Renault Trafic is a French light van and minivan car from Renault Group. Manufactured since 1981. Since 2014, the third generation of the model has been produced. In 2016, a modification with increased driving performance appeared, designated as the Trafic X-Track. The machine is manufactured in Great Britain and France. The analogues of cars from other manufacturers are Opel Vivaro, Vauxhall Vivaro and Nissan Primastar.
Renault Trafic, 1st generation, 1981–2001
The first generation Renault Trafic light commercial vehicle was produced from 1981 to 2001. It was equipped with 1.2, 1.4, 1.7 liter petrol engines or 2.1 and 2.5 liter diesel engines. It was equipped with a five-speed gearbox and was offered with various body types: a four- or five-door van, a two-door pickup or a five-door minibus.
Renault Trafic, 2nd generation, 2001–2014
The second generation Renault Trafic was produced from 2001 to 2014. The twins of this model are the Opel Vivaro, Vauxhall Vivaro and Nissan Primastar cars.
A nine-seater Renault Trafic minibus with a 116 hp 2-liter petrol engine and a 114 hp 2.0 dCi turbodiesel car were offered in many markets. The car had versions with two wheelbase lengths.
Renault Traffic, 3rd generation, 2014
The current generation of the Renault Trafic model has been produced since 2014.
The 1.6-liter diesel engine Renault-Nissan R9M or 1.6 dCi has been produced since 2011 and is installed on models such as Megane, Scenic, Espace, Koleos, as well as Qashqai and X-trail. On Mercedes cars, this diesel engine is known under its own indices OM622 and OM626.
The 2.0-liter Nissan-Renault M9R or 2.0 dCi diesel engine has been produced since 2005 and is installed on such popular models as Espace, Koleos, Talisman, as well as Qashqai and X-trail. There are two generations of diesel, which can be distinguished by their volume of 1995 cm³ and 1997 cm³.
The 1.9-liter Renault F8Q diesel engine was assembled at the company’s plant from 1988 to 2006 and installed on cars such as Kangoo, Clio, Megan, Scenic, as well as Mitsubishi Carisma and Volvo S40. There was an atmospheric version of the engine with 64 hp and a turbocharged version with 90 hp.
The company assembled the 1.9-liter Renault F9Q or 1.9 dCi diesel engine from 1998 to 2012 and installed it not only on its models: such a unit is found on Suzuki, Mitsubishi and Volvo. Conventionally, three generations of the motor are distinguished under the environmental standards Euro 3, Euro 4, Euro 5, respectively.
The 2.1-liter Renault J8S diesel engine was assembled at the company’s factory from 1979 to 1997 and was installed on many popular models of its time such as Espace, Safrane and Jeep Cherokee. There was both an atmospheric modification of a diesel engine with 64 hp, and a turbocharged version with 88 hp.
The 2.5-liter diesel engine Renault G9U or 2.5 DCI was produced by the concern from 1999 to 2014 and installed on the popular Master and Trafic minibuses in their second generation. This diesel engine was also installed on similar models such as Nissan Interstar, Opel Vivaro and Movano.