Renault’s commercial division, Renault Trucks, showed off their future vision of long-range, big-rig vehicles at the Hanover IAA motor show, which started on the 20th September.
Moreso than perhaps any other type of vehicle, long distance transport trucks are increasingly being designed to offer maximum fuel efficiency in order to reduce costs for their operators. Although reduced fuel consumption can be achieved through different means, developing more efficient engines and designing lighter, more aerodynamic vehicles are the most obvious routes to explore.
For the Renault Trucks CX/03 Concept everything was done to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and make it is light as possible. For example, its radiator grille is based on a tubular structure which combines aluminium and carbon fibre with three aerodynamic blades on the base to guide the airflow towards the sides. Personally I think it looks good. Somewhat like a character from Transformers who’s alter-ego is a Storm Trooper.
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