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Renault rolls out custom-built model for Mideast market

May 4, 2021
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enault Trucks, a leading provider of a range of commercial vehicles for distribution, heavy construction and long haul segment, has announced the launch of its new custom-built model, the Renault Trucks T X-64, in the Middle East market.

The new model is set to appeal to customers looking for cost-efficient trucks that feature European quality, and deliver an optimised total cost of ownership and standard warranty, said the statement from Renault Trucks.

The T X-64, is produced in a specialised conversion workshop at the Bourg-en-Bresse manufacturing site in France. The vehicle is converted using rigorous industrial processes and is specifically intended for customers operating in Africa and the Middle East.

Its high ground clearance makes it ideal for light construction, logistic or petroleum transportation, while its T cab maximises the driver's comfort.

Renault Trucks’ export models have been in high demand in the GCC - the T X-64 has explicitly been prepared for the region’s markets, with its reinforced chassis and other specifications.

The option of hub reduction allows drivers to operate either on-road on rough conditions, making the T X-64 ideal for tackling the region's most challenging terrain, said the statement.

With a change of stringers, suspensions, axles and conversion of the power train, the Renault Trucks T X-64 includes over 50% of new original parts.

According to Renault, the new model is fitted with an ultra-robust reinforced 6x4 300 mm chassis with a three-axle profile, allowing a load of 8 tons on the front axle and 26 tons on the rear.

For optimum driving comfort and perfect control of the vehicle in any situation, the Renault Trucks T X-64 is fitted with an Optidriver robotised gearbox with off-road mode and manual acceleration, it stated.

Based on a Renault Trucks T Euro VI converted into Euro III, the Renault Trucks T X-64 guarantees the highest pollution control level as applied in Africa and the Middle East.

The Used Trucks Factory operators begin the conversion by dismantling and recycling the Euro VI components (silencers and AdBlue components) before installing the Euro III parts. As with new engines, this conversion is certified by an external body and guarantees the original power and torque.

The air and diesel filters are also reinforced, enabling the vehicle to adapt to its new environment (topography and the characteristics of locally-available fuel). Finally, ground clearance is increased to ensure the protection of the underbody on rough terrain.

The manufacturer's software and documentation are updated to ensure the vehicle, with its new specifications, is recognised and maintained throughout the network.

Finally, the Renault Trucks T X-64 comes with a manufacturer's warranty of 18 months or 180,000 km, which covers all components of the powertrain and is valid throughout all Renault Trucks sales and service outlets.

Alex Vosselman, Used Trucks Director of Renault Trucks Middle East, said: 'Following the successful introduction of our other custom-built models the X-Road and the X-Port to the region, these models enjoyed exceptionally high demand in GCC markets.'

'Our Used Trucks are now well established, so we are very confident that the new T X-64 will follow in these footsteps and reinforce the brand’s growing reputation across the region. We are also simultaneously launching a 24 months warranty combined with a 24 months service contract on the X-Port, X-Road and X-64 to emphasize on the total cost of ownership and quality of our Used Renault trucks,' he added.

Used Trucks Factory conversions are conducted using recently used trucks that have been rigorously selected and subjected to over 200-point inspections.

Each conversion has been specifically studied by Renault Trucks' design and quality engineers. The industrial manufacturing and quality control processes meet a level of requirements comparable to those applied in the manufacture of new vehicles.

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