Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) leader in Europe for the last ten years, Renault is bringing its expertise to the Middle East with the New Dokker Van, an affordable and practical vehicle for business driven enterprises and professionals.
With the comfort of a passenger car and modularity catering for a wide range of professional needs, the new Renault Dokker Van is an LCV with unbeatable quality and price ratio.
The competitively-priced Renault Dokker Van is not only spacious but also versatile, making it ideal for efficient, safe and quick transportation. Keeping the values of the Renault brand, the Dokker Van arrives at an unrivalled competitive price.
“The new Renault Dokker Van is the perfect van for SMEs to large companies, seeking an affordable, reliable and practical business companion,” declared Hakim Boutehra, Managing director at Renault Middle East.
Designed to be Practical
The Dokker Van offers a unique level of functionality in the LCV segment with an uncompromising level of comfort and peace-of-mind with its generous load carrying capacity of up to 3.9 cubic meters, a load length of 1.9 meters, which can be increased to 3.11 meters and a payload of 750 kg. With sliding door functionality and a twin-door tailgate that open at 180 degrees, loading the Dokker Van is a breeze. Sturdy and robustly designed with a prominent grille, stylish and sweptback headlights and generous dimensions, the model measures 4.36m in length, 1.75m width and 1.81m height.
Reliable, Fuel-Efficient Engines
Under the hood is available a 1.6L petrol engine, offering a torque of 128.5 Nm @ 2,800 rpm, more than enough to pull away with big loads. The fuel efficient engine delivers 6.7L /100 km on the extra-urban cycle and 7.8L /100km overall, saving money and time as well with longer distance range and lesser re-fuelling stops at petrol stations. Standard on-board computer display on the instrument panel continuously informs the driver about fuel consumption, distance remaining before next fuel-up, trip distance, etc.
Simple, Useful Features
A high driving position offers a commanding view supported by a wide windscreen for greater visibility.
The Dokker Van is also packed with a variety of solutions that simplify the day-to-day life of drivers, with ingenious spaces for optimal stowage. For a peaceful and relaxing drive, the Dokker Van also benefits from highly efficient sound absorption fittings. In addition, the 15” wheels soak up the bumps with Mac Pherson struts with wishbone arms at the front, and H-type torsion beam with programmed deflection coil spring suspension at the rear. ABS and driver airbag are standard safety equipment. Driving is safe with standard audio controls on the steering to help operate the Radio and Bluetooth functions, without having to take the eyes off the road.
The optional cruise control mechanism available on the Dokker Van with speed-limiter is unique in the segment and helps the driver to keep a safe speed.
While a tubular safety partition behind the driver’s seat is standard, the Dokker Van can be ordered with a folding and fully removable passenger ‘Easy Seat’ to increase loading capacity from 3.3 M3 to 3.9 M3. The load length in such case also increases to 3.11 meters. Foldable and removable, the passenger ‘Easy Seat’ shows its full ingenuity when the backrest folds down to form a temporary desk.
The passenger ‘Easy Seat’ option includes a wire mesh partition between the driver and cargo threshold. While the driver side of the mesh partition is fixed, the passenger side of the mesh partition pivots and opens to allow additional loading length once the passenger seat is folded or removed. For complete privacy of the cargo area, the Dokker Van can also be ordered with a full partition between the driver and cargo area including a window for rear view.
A clever and practical full-length overhead storage rack above the driver and passenger holds a volume of 12 liters and can be used to store light personal items or private files and documents. The high quality interior has a 2-block dashboard with a carved-out storage area enough to store files, charts and even place a laptop without the risk of it falling. Additional 37.6 liters of available storage: voluminous and accessible glovebox, door compartments, etc. are all standard. Each front door can hold 1.5L bottles.
Unique in the segment again is infotainment with the optional higher level Media Nav navigation system. Media Nav is intuitive to use thanks to its 7” touch screen with customisable 2D or 3D Bird view navigation Arabic and English GCC map displays with brightness adjustments & voice guidance. Media Nav as a multi-media system includes radio, AUX and USB.
Bluetooth is standard as well on the Dokker’s standard base audio unit as well as on Media Nav. Hands free telephony and the additional advantage of audio streaming technology help to play favourite songs from a mobile phone wirelessly and directly onto the Dokker Van’s music system. 8 mobile phone devices can be connected to the Bluetooth enabled Media Nav with phonebook and call history.
Wooden flooring and interior panelling in the cargo area are amongst the various accessories available. The wood protection kits are designed to protect the Dokker Van’s rear loading space and are made from marine-quality plywood with non-slip treatment. Storage bin kit is another wooden accessory to arrange and store tools and is the perfect complement to a full wooden protection kit.
Accessorised high-strength grilles for the rear window protect goods against theft and deter vehicle break-ins. Accessories in the range also include transverse roof bars, textile carpet mats, volume and perimeter alarm with or without remote control, 15” alloy wheels, and many others.
The Dokker is a reliable and durable van with a modern design that makes it look instantly recognizable. It has undergone a range of tests in order to check the robustness and reliability of the vehicle in all possible conditions using LCV specifications: Sub-Frame, Body and Underbody. Available in five colours with solid and metallic colour options, one may choose from Glacier White, Navy Blue, Comet Grey, Star Grey and Pearl Black.
The new Renault Dokker Van is on sale in GCC in May 2015. It benefits with a 3 year / 100,000 Km standard manufacturer’s warranty. Prices, specific offers, equipment options and a range of utilitarian accessories may be advised to customers by professional sales teams at each of Renault’s showrooms in the region.