Making LCV ownership easier
RENAULT'S range of light commercial vehicles has become even more affordable to operate, with the arrival of a capped price for scheduled servicing of $199 per year, for three years.
This offer is available for a limited time on the Kangoo compact van, Trafic medium van and Master large van ordered before September 30, 2012. The offer makes a strong statement about the affordability of running a new fuel-efficient, safe and reliable Renault.
The Renault light commercial range is selling strongly in Australia celebrating its biggest month of sales ever in June, and doubling of LCV sales year to date compared with 2011.
The launch of the new Master range earlier this year completed a makeover program that began in early 2011 with the arrival of the new generation Kangoo, in petrol and diesel guises, and an update for the mid-size Trafic van.
"We are committed to lowering the total cost of ownership for LCV operators, and have added several user-friendly features to make purchasing a new Renault that much easier," Lyndon Healey, LCV Brand Manager for Renault Australia said.
"These include an attractively low interest finance deal at 2.9%, and an impressive three-year/200,000 km warranty, as well as the new Capped Price Servicing offer.
"An additional benefit is that Renault LCVs only require servicing once a year, unlike some rivals which require two visits to the dealership, doubling the cost of servicing and the inconvenience of having the vehicle off the road twice," he said.
Renault is on a charge in Australia with sales of all vehicle types (Passenger LCV and Sport combined) up 30% so far this year, after growing by 90% in 2011.
"We are very excited that sales of LCVs have doubled so far this year, proof positive that our offer is meeting the needs and desires of the market," Lyndon said.
Some existing Renault dealers are also beginning to roll out a new visual identity for their showrooms.
Bryan Byrt in south Brisbane is the first to have a new, ground-up, multi-million dollar dealership open for business.
The stylish, new-look, showroom is home to Renault LCVs, passenger and sports cars.
"Renault is the leader in LCV sales in Europe and has been for 14 years.
"This is because our vehicles offer the right mix of practicality, performance and reliability light commercial customers require," Lyndon said.
"We have been attracting sales from a number of significant fleets as well as smaller businesses, all of whom recognise the value in the Renault LCV offer."
A key element of the Renault growth program has been an increase in the dealer network, rising from 19 outlets Australia-wide at the start of the year to 25 dealers in August, to 30 by the end of 2012.