006. Certain models are also prepared for the Euro 5 standard, which becomes effective in 2009.
Other new features include the Optidriver+ automatic gearbox for the Renault Premium Distribution, which it is estimated will provide for about 3% lower fuel consumption compared with a manual gearbox and longer service intervals, resulting in lower maintenance costs.
May 9, 2006
For further information, please contact Mårten Wikforss, AB Volvo, at +46 31 66 11 27 or Bernard Lancelot, Renault Trucks, at +33 4 72 96 58 89 or +33 664 40 40 47