Renault unveils sporty limited edition Trafic

Australia has taken delivery of 80 of these very cool-looking Formula Edition Trafic vans


In the market for a sporty van? Renault has announced a limited edition Formula Edition Trafic that pays homage to its Formula 1 racing ties.

The Renault Sport F1team has just taken delivery of a new fleet of Trafic vans and now Australia has taken delivery of 80 of these very cool looking load luggers.

In a market that is content to roll out bland boxes on wheels I have to say it’s rather refreshing to see a brand get a bit innovative with it’s light commercial product.

I drove the European spec Trafic Sport in the UK last year and enjoyed it immensely, red stripes and all. I often found myself staring at my reflection in shop windows as I passed by!

The Formula Edition Trafic is available in either jet black or storm grey and feature yellow Renault Sport highlights and black 17-inch alloy wheels.

The vans, which are available in either short or long wheelbase also get a funky Renault diamond bonnet badge, yellow upper and lower grille inserts, and yellow fog lamp surrounds.

Inside, the Formula Edition Trafic gets is cloth upholstery with a heated driver’s seat, a media navigation system with seven inch touchscreen, premium dashboard layout with storage compartment, chrome instrument panel surround, gloss black side air vent surrounds, leather covered gear selector with chrome-plated trim, chrome-plated speaker surround, ‘Formula Edition’ floor mats.

These vans also feature the rather useful yet refreshingly low-tech sunvisor mounted wide view mirror. Which is handy when manoeuvring in tight areas, but as it turns out, is useless for putting lipstick on with.

The Renault Trafic Formula Edition comes to market at a Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) of $41,990 for the twin turbo short wheelbase model. Long wheelbase variants are priced from $43,490 MLP.

Until 30 June 2017, these vehicles will have a national drive-away price of $41,490 and $42,990 for ABN holders.

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