The Mercedes V-Class and Volkswagen Multivan are the darlings of hotels, palaces, airports or major events for the transport of their VIP customers. Renault intends to take a share of this rapidly evolving market by presenting the Spaceclass version of its Traffic. And to make it known, the lozenge has simply chosen one of the most high-profile events of the year: the Cannes Film Festival, of which it has been a partner for many years.
A new starlet in Cannes
So, it is this afternoon that the Cannes Film Festival begins. On the program, big stars, stars of second zones, paparazzi, elitist films, easy girls (and men) hoping for a leading role, sumptuous parties, fine parties… and the Renault Trafic Spaceclass to transport all these little people! Alongside the Espace and other Talisman, Traffic is part of this version presented as a preview at the Festival. Its commercialization will only begin in September 2017.
The Trafic Spaceclass is characterised by a slightly more sophisticated treatment from the outside (chrome grille, LED light signature for the front lights, painted bumpers, “Spaceclass” logos on the front fenders). As an option, nice diamond rims 17″ or an exclusive Comet grey shade can be chosen.
But it is inside that the Traffic Spaceclass comes out in style, with 50 different configurations for seats in rows 2 and 3. These seats are on rails, are removable and can be made of leather (optional). Another interesting option: the central removable and height-adjustable tablet. Up to 9 people can be transported. Several practical details enhance the journey: individual LED reading lights, tinted rear windows, regulated air conditioning, various sockets for charging and using devices (12V, 220V, USB).
Renault has not yet communicated on the range of engines that will equip the Spaceclass, and even less on its prices. To do this, we will have to wait a few more weeks. Similarly, it is not known whether this type of VIP shuttle will be offered on the many Traffic clones (Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro, Fiat Talento, Nissan NV300).