Karrier sells Master
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KARRIER DEALERS will soon be selling the Renault Master range of 3.5-tonne-gvw vans and chassis cabs.
Karrier Motors has reached an agreement with Renault UK, which has been selling the Master and its lighter relative the Trafic through Renault's 480 car dealers since May 1981. Now, 40 of Karrier's 60 dealers will be appointed as Master sales and service points. The first of these will go into operation this month and the remainder are planned to be operational by the end of next month.
The Renault UK dealer network will continue to sell the Master range and will also continue to be solely responsible for sales of the Trafic and the 4F6 van. There are at present no plans for Karrier to sell the Trafic.
Nor, even though Karrier is 50 per cent owned by Talbot, is there any possibility of Karrier dealers also selling the Talbot Express, a Master competitor.
From January to October this year, 2,232 Trafics have been registered in the UK, taking a 3.6 per cent share of the 2.5-tonne gvw-market while 523 Masters have been registered taking 1.8 per cent of the 3.5-tonne market. Renault says that outside France the two light vehicle ranges sell better in the UK than any other market. It is expected that "at least 1,000 Masters a year" will be sold by Karrier dealers.