Renault has sold over three million Master vans since 1980, manufacturing them
exclusively in Batilly, eastern France, since the model’s introduction. During these
40-plus years and three generations, Renault Master vans have found their way on to
the roads of more than 50 countries, including South America.
This fourth-generation sees this Renault Master’s high-grade interior mirroring that
of a passenger vehicle. The S-shaped dashboard facing the driver adds to the air of
spaciousness. The materials have a premium feel and the 10-inch screen – which
comes as standard on higher trim levels – adds a visually pleasing high-tech touch.
Dark upholstery enhances the contemporary, ultra-modern style.
The All-new Renault Master will launch with a full line-up covering all professional
requirements. It will comprise 20 derivatives ranging from 11 to 22 cubic metres,
with a 40mm wider opening at the sliding side door and 100mm longer load areas.
There are 20 derivatives available across the chassis cab and platform cab ranges
that offer a basis for conversion, where workshops can handle several alterations
directly (adding tippers, deepening interiors, adding volume, etc.). This catalogue of
factory-mounted kits also shortens turnaround times and simplifies transport
The shorter wheelbase and redesigned front axle providing great manoeuvrability,
including an outstanding 1.5 metre shorter turning diameter. The All-new Renault
Master provides for customers to choose an L3 version for city driving.
The steering wheel is from the Renault passenger vehicle range and is adjustable for
height and reach. Automatic versions now have the transmission controls on the
steering wheel, opening up even more space in the centre console.
The 135 litres of total storage space – a 25% increase – spreading he available space
across the dashboard, side cupholders, glove-box drawers, cab-ceiling slot and two
storage tiers in the doors.
Office-like, the back of the middle seat folds down into a desk, the base houses a slot
to store a laptop, and there are USB-C ports to power devices. The non-abrasive and
sturdy TEP-lined seat edges make it easier to get in and out of the van and are highly
resistant to wear. The ample choice of seats includes suspension and swivelling
variants, individual seats and three types of benches (two fabric and one TEP).
The All-new Renault Master’s distinctive front end includes Renault’s new logo and
the extra-large full-LED headlamps in the signature C-shaped array around the
grille. A U-shaped inset below the grille can be grainy black or, in higher trim levels,
the same colour as the body. Customers have a choice of seven body colours as
standard and over 300 special hues.
The rear is narrower to optimise aerodynamics, but the rear opening and load area
are remarkably large nevertheless. The rear window is asymmetrical – a typical
Master feature – and the rear lights have a distinctive C-shaped pattern like the ones
at the front.
Each side panel is a single part, adding to the solid look – especially in the longer
versions – and they are extra stiff so they will not warp. Perceived quality in the
cargo area is also higher, spanning as far as the reinforcements and other internal
ADVANCED AEROVAN DESIGN
This 2024 Renault Master’s aerodynamics ensure its efficiency, regardless of how it
is powered. Its Scx is more than 20% lower, and substantially below that of the
The bonnet is shorter, the windscreen is further forward and tilted, the wing mirrors,
air intake ducts in the bumper and roofline slope are streamlined, and the rear is
narrower. These sharper aerodynamics have also improved acoustic comfort in the
As the vehicle is too large for the wind tunnel that Renault typically uses in Saint-Cyr,
the aerodynamic development studies were conducted using 83% scale models. The
full-size vans were then tested in a tunnel built to assess aircraft aerodynamics,
resulting in the Master’s CO2 emissions now 39g/km lower, and below 200g/km,
with a 20% improvement on the current Master.
A VARIETY OF DRIVETRAINS
All versions are built on the same assembly line in France, which allows a great deal
of flexibility to handle customisation requests. The All-new Renault Master has three
energy versions and all the bodies come from the same line in Batilly (near Metz, in
Eastern France). The powertrains and gearboxes are made in France, the batteries
are assembled in France, and 84% of the suppliers are based in France.
The Renault Master will be available to pre-order from early next year, with official
ordering opening in Q2 and deliveries starting in 2024.
