RENAULT TRUCKS has been tracing its history back to 1983, since the moment of the incorporation of Renault Vehicules Industriels with Dodge Europe and with Mac (in 1992). Since 2001, Renault Vehicules Industriels has merged with Volvo's production group and is called Renault Trucks.
Renault Trucks produces small, medium and heavy trucks with a gross weight of 2.8 to 60 tons. Since 2001, Renault Trucks has been part of the transnational Volvo group (it also includes Volvo and Mack). In 2005 Renault Trucks plants assembled 63944 trucks, including Mascott - 12461, Midlum - 15484, Premium Distribution - 6 663, Premium Route - 12328, Magnum - 8202, Kerax - 8800. Renault share in the European market of heavy trucks Trucks in 2005 amounted to 10.8%. The main production facilities are concentrated in France (Blenville-sur-Ori, Bourges-en-Bres, Limoges, Batilli, Venissier) and Spain (Villaverde), Renault Trucks is headquartered in Lyon. The company, which is present in more than one hundred countries on five continents, employs 15 thousand employees. The Renault Trucks service network in Europe includes 1,150 stations.
Renault Trucks trucks are divided into four large groups according to their purpose: small trucks - Master and Mascott,
Gathered some history and facts, decided to share. It will be about the most exotic truck in Europe, about Renault Magnum. The French released three exclusive versions during production.
It all started back in 1979, just then, with the approval of the brand’s representative office, the development of the Renault Magnum began. After 11 years, in 1990. the first Magnum left the factory gate in Bourke-en-Bres in the suburbs of Lyon. It is worth noting that they were collected only at this plant.
Magnum was revolutionary; it brought together several solutions that are used to this day. . The lower module was a chassis and power unit, and the upper cab and controls. The cab itself is made of fiberglass, this helped to protect it from corrosion and reduce weight. It was mounted on a four-point suspension.
The car interior was even more interesting. It had two speedometers, a flat floor, an upper sleeping shelf, and a footrest. Options were very rich. There were electric mirrors and glasses, heated mirrors, and in richer trim levels there were electric sunroof and curtains, air conditioning, a kind of climate control and cruise control.
The engine range began with a volume of 12 liters at 380-420hp, and ended with a V8 Mack EE9 with a volume of 16.4 liters and a capacity of 520-560 hp.
In 1997, Magnum was updated. Visually, it did not differ much, but Mack engines with 390, 430 and 470 hp were already installed on it. 12 liters We paid great attention to the interior of the car.
The most interesting thing about Magnum Vega, of course, is in the cockpit. Designers tried and created comfort and convenience for the driver and passenger. From the passenger’s side, they arranged a rotary resting place, which easily moves along the cockpit, making it easier for the crew to move. By moving the chair, the driver gets a passage to the glove compartment, which acts as a ladder, making it easier to access the shelf. Behind the driver’s working area is a multifunctional unit used for cooking, resting, and storing things. The unit combines a DVD player, a game unit for multimedia entertainment, an electric kettle, a wardrobe and much more. To watch movies, a large LCD flat screen is provided. The salon is also close to the regular version, but its equipment is more than rich. Inside, all three seats and a berth are upholstered in black leather. Blue interior lighting also remained.