Showing posts in the category of Renault Modus

Renault to Replace Modus with a Juke-Like Small Crossover Based on the Captur Concept

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An unnamed source from within Renault has confirmed earlier rumors about the presentation of a small crossover model loosely based on the French firm's Captur concept shown at last year's Geneva Salon.

The company insider told Autonews Europe that the new model will launch next year replacing the Modus and Grand Modus in Renault's European lineup and will be built at Renault's factory in Valladolid, Spain, which currently produces the two aforementioned small minivans.

Official: Renault Slashes UK Lineup, Gone Are the Modus, Kangoo, Wind, Laguna, Espace and Gordini Models

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We first heard about Renault's plans to decimate its model lineup in Britain due to poor sales in a report back in December, and now it's officially official with the French brand providing more details on the changes.

The Renault models no longer available for sale in the UK are the Modus small MPV, the Kangoo passenger and commercial vans, the Wind roadster, the Laguna and the Espace MPV.

In addition, Renault has discontinued all Gordini variants while the core Twingo Renaultsport 133 range has been slimmed down to a single version.

Renault Decimates UK Line-Up Due to Poor Sales, Cuts Laguna, Wind, Espace