Renault Trucks has started marketing a new model, specially converted and certified for the African and Middle Eastern markets - the Renault Trucks T X-Port.
Based on a Renault Trucks T Euro 6 model with an 11-litre engine, this unique truck is being produced by the brand’s Used Trucks Factory in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
For customers operating on the African continent and in the Middle East, where Euro 3 legislation is in force, Renault Trucks has developed the T X-Port, a statement said. This is a Renault Trucks T Euro 6 model, converted to Euro 3 using strict industrial processes in the company’s specialised Used Trucks Factory workshops, in order to guarantee the highest level of pollution reduction in force in these markets.
A Euro 6 used truck driven without the addition of Adblue would be permanently damaged and its emissions would equate to those of a Euro 0 vehicle, it said.
A robust Euro 3 vehicle
The conversion starts with dismantling the Euro 6 components, namely the silencer and AdBlue components, which are then sent to the manufacturer's recycling network.
Operators at the Renault Trucks Used Trucks Factory then install the Euro 3 components and the reinforced filtration system. The software and manufacturer's documentation are updated, allowing the vehicle to be recognised throughout the network with its new features.
The air and diesel filters are reinforced, enabling the vehicle to adapt to its new environment (topography and the characteristics of fuel distributed locally). Finally, ground clearance is increased by 30 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear, it said.
After conversion, the Renault Trucks T X-Port's emission levels and engine performance (power and torque) are certified by UTAC, an independent international organisation. The truck undergoes the same quality process as a new vehicle.
Meeting all needs in road haulage sector
The Renault Trucks T range meets the needs of all companies operating in the road haulage sector: industrial transport, controlled temperature transport, tanker transport, and livestock transport. It offers customers the perfect balance between fuel savings and life on-board.
All T models feature top-of-the-range finishes for the best on-board comfort for drivers. These include all-textile seats designed by RECARO®, two driver’s armrests, the option of rearranging the positions of the control buttons and an ergonomic dashboard with a 7” central display, which is the largest on the market. Also available are a storage compartment that can be accessed from both inside and outside the vehicle, plus a door-opening angle of 85°, it said.
The truck as a whole, the cab and every element of the powertrain have been designed to promote fuel savings. The windscreen is inclined by 12° and the cab itself is trapezoid in shape, being 2.35 metres wide at the front and 2.50 metres wide at the back, which improves its drag coefficient (cx) by up to 12%. Enhanced productivity Is provided by a GCW (gross combined weight) rating of up to 60 tonnes and a fuel tank capacity of up to 1,475 litres for long journeys.
Finally, all Renault Trucks T models are fitted with the Optidriver transmission as standard. This automated gearbox selects the right gear at the right time according to speed, load and driving style in order to guarantee better mobility and greater comfort while driving.
The Euro 3-certified Renault Trucks T X-Port comes with a 12-month international manufacturer's warranty that covers all incidents relating to the engine, gearbox and axles and is valid throughout Renault Trucks sales and service outlets in Africa and the Middle East. The T X-Port is only available from the Renault Trucks network. In addition, a 24 months international manufacturer’s warranty and service contract are offered for a limited time. - TradeArabia News Service