Renault rigids boast big fuel savings for 2019

Up to 7% fuel reduction for Renault Trucks D Series

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Buyers of D Series (D and D Wide) Renault Trucks in Europe and further afield in 2019 will enjoy some pretty hefty fuel savings over the 2018 model.

Renault Trucks, now a part of the giant Volvo Trucks Group, have claimed improvements to engines and aerodynamics on the rigid models has led to fuel savings of up to 7%.

The updated DTI 5, DTI 8 and DTI 11 engines in the Renault rigids now also meet ‘Step D’ of the Euro 6 emissions standard.

That new regulation will come into effect in September, however Renault Trucks say a new-generation particulate filter has enabled the distribution-focused models to meet the new standard already.

A software upgrade, new oil cooling system and a low-flow water pump also helping to improve the efficiency of the engines.

The 2019 Renault Trucks D Series upgrade isn’t all under and on the outside of the cab – the French truck brand say they’ve also focused on providing increased safety and driving comfort for the occupants.

Leading the changes is the addition of a new driver-assist system that brings adaptive cruise control (ACC) and an adjustable speed limiter.

Now available to order, Renault Trucks D and D Wide 2019 models are Biodiesel compatible (up to 100%) and are also available in a CNG (compressed natural gas) version.

renault d-series 2019Will we see Renault Trucks in Australia once again? Unlikely, however improvements like these could signal upcoming changes for local models from the Volvo stable.

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