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In response to the changing UK and Irish markets – and demand from customers – Renault Trucks has introduced a newly-engineered right-hand drive Range T High, available from early 2018.

The right-hand drive Range T High with flat-floor cab is the new flagship in the French manufacturer’s Euro 6 line-up.

“For UK and Irish customers, while the standard Range T continues to deliver the best available total cost of ownership, we have listened and we recognise that more operators are looking for a more spacious and luxurious sleeper cab,” said Nigel Butler, commercial director, Renault Trucks UK.

“Since launch in 2013, the left-hand drive Range T High has been universally acclaimed in Europe and by operators and press alike here in the UK. Our flagship flat-floor right-hand drive models offer spacious, comfortable and well-appointed working and living areas that will appeal to both drivers and operators who specify vehicles that are a home-from home, and those who prioritise image.”

The truck is designed to offer superior levels of performance and comfort, and is available in three core variants.

International’, featuring fabric seats with rotating passenger seat, flat floor, standard bunk and steel wheels, is available in 440 bhp and 480 bhp in 6×2 configuration only.

Driver’ comes with full leather seats with rotating passenger seat, performance lower and ‘ultimate’ upper bunk, deep fridge, compact dashboard, Alcoa alloy wheels, aluminium suzie support and additional catwalk, and is available in 440 bhp, 480 bhp and 520 bhp.

The top-of-the-range ‘Driver Lux’ – available in 480 bhp and 520 bhp – is to luxury spec and additionally includes backrest, lockers, luxury curtains, laminated side windows and aluminium air tanks.

“Attracting and retaining good drivers is a real priority for operators facing the critical shortage of trained professionals in the industry,”Butler continued. “The generous working, living and sleeping environment of the right-hand drive Range T High will help enhance driver satisfaction and productivity as the flat floor delivers the comfort levels needed for international or long-distance transport.

“Efficiency and fuel economy remain strongpoints of the Range T High’s latest generation Step C 13-litre engine, while enhanced residual values support the Range T’s excellent total cost of ownership performance, ensuring the right-hand drive flat floor cab makes commercial sense for long-haul operators,” he concluded.