New Renault Trafic-based campervan from Sydney’s Frontline priced from $96K
Sydney-based campervan conversion specialist Frontline has ripped the covers off an all-new model at this year’s NSW Caravan, Camping and Holiday Supershow.
Joining Frontline’s existing Volkswagen Transporter and Toyota HiAce based models, the new Frontline campervan is based on the latest Renault Trafic commercial van, with choice of either Pro Trafic LWB or Premium Trafic LWB base vehicles and a six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Powered by a 125kW/380Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine, the Renault-based Frontline campervan comes in three layouts: the two seat/two-to-four berth Vacationer which offers full camper walk-through thanks to its unique rear dinette conversion; the four seat/two-to-four berth Adventurer, or a four seater with extra large bed called the Adventurer Full Width.
Like other Frontline campervans, the new 5.48m long x 1.96m wide x 2.065m high Renault camper features a pop-top roof and optional swivelling front passenger seat, and all variants can be fitted with an optional roof bed for the kids.
All layouts feature a front kitchenette that faces the side sliding entry door and incorporates a stainless steel sink with 12V water pump, 75 litre fridge and Butane portable or electric induction cooker.
Other standard features include a tinted sliding window with flyscreen, six LED lights, interior curtains, inside/outside table, day and night bed lounge, Fiamma awning, 100Ah AGM battery system, 50 litre fresh water tank with shower hook-up, 12V fan, storage cupboards and various electrical sockets.
There are a number of options available, including colour matching paint and pop-top, rear and side door screens, a microwave, portable toilet, hot water unit and TV.
Introduced in late-2022, the latest Renault Trafic medium van offers a more car-like driving experience with an 8.0-inch infotainment interface that incorporates smartphone mirroring, DAB+ digital radio and Bluetooth connectivity.
Safety gear in the new Trafic includes active emergency braking system (AEB), adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, traffic sign recognition, rear parking sensors and a reversing camera, and automatic high beam for the LED headlights.
Tare weight of the Renault Frontline campervan is approximately 2300kg with a GVM of 3070kg. The Frontline Renault can also tow up to 2500kg depending on the variant.
Pricing for the new Renault Trafic-based Frontline campervan starts at $96,000.
Also on display at the Sydney Supershow was a black metallic prototype of a new entry-level Frontline campervan, based on a Chinese-built LDV G10 panel van.
Priced as displayed was $69,290 with a few options fitted, with the basic fit-out on the new fixed low-roof model including a 38L fridge freezer, day night bed lounge, water tank, pull out shower, 100Ah battery system, butane cooker, and various cupboards, lighting as well as other campervan features.