Renault launches economy drive

CLICK & CONNECTRenault Trucks UK is launching two free packages on all new range orders placed before December 31. The UK Fuel Eco pack is designed to help operators achieve greater fuel efficiency while the Simplicity pack comprises a two-year service and inspection or repair and maintenance contract, depending on model. Both support Renault’s ‘total cost of ownership’ approach to help operators maximise uptime, productivity and profitability over the life of their vehicles.

Nigel Butler, commercial director, said: “The introductions of the Fuel Eco and Renault Trucks Simplicity packages are our way of providing an even better service to our operators, with tools and offers that will help ensure the optimum performance of these fantastic new trucks.”

The fuel pack is made up of three elements:

1- Five months free trial of the Optifleet telematics system. All medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in the new range are pre-equipped with the appropriate telematics gateway for quick activation at delivery. Full training is included.

2 – Renault’s one-day Optifuel driver training course. As well as providing advice and guidance in rational driving for fuel efficiency and safety, the course counts as seven hours towards a driver’s CPC.

3 – A specific bundle of features to give further fuel-saving benefits. These include the Softcruise and Ecoroll systems, plus an optimised gear shift pattern, engine idle shutdown, a clutchable compressor and a variable flow power steering pump.

“With the new range, fuel savings of up to 5% are possible depending on application and driving style, due to the innovative, aerodynamic design and engineering of the new product,” said Butler. “With the Fuel Eco pack we are giving operators all the tools at our disposal to improve this still further and boost their bottom line, as well as improving driver comfort and safety, though better, more anticipative driving styles.”

With the Simplicity pack, the company is offering a free two-year service and inspection deal on new heavy rigids or a free two-year repair and maintenance contract on new tractors.

The two new packages will be available on all new heavy D range distribution, T range long haul and C and K range construction truck orders.