The Renault Master Refrigerated Van is a large MPV van produced by French automobile company Renault since 1980, and it’s an excellent choice for anyone who needs the space of a car but still wants to be able to carry people and cargo.

The Master has been around for decades now, but this latest model is by far the best yet. It still comes with all the features that made it famous – including a rear sliding door and a large boot – but now they’re backed up by modern technology and design.

So if you’re looking for a sturdy and reliable temperature-controlled van that’s practical yet stylish, then you should definitely consider the 2022 Renault Master Refrigerated Van.

Renault Master Van Refrigeration Systems

There are many cooling systems on the market. The temperature in the refrigerated vehicle can range from 30 degrees Celsius to minus 30 degrees Celsius for products that require extremely cold storage.

Various compartments of some Renault Master freezer vans are kept at different temperatures. There may be two or even three, but the most common configuration is for a single vehicle to have only one refrigerated compartment.

The Renault Master refrigeration van can occasionally operate without the engine running. This is especially common with businesses that require mobile refrigerated trucks to provide cold products during outdoor events.

A backup facility is required in cases like these. The alternative power supply will likely be a three-phase or single-phase external source. Even when the motor is turned off, the product remains chilly.

Glacier Vehicles can provide fantastic value bespoke solutions regardless of your requirements thanks to our partnerships with key Renault Master refrigeration van equipment manufacturers.

Our Refrigeration/Freezer Insulation Options

The type of insulation utilised, like with other refrigeration systems, is determined by the required loading temperature. Glacier Vehicles uses Styrofoam insulation in all circumstances, which is a dense and highly thermal substance that is lightweight (improving the vehicle’s payload).

For various levels of insulation, different depths of Styrofoam will be employed, ranging from relatively thin Styrofoam (50mm) in cooled compartments to 100mm thick Styrofoam in deep freeze compartments.

Wet-lay and dry-line insulation are the two options for ‘finishing’ the insulation. We believe that wet-lay is the most successful way, so we only utilise it.

Renault Master Performance and Driving

The Renault Master is a large van that’s capable of carrying up to seven people and their luggage and qualifies as an excellent choice for a temperature-controlled logistics van. For a big van, the Master is capable of an impressive turn of pace.

The Master has a 2.3-litre engine that comes in 133bhp, 147bhp and 178bhp power outputs for those who need it. The engines are paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, but there’s also an option of a six-speed automatic transmission if you prefer that sort of thing.

Performance is quite good for such a big vehicle (for a frozen food transportation business, for example) – it can still cruise at motorway speeds without any fuss at all. The handling can also be as sharp as some rivals too, so you can feel confident when driving on winding roads or in town traffic.

Engine and Specifications

Renault Master comes with a 2.3-litre engine in 133bhp, 147bhp and 178bhp power outputs on front-wheel-drive vans. The 147bhp version is the most popular choice for commercial users.

The Master van has a maximum payload of 1,530kg. This is more than enough for most business owners. As already pointed out, the engine is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive. A four-wheel drive option is also available if you need it.

The Renault Master’s cabin is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for five to seven adults. There is a 7.6-litre glovebox with enough room to hold two 1.5-litre bottles. All models come with cruise control, Bluetooth connectivity and keyless start functionality as standard too – making it easy to use while on the move.

Safety and Reliability

The current Renault Master range consists of two standard equipment levels: Business and Business+. The former offers basic functionality, while the latter includes more safety features as well as some creature comforts such as cruise control and heated seats.

Here’s what you get with either:

Renault Master Business standard equipment highlights:

  • Alarm, immobiliser, deadlocks and remote locking
  • DAB radio with USB connection, Bluetooth and CD player
  • Driver’s seat with height and lumbar adjustment
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric, heated door mirrors
  • Full steel bulkhead
  • Height-adjustable steering wheel
  • Load anchorage points (eight for SWB, 10 for MWB and LWB)
  • Overhead parcel shelf
  • Passenger bench seat
  • Rear step (RWD only)

Renault Master Business+ standard equipment highlights

  • 12v power socket in load area
  • Additional lidded storage
  • Air-conditioning
  • Alarm, immobiliser, deadlocks and remote locking
  • Built-in clipboard
  • DAB radio with USB connection, Bluetooth and CD player
  • Driver’s seat with height and lumbar adjustment
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric, heated door mirrors
  • Full steel bulkhead
  • Height-adjustable steering wheel
  • Keyless go
  • Load anchorage points (eight for SWB, 10 for MWB and LWB)
  • Overhead parcel shelf
  • Passenger bench seat
  • Pivoting seat-back table with dual split underseat storage
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Rear step (RWD only)
  • Wide view mirror in the passenger sun visor (reduces blindspot)

Renault Master 2022 is one of the safest vehicles on the market. The latest generation of the model was awarded a bronze medal by Euro NCAP. The car is also equipped with a number of driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and blind spot monitoring system.

Loading Capabilities

Renault Master comes in FWD and RWD models.

FWD vans are offered in L1, L2, and L3 lengths. L1 models can have a regular or high roof, while L2 and L3 models can have a high or extra-high roof. That translates to a maximum of nine cubic metres in an L1 with a total load  weight of 1623kg, 12.3 cubic metres in L2 vehicles with a total load  weight of 1529kg, and 14.8 cubic metres with a total load  weight of 1434kg.

L3 and L4 rear-wheel-drive vans are available in high and extra-high configurations. They have a maximum load capacity of 12.4 to 17 cubic metres and can transport lengths of 3733mm to 4383mm. The payload capacity of a 3.5-tonne van ranges from 1207kg in the L3 to 1160kg in the L4; whereas, a 4.5-tonne Renault Master can carry weights of 2151kg in the L3 and 2128kg in the L4.

Master’s maximum size is comparable to that of competing vans. Many examples of these vans can transport 17 cubic metres or more, and most often are front-wheel-drive.

For those who need to transport goods or equipment in a refrigerated van, Renault Master is an ideal choice. It is the perfect vehicle for those who are looking to transport food, medical supplies or any other perishable goods. It has a spacious load area and can easily be fitted with a refrigeration unit that keeps your goods cool for up to 24 hours.

Servicing and Maintenance

Renault recommends your car receives a Full Service every 12,000 miles or 12 months – whichever is sooner.

The Full Service includes:

  • Oil and filter change
  • Full brake fluid flush
  • Air filter replacement (if needed)
  • Engine oil and filter change (if required)
  • Spark plugs replacement (if required)
  • Air conditioning re-gas (if required)
  • Routine checks on all fluid levels, belts, hoses and filters

Should You Buy The Renault Master 2022?

The Renault Master is a tough little van that’s built to last. It’s also surprisingly comfortable to drive and has a decent amount of kit.

The Master is well equipped, with features such as Bluetooth, heated seats and leather upholstery all included in the price.

If you’re looking for a large van or panel van then there are plenty of choices out there – but few are as durable as this Renault Master!

This is especially true if you are looking for a refrigerated van for your cold business. As already pointed out, it is easy to customise the Renault Master and hook up the necessary equipment so it can provide a temperature controlled environment for your goods.

If you are in the market for a van for your cold business and want something that is easy to drive, easy to maintain, and refrigerated, then our stock of Renault Master here at Glacier Vehicles may be just what you need.

Get in touch for expert advice and we will help you make the best choice for your business needs.

Call +44 20 8668 7579 today.