DIESEL BLUE DCI ENGINES
Four diesel Blue dCi powertrains, delivering 105, 130, 150 or 170hp, are available
consuming substantially less fuel (1.5 litres less per 100km on average) and emit less
CO2 (39 grams less per km, below 200g/km). Depending on the version, the engines
can be paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox or a highly efficient new 9-speed
The fully-electric All-new Renault Master is powered by a 105kW motor, delivering
300Nm of torque. It benefits from an 87-kWh battery that provides a WLTP range of
more than 410km.
As a result, the All-new Renault Master boasts a payload capacity (1,625kg in a van
requiring a B-category driving licence), range and towing capability (2.5 tonnes). Its
consumption remains reasonable, at a WLTP standardised 21 kWh/100km with the
large 87 kWh battery, thanks to the battery heat management system. A 130kW DC
fast charge adds 229km of range in just 30 minutes. A 22kW AC workplace charger
tops up the battery from 10% to 100% in just under four hours.
The All-new Renault Master is also designed to accommodate a hydrogen engine and
fuel cell in future.
The novel power-assisted dynamic braking control system in the All-new Renault
Master keeps braking effectiveness and pedal feel the same regardless of how much
weight the van is carrying. It also triggers the automatic emergency braking system
sooner (response time has been halved) and enhances regeneration, extending the
range of the electric versions.
20 DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS
A set of 20 driver assistance systems maximises safety for the people in and around
the new Master. Its active safety features include its lateral stability, automatic
emergency braking and trailer stability assist systems. It also comes with Intelligent
Speed Assist, to help the driver stay within the speed limit.
V2X IN ELECTRIC VERSIONS
The All-new Renault Master vans will include Vehicle-to-Load (V2L) and Vehicle-to-
Grid (V2G) capabilities, which include charging other devices from an outlet in the
interior or load area, as well as adaptors to plug power tools, computers and other
devices into charger outlets. You can also power custom-built body parts
(refrigerated compartments, automatic tailgates, extra heating or air-conditioning
systems, etc.) directly from the battery.
The All-new Renault Master will also be able to feed energy from its battery to the
grid (V2G) using a bi-directional charger.
The new Renault Master provides all the connectivity that today’s van users require.
The OpenR Link multimedia system comes as standard on higher trim levels,
including a 10-inch screen, with wired and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
connections to replicate a smartphone screen. This system is also smart and scalable:
it will grow to encompass new functionalities over time, with free over-the-air
updates (like smartphone updates) for more than 20 apps, for five years.
The pure-electric All-new Renault Master comes with exclusive functions which
provide a user experience that looks and feels like that of a smartphone. Google Maps
considers your preferences and optimises itineraries accordingly. And you can use an
Electric Route Planner to plan journeys, filter charging stations according to your
preferred payment method or power rating, set your home and workplace as
charging points, and decide when the battery charges and the air conditioning
switches on and off, according to your schedule for the week, to optimise costs and
keep the temperature just right in the cockpit.
The My Renault app and its electric vehicle-only remote services ensure the All-new
Renault Master is a high-tech vehicle that is highly connected and always ready to
• It displays remaining range, to track charging in real time
• It displays charging stations near you or near a selected location
• You can schedule charging remotely (for example to only charge the van
during off-peak hours)
• You can set preheating times, so the cockpit is at the right temperature when
you start your day (without affecting range if the van is plugged in)
• It displays charge status and a charging date log
As with all the electric vehicles in the range, the All-new Master incorporates
elements of Renault's human first program, designed to help emergency teams work
on the vehicle in the event of an accident:
• A QR code for firefighters is integrated into the bodywork to guide them as
quickly as possible in their response
• The fireman's access allows the high-voltage battery to be accessed by the
emergency services to minimise any risk of fires starting
• The SD switch disconnects the battery so that work can be carried out on the
vehicle in complete safety
• The battery is housed in a special, reinforced frame that protects it from all
types of impact