Three new K range models to help conserve and manage the UAE’s forests and wildlife
Three new Renault trucks from the French company’s K range will be involved in conservation efforts in the UAE after Barari Natural Resources took delivery of the vehicles.
A UAE-based conservation and forest and wildlife management company, Barari expanded its fleet with the addition of two latest Renault Trucks K440 P6x6 and one K460 T6x4 models, said a statement from the Volvo-owned French heavy vehicles maker.
Among the reasons that the robust models were chosen was their high ground clearances with an approach angle of 32-degrees, perfect for their work in forest management, the statement said, adding that Barari purchased its first Renault Trucks model – the K440 T6x4 – in 2017.
The K Heavy Construction range models are equipped with the latest features and technology, said Renault Trucks. Fitted with 13L engines, they offer a capacity of 120t and have automated transmission along with All Wheel Drive (AWD) capabilities that deliver full power to all the wheels, making them ideal for heavy duty use and strengthening the models’ abilities to tackle off-roading on the UAE’s tough terrains.
Ghassan Fares, head of procurement at Barari Natural Resources, said: “We have been extremely impressed not only with the performance of our first K440 T6x4 truck, but also with the great aftersales service of (Renault Trucks’ dealer) Al Masaood and the company’s excellent long-term warranty. These factors made Renault Trucks the natural choice when we decided to expand our fleet of trucks.”
Renault Trucks said the new trucks return low fuel consumption figures, making them some of the most environmentally friendly options in the market, in keeping with Barari Natural Resources’ brand values. Fares added: “We were also impressed with the new trucks’ fuel efficiency, which made them even more attractive, as we are continually looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint.”
Guillaume Zimmermann, commercial director, Renault Trucks Middle East, said: “We are proud to continue to support Barai Natural Resources and their admirable efforts to protect and enhance the environment.”
Mohamed Zeftawi, GM, Al Masaood Commercial Vehicles & Equipment (CV&E), said: “Al Masaood has been an icon of the UAE automotive market for over four decades. Being the sole distributor for Renault Trucks in Abu Dhabi has helped us to deliver our service excellence and our major clients now range from government departments and civil defence through to industrial and commercial organisations.
“Our decades of experience in the UAE’s automotive sales and after-sales market has allowed us to provide our customers with the highest professional standards of service. In addition, the heavy-duty truck fleet we now have at our disposal has the right sustainable and environmentally friendly vehicles, and we look forward to fully supporting Barari Natural Resources in the months and years ahead.”