Renault's New Master Commercial Van Debuting in Brazil
Renault's New Master is set for debut on the Brazilian market.
New Master is coming to Brazil, complete with its new design, low running costs and improved comfort, functionality, strength and safety, according to Renault Brazil. It is available in four body shapes (minibus, van, chassis cab and window van) and numerous length and height configurations.
Renault Brazil will leverage its expertise in vehicle conversions to allow New Masters to meet more specific needs (e.g., ambulances and paratransit vehicles).
"The light commercial vehicles segment is becoming more and more important in Renault's growth strategy in Brazil. Our LCVs achieved 24.5 percent growth over 2011 and we have also increased our service offering for fleets and professional drivers", said Olivier Murguet, managing director of Renault Brazil.
First launched on the Brazilian market in 2002, Renault Master has built up a sound reputation in the light commercial vehicles segment, with 8,662 units registered in Brazil in 2012, up 17 percent on 2011, in a segment that shrunk by 12 percent, according to the OEM.
Locally marketed New Master vehicles are now produced in the LCV plant in the Ayrton Senna complex in Sao José dos Pinhais (Paraná state).