New MASTER is instantly distinguished through a more dynamic front-end design featuring the signature C-shaped lighting. An elevated bonnet line, vertical front grille and new ‘Urban Grey’ colour complete the revised styling.
New Master continues to offer businesses and trades remarkable flexibility, with a choice of three body heights and four different lengths. There’s also the option of front, rear or four-wheel drive transmission, plus either a six-speed manual or six-speed Quickshift automatic gearboxes. There are four Gross Vehicle Weights (GVW): 2800, 3300, 3500 or 4500kg, while New Master’s available load volume stretches from between 6.9m3 to 22m3, with a payload of up to 2158kg.
New MASTER gives priority to practicality and efficiency. The rear doors can be opened 270° (optional), and the very low body sill makes it easier to load cumbersome items. Anchorage points (up to 10) secure the goods, and handles, ideally placed on the sides of the doors, save you effort in loading and unloading from the rear area. With its wide rear and side openings and optimum load volume (from 8 m3 to 22 m3), New MASTER adapts to the needs of all users.
Already equipped with Lane Departure Warning, rear parking assistance and a reverse camera, New Master features additional driver-assistance systems (ADAS) for easy manoeuvring and safety. Rear view Assist – a first for the market segment – is a rear-view camera that optimises medium to long-distance rear visibility via a display on the upper part of the windscreen, while Side Wind Assist provides stability assistance in the event of side winds and is activated over 45 mph and can correct up to 50 per cent of the vehicle’s lateral deflection in extreme conditions. Front parking assistance, Blind Spot Warning and the optional Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), which operates both in urban environments and on motorways, also feature on New Master.
A new dashboard is the centerpiece of the fully revamped interior. Sleeker than that of the previous Master, yet offering large open or closed storage areas, the new dashboard features chrome inserts on both air vents and air conditioning buttons, redesigned rev counter and monochrome five-inch digital screen. The centre section now also incorporates the MediaNav Evolution multimedia system navigation screen (compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) as well as a docking station for digital tablets.
Power is provided by a new range of 2.3-litre dCi engines, which comply with Euro 6d-TEMP/Euro VI standards (depending on the version) and benefit from twin turbo technology. Power and torque are increased, with the respective maximums now being 180 hp and 400 Nm, yet fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 1 L/100 km (NEDC back-translated values). Depending on the version, these advanced engines can be coupled to either a six-speed manual gearbox or six-speed automatic gearbox.
The all-electric, zero-emissions-in-use Z.E. version continues to feature in the latest Master line-up. Ideally suited for city-centre last-mile deliveries, New Master Z.E. offers a real-world driving range of up to 75 miles and can be fully charged in six hours with the WallBox 32A / 7.4 kW charging station. It offers a sizeable payload of up to 1,100 kg.
In total, there are 99 versions of New Master, offering a simplified range and choice of lengths and engines. Depending on the version, they can be specified in two trim levels – Business and Business+.
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