Renault Trucks is to reveal a complete new range of commercial vehicles on 11th June.
The unveiling of the new range in Lyon is the result of seven years of work and will mark Renault’s move to the Euro 6 engine standard which becomes compulsory on 1st January next year.
The new Euro 6 range
The manufacturer used its Euro 5 engine blocs as a point of departure in developing the latest generation of engines, making the adaptations necessary to bring them into line with the Euro 6 standard.
Renault said the 11 and 13 litre engines for the new Construction and Long Distance ranges would be the least polluting and the quietest the brand had ever used in its trucks.
Rather than use cooled EGR technology, Renault has developed its own system for re-injecting hot exhaust gases into the air intake. It said this ensured good combustion and increased the efficiency of the post treatment system, which requires high temperatures to operate under optimal conditions.