Renault Trucks launches two ranges to Middle East
New C and K ranges were launched to industry leaders by global and regional Renault Trucks heads at event in Qatar
Renault Trucks has introduced two new distinct truck ranges to the Middle East.
The new C and K ranges were launched to industry leaders by global and regional Renault Trucks heads, on the beach of the Diplomatic Club against the skyline of the Qatar Pearl, followed by a drive event the next day, at the Losail International Motor GP Circuit track in Doha, Qatar.
Renault Trucks in the Middle East has a strong dealer network in 13 countries and has experienced sustainable growth over the past three years. Qatar is one of the key markets in the region with an expected growth of 30% between 2012 and 2015.
The C range will enter the market with two options of cabin width, 2.3 and 2.5 m, both of which are designed for specific jobs. The 2.3 m is built for distribution and deliveries while the 2.5 m cab is for long haul, light construction and heavy distribution.
At the launch, Bruno Blin, president of Renault Trucks, said, “In developing the C and K ranges, we have deployed significant resources to ensure these vehicles deliver maximum reliability. Each range has undergone rigorous quality trials and have also been exhaustively field tested under actual operating conditions. Ruggedness, driver comfort, payload, pulling capacity, and easy body mounting are the features which set these trucks apart and make these the perfect tools for demanding businesses.”
He added: “The Renault Trucks C range offers superior driver comfort, exceptional reliability and optimal fuel efficiency, making it ideal for both long-haul and certain construction applications. The K range offers new standards in durability and robustness. The front bumper is 100% steel with headlamp protection and has models that suit the harsh demands of the construction industry.”
The trucks were tested for over a year in Oman in some of the toughest regional settings.
Lars-Erik Forsbergh, president Renault Trucks Middle East, added: “Oman presents the type of extreme conditions in terms of heat and topography that are ideal to test a truck to its limits. The new Renault Trucks ranges performed extremely well with no issues reported. This is vital for businesses who need to be able to rely fully on their vehicles for the maximum productivity.”
In 2013 the D range was launched in the Middle East with a facelift model. The new addition to the range came to the region to cover all customer demands. As a distribution truck, the D range has further enhanced on its existing reliability and quality, and now has improved ergonomics and design.