Renault Launches Maxity Euro 6 Truck
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Renault Trucks is launching the Renault Maxity Euro 6. Equipped with a DTI 3, 130 or 150 hp engine, it incorporates selective catalytic reduction (SCR) depollution technology, which, associated with AdBlue injection into the exhaust gases, makes it possible to efficiently reduce polluting emissions. This means the Renault Maxity Euro 6 also features an AdBlue tank with a capacity of 17.5 L, providing an operating range of up to 8,000 km. This is located on the driver’s side of the vehicle; the diesel tank is located on the opposite side, to avoid any confusion when filling.
A new display on the dashboard enables the driver to check the AdBlue level, complemented, if necessary, by an indicator light and an audible warning. The entire Renault Trucks range is now equipped with the SCR system as a sustainable measure to comply with environmental regulations. The manufacturer’s network has been fully capable of providing support for this technology since 2009, according to the company.
To even further limit polluting emissions and optimize fuel consumption, the Renault Maxity Euro 6 is fitted with the Eco-Mode system as standard, allowing the vehicle to remain in “fuel saving” mode however hard the accelerator pedal is pressed, according to the company.
The Maxity has a narrow 1,573 mm track width and the cabover engine design, which brings the turning radius down to 4.80 m. Its compactness, combined with an excellent payload, makes the Renault Maxity perfectly suited to applications such as parcel delivery, building materials transport, breakdown repairs, cherry pickers and even mini refuse collection vehicles, according to the OEM.
To optimize its payload, Renault Trucks said it has equipped the Maxity Euro 6 with new rear suspension leaves. To increase its weight capacity even further, an option is available consisting of replacing the spare wheel by a puncture repair kit and the two seater bench by a passenger seat. These modifications enable the Maxity’s payload to reach 2,681 kg.
The Renault Maxity is designed on a chassis cab base with “U” profile side members, featuring a reinforced cross member. The front axle has a load capacity of up to 1,750 kg, while that of the rear axle reaches 3,300 kg. In its Euro 6 version, the Maxity has a new drive axle with unlimited torque, allowing it to use all of its engine power to the full. It also features a new parking brake on the gearbox output, ensuring that the vehicle is immobilized whatever load it may be carrying or the incline of the road, according to the company.
In order to make body mounting easier, the Renault Maxity features several electrical and mechanical provisions, such as fixing brackets on the side members, a maximum body length of 4,961 mm and a PTO on the gearbox, according to the company.
With its cabover engine design and extra wide windscreen, the Renault Maxity offers a 190° angle of view for optimal visibility in urban environments. To help drivers maintain their direction under all circumstances, the Maxity Euro 6 is fitted with electronic directional control as standard and, on the 4.5 ton version, a line crossing alert. It also incorporates the Hill Start Aid system, according to the company.