Tuesday 4th September 2012
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Renault Trafic Overview

The Renault Trafic is classed as a light commercial van and is also sold as a minibus. This vehicle has been produced by the French car manufacturing company Renault for over 30 years. The minibus version seats up to 9 people and this is the best selling van in Europe for this size of vehicle. These vans are comfortable, spacious and have strong engines but they can be very noisy.

Renault Trafic History

The first generation Renault Trafic (1981-2000) was first produced as a replacement to the Renault Estafette. The 80’s chassis and cab of this vehicle were built as the Winnebago LeSharo in the US. This vehicle had many different makeovers in its time, with the biggest and most changing one taking place in 1990, to bring it up to a more modern looking van. In 1997 this vehicle was also marketed as the Chevrolet Trafic and Opel/Vauxhall Arena, depending on which country it was being sold in. The second generation (2001- ) is the current version in production. This design shares it platform with the Vauxhall/Opel Vivaro and the Nissan Primastar. It had a small makeover in 2006, which altered the headlight design mainly. As mentioned above, this is the most popular van sold across Europe.


Panel van Long wheel base Minibus Crew-cab Drop-side

Fuel Economy

The first generation Renault Trafic had the following engines available: 1.4, 1.6 and 2.2 petrol and 2.1 and 2.5L diesel. The current version has: a 2.0L petrol version and 1.9, 2.0 and 2.5L diesel engines available. The most economical of the range are the diesel engines which give 27-34 mpg un-laden. Take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when determining fuel economy.


The first version Trafic had a 5-speed manual gearbox with the current version having the choice of 6-speed manual and 6-speed quickshift semi-automatic. Have a look at the Renault gearbox parts section to find your Trafic gearbox parts.


You can find Renault Trafic parts at Breakeryard. As we have a vast network of Breakers with loads of different parts available. Check out the Trafic parts page or enter your vehicle details in our part finder to locate your parts. If you have had problems with parts on the  Trafic we love to hear from you. We have a page on problem parts. You may find your solution on our Trafic problems page here.