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19.10.2016

RENAULT TRUCKS’ DÉBUT AT ‘FREIGHT IN THE CITY’ PRESENTS ROBUST, EFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION RANGE WITH ENHANCED SAFETY FEATURES

ALEXANDRA PALACE, LONDON ON 2ND NOVEMBER 2016

Renault Trucks is to make its inaugural appearance at the Freight in the City Expo at Alexandra Palace, London on 2nd November 2016, where its robust and efficient distribution ranges will be showcased, each with enhanced safety features for businesses operating in urban environments.

On the Renault Trucks stand (W14), visitors will be able to see a 32-tonne Euro-6 Range C430 8x4 tipper with a Wilcox insulated aggregate body bristling with a comprehensive array of safety features. These include a 360º five-camera recording system - which also works as a blind spot and reverse camera - Cycle Minder with audio (‘warning vehicle turning left’), BBS reverse alarm (white noise), front and rear LED amber strobe units and overhead high voltage detection warning.

Alongside will be a 3.5-tonne Euro-6-compliant Renault Trucks Master panel van, with voice-synthesised turning left alarm, full-length nearside pedestrian/cyclist proximity sensors and rear proximity sensors with rear stalk light.

“Attending the ‘Freight in the City’ underlines our commitment to urban freight and distribution,” comments Nigel Butler, Commercial Director at Renault Trucks UK. “Powered by Euro-6 engines which offer exceptional fuel economy, reduced CO2 and lower vehicle noise, the Renault Trucks range, from 2.8-tonnes to 44-tonnes, meets the demands of businesses that deliver in built-up areas.”

“In addition, Renault Trucks understand the challenges faced by operators working in urban environments like London, sharing congested city streets with cyclists and pedestrians, and we are proud to showcase our intelligent vehicle design and the enhanced safety features that make a difference for all road users,” he explains.

“Indeed,” he continues, “Renault Trucks welcome any measure that promotes the safety of vulnerable road users and are pleased to see that the new London Mayor, Sadiq Khan intends to continue pressing the EU to introduce new EU-wide safety standards for HGVs. We, of course, look forward to continuing to support the protection for all vulnerable road users as this is most certainly the most effective route to properly constructed, deliverable safety improvements for all road users.

“However,” adds Nigel, “The tone of Mr Khan’s comments that ‘dangerous 1970s lorries have no place on the street in the 21st century’ is very disappointing in that it is grossly misleading. Today’s trucks are operated by some very professional safety conscious operators and benefit from over thirty years of technological advancement that have dramatically improved road safety for all.”

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