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Renault Trafic is the name used by Renault for recent generations of its light vans.
The current Trafic is the Renault-branded version of a panel van developed in a joint venture with General Motors (GM), and also sold as the Vauxhall and Opel Vivaro; it is also sold by Renault's ally Nissan as the Primastar.
The Trafic is built at GMM Luton, Luton in the UK, along with the Vivaro and Primastar.
In an agreement between Renault and Nissan, versions of the van are also manufactured at Nissan's plant in Barcelona, Spain.
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The van exists in several versions, from a 3-seater with all the rear space available for loads, to a 9-seater. Its name is based on the French word for "trade" or "traffic" (depending on the context).
The van was designed by Renault in Paris, and both Renault and GM versions are manufactured by GM at their plant in Luton.
A mild facelift in 2006 saw the orange indicators swapped for clear ones more integrated into the headlamp housings. (On the Vauxhall & Opel models, the indicators moved from the front bumpers, up into the headlamp housings, thus looking more similar to the Renault.)
The Renault Trafic has been available in Mexico since early May 2007. This is the only country in America in which it is offered.
The first versions of the Trafic were sold in the 1980s, and were somewhat revised and updated during their lifetime, including a major facelift. They were also sold as the Opel Arena and Vauxhall Arena from 1997.
The chassis and cab of the 1980s model were sold in complete knock down (CKD) kits for Winnebago, who built the Winnebago LeSharo, and Itasca Phasar, in order for the chassis and cab version to meet United States safety and emission requirements. This version was sold with Renault's Douvrin engine.
In 2007, Tata Motors announced the Winger, a panel van based on the old-generation Renault Traffic platform
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