Renault Trucks has announced a record year for LCV sales in 2020, with orders 86% ahead of 2019.
The result puts the UK & Ireland as the second best performing market in Europe for Renault Trucks Master, only beaten by France.
Strong performances were seen by the fully electric Master Z.E. range, which more than doubled orders year on year, as firms turn to EVs for urban environments and last-mile delivery applications.
Grahame Neagus, head of LCV UK & Ireland, said: “We are proud to say that, in what has been a challenging and unpredictable year, we have seen an unprecedented growth in our LCV performance, a tribute both to our strategy of targeted growth and to the hard work and professionalism of the Renault Trucks dealer network. Our performance has been strong across van, chassis cab and platform cab variants, and across all areas including our flourishing municipal business in both diesel and fully electric Z.E. powertrains.”
The firm credited its LCV success to its tailored solutions; 92% of all Renault Trucks Masters in the UK and Ireland are now supplied with some form of conversion.
Grahame Neagus added: “This year has cemented our tailored value proposition, working in partnership to create a bespoke solution tailored to the customer’s application. Our heavy truck experience and technical expertise adds value that is seeing sales gather momentum.”
Looking ahead, Renault Trucks said the addition of the 3.5-tonne Master Z.E. in platform and chassis cab base models will open up electric vehicles to more utility applications, further strengthening the firms’ appeal to a wider customer base.