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Renault and Renault Trucks pursue their cooperation in light commercial vehicle market with the Renault Master

Renault Master, new generation large van, will be sold through the Renault and Renault Trucks dealer networks. With this new generation large van, Renault and Renault Trucks continue the successful light commercial vehicle cooperation between both manufacturers.

(Boulogne-Billancourt/Lyon).Renault and Renault Trucks announced today that they will continue their successful cooperation in the light commercial vehicle market with the Renault Master.
The market launch will begin in European markets from April 2010 onwards. The all-new Master vans will be sold via their brands’ respective light commercial dealer networks: Renault and Renault Trucks Dealers in Europe.

Within the Renault-Renault Trucks cooperation, the new Renault Master vans will continue to be built at the Renault plant SOVAB (Société des Véhicules Automobiles de Batilly) located in Batilly (France).

Jean-Jacques Azuar, vice-president vans programme director at Renault LCV Division, comments: “We are confident that the new Master will stand out as a leader on the market.”

Jean-Marc Lange, vice president Light Commercial Vehicles Business, Renault Trucks, comments: “the new Master, with its front and rear wheel drive versions, will perfectly complete our current range of Light and Heavy Duty vehicles. More than a vehicle, the new Master will enhance Renault Trucks “know-how” in terms of service quality, in sales and after-sales, thanks to the company’s robust light commercial vehicles experience and its dedication to B to B.

About Renault:

The €40 billion (US[55] billion) Renault Group designs, develops, manufactures and sells innovative, safe and environmentally-friendly vehicles worldwide. It has a commercial presence in 118 countries, selling vehicles under three brands – Renault, Dacia and Samsung. Renault also pursues an Alliance with Nissan, created in 1999. The Renault-Nissan Alliance is the fourth largest automotive group in the world, and aims to rank among the world’s top three automotive groups for quality, technology and profitability.
Established in 1898, Renault is a group with a long and successful history of vehicle production. Today, it produces cars and light commercial vehicles in 18 countries on five continents for its customers around the world.
The Renault Group employs about 129,000 people worldwide.

About Renault Trucks:
Fuelled by the enthusiasm and experience of a workforce over 14,000 strong, and operating in more than 100 countries with 1,500 sales and service outlets, Renault Trucks is a leading player in the truck building industry.
A designer, manufacturer and distributor of commercial vehicles, Renault Trucks offers the most comprehensive range of vehicles (from 2.7 to 60T) and services on the market, perfectly adapted to its customers' activities: delivery, distribution, construction, long haul, special and military applications. Renault Trucks sold almost 77,000 vehicles in 2008.
Renault Trucks is investing to bring pride back into road haulage, for both its customers and their drivers. This is because road haulage is a noble profession and that without it, society would collapse.
Renault Trucks brings its customers efficiency, value and quality by cultivating its values: commitment, closeness and frankness.