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Al Masaood debuts Renault Trucks T X-64 converted trucks in Abu Dhabi

Model converted at manufacturer’s French factory with over 50% of new original parts specifically for Middle Eastern and African markets, with a warranty of 18 months or 180,000km

Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles and Equipment (CV&E) have announced the availability of Renault Trucks’ T X-64 in Abu Dhabi, a model range converted at the manufacturer’s Used Trucks Factory in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, and aimed at customers looking for quality with optimised total cost of ownership and a standard warranty.

Al Masaood explained that the trucks are produced in a specialised conversion workshop at Renault Trucks’ Bourg-en-Bresse production facility in France where the vehicles are converted using “rigorous industrial processes and specifically intended for customers operating in Africa and the Middle East”. The T X-64’s high ground clearance makes it ideal for light construction, logistic or petroleum transportation, while its T cab maximises driver’s comfort, said Al Masaood in a statement, adding that the Renault Trucks T X-64 comes with a manufacturer’s warranty of 18 months or 180,000km, which covers all components of the powertrain and is valid throughout all Renault Trucks sales and service outlets.

Mohamed El Zeftawi, general manager, Al Masaood CV&E, said: “The launch of Renault Trucks’ T X-64 in Abu Dhabi, along with our customised solutions, forms part of our efforts to contribute to maintaining the UAE’s trucks market updated with the advancements and innovations at the global level. Apart from offering products that are specifically designed, manufactured, and maintained to ensure users’ operational, safety, we also strive to keep pace with environmental requirements. Sharing Renault Trucks’ vision, we believe that creativity and innovation come in many forms, as reflected by the latest T X-64’s exciting features.”

According to Al Masaood, Renault Trucks’ Export models have been in high demand in the GCC and the T X-64 has explicitly been prepared for the region’s markets, with its reinforced chassis and other specifications. The option of hub reduction allows drivers to operate either on-road on rough conditions, making the T X-64 ideal for tackling the region’s most challenging terrain. With a change of stringers, suspensions, axles and conversion of the power train, the Renault Trucks T X-64 includes over 50% of new original parts.

The final converted product is fitted with a new ultra-robust reinforced 6×4 300mm chassis with a three-axle profile, allowing a load of 8t on the front axle and 26t on the rear. For optimum driving comfort and perfect control of the vehicle in any situation, the Renault Trucks T X-64 is fitted with an Optidriver robotised gearbox with off-road mode and manual acceleration, said Al Masaood’s statement.

“Based on a Renault Trucks T Euro VI converted into Euro III, the Renault Trucks T X-64 guarantees the highest pollution control level as applied in Africa and the Middle East. The Used Trucks Factory operators begin the conversion by dismantling and recycling the Euro VI components (silencers and AdBlue components) before installing the Euro III parts. As with new engines, this conversion is certified by an external body and guarantees the original power and torque,” the statement added.

The air and diesel filters are also reinforced, enabling the vehicle to adapt to its new environment (topography and the characteristics of locally available fuel). Finally, ground clearance is increased to ensure the protection of the underbody on rough terrain. The manufacturer’s software and documentation are updated to ensure the vehicle, with its new specifications, is recognised and maintained throughout the network.

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