Renault has rebooted its popular Trafic Formula Edition.

The 2019 Formula Editions are available in short and long-wheelbase, with a 103kW twin turbo diesel.

It’s available this time with White or Storm Grey paint, highlighted with racy red F1-style detailing, giving the limited run vehicles a stand-out appearance.

Formula Edition adds ‘Java’ dark cloth upholstery, a heated driver’s seat, and premium dashboard which adds a dashtop storage compartment, chrome instrument panel surround, gloss black side air vent surrounds, chrome-plated gear knob trim, leather covered gear knob and chrome-plated speaker surrounds.

There are also Formula Edition floor mats, the ultra-helpful wide-view reversing mirror installed into the passenger sun visor, LED interior lighting and hands-free entry card and push-button start.

The equipment list also includes a high-security dead-locking system, climate control air conditioning, and a dealer-fitted timber cargo floor and stainless-steel rear bumper lip to make entry to the load bay more secure.

The timber floor enhances the functionality of the cargo area and provides a more premium look and feel.

The flooring is made from 9mm hardwood with non-slip working surface that is oil resistant and hard-wearing.

Formula Edition can be instantly identified by its red side stripe, eye-catching, red front grille finisher strip, daytime LED running lights, and fog lights inserted into bright red surrounds.

It rides on sporty black 17-inch ‘Cyclade’ alloys, while body-coloured bumpers complemented by rear corner pillar trim and sliding-door rail surround are also finished in body-colour.

The 2019 Renault Trafic Formula edition is priced from $41,990 for the short-wheelbase and $43,490 for the long wheelbase version.

“Over the past few years the exclusive Formula Edition has brought many new customers to Renault LCV,” Light commercial product manager, Lyndon Healey, said.

“In addition to referencing Renault Sport’s involvement in Formula 1, the feature-rich list of extra equipment and the stand out design elements really appeal to SME and tradie buyers.

“More importantly for keen Trafic drivers, the manual six-speed gearbox is the same as that used in the high-performance Renault Sport Megane hot-hatch, so there’s a little bit of Renault Sport magic in every Trafic.”

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Chris Riley has been a journalist for almost 40 years. He has spent half of his career as a writer, editor and production editor in newspapers, the rest of the time driving and writing about cars both in print and online. His love affair with cars began as a teenager with the purchase of an old VW Beetle, followed by another Beetle and a string of other cars on which he has wasted too much time and money. A self-confessed geek, he’s not afraid to ask the hard questions - at the risk of sounding silly.
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