Early Renault Masters were unusually styled and distinctively Renault products — with, for example, round door handles resemblant of the Fiat Strada.
They competed with a number of other manufacturer's products, but also with the smallest models of Renault's own Dodge 50 Series, which was latterly being built as the Renault 50 Series after Renault's acquisition of the UK Dodge production facilities (at the time of Peugeot's take-over of Chrysler Europe).
First generation vans were available with 2.5D or 2.8TD diesel engines.
The current generation, though primarily developed by Renault, is more conventional in appearance and is also available as the almost identical Opel Movano (and Vauxhall Movano), and from Renault's closely-related partner Nissan, renamed the Nissan Interstar; the arrangement mirrors the collaboration between these companies on the Master's smaller counterpart, the Renault Trafic.
The van has received a mid-life major facelift with the headlight area being heavily restyled, and now somewhat resembling the smaller Trafic.