Revealed overnight in Europe, the 2022 Renault Trafic van has a refreshed exterior, redesigned interior, and a longer list of available safety equipment.

    The reveal of the cargo van version follows that of the updated people mover variant late in 2020.

    According to a Renault Australia spokesperson, the facelifted Trafic van isn’t confirmed for Australia yet. It goes on sale in Europe later in 2021.

    The new front fascia includes standard LED headlights across the range, along with a larger and squarer grille and a new front bumper.

    There are also new wheels, a new radio antenna, as well as a new colour called ‘Cumulus Blue’.

    Inside the facelifted Trafic is a completely redesigned dash with a new instrument panel and shifter, as well as new door panels.

    On the dash there is an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a 4.2-inch driver information display.

    Complementing this, there’s a 15W wireless phone charger and also three USB points inside the cabin.

    On top of this, there are also new safety features available on the Trafic van and include the following:

    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Front, rear and side parking sensors
    • Reversing camera

    Powering the facelifted Trafic van is a choice of four different diesel powertrains with power ranging from 82kW to 126kW.

    The 2.0-litre powertrain has received an increase of power ranging from 4kW to 7kW depending on the variant.

    Renault Australia currently offers the Trafic with a choice of single- or twin-turbo 1.6-litre and single-turbo 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engines.

    As a van, the facelifted Trafic is available in two different lengths and two different heights.

    It offers a cargo volume from 5.8 to 8.9 cubic metres depending on the variant.

    In its long-wheelbase form, the facelifted Trafic has a trap in its bulkhead that allows the van to offer what Renault says is the best load length in its segment at 4.15m.

    The 2022 Renault Trafic van is also available as a platform cab that has the flexibility to be used as a tipper truck, refrigerated truck, or large cargo truck.

    All up there are 275 different configurations available of the facelifted 2022 Renault Trafic.

    This third-generation Trafic has been on sale here in Australia since 2015 and Renault has produced over 800,000 examples for sale worldwide.

    To the end of August 2021, Renault has sold 1531 examples of its Trafic in Australia.

    That means it was outsold by the Toyota Hiace (5945), Ford Transit (2219), Hyundai iLoad (2365), and LDV G10 (1798), though it outsold its rebadged Mitsubishi Express twin (822).

    MORE: Everything Renault Trafic

    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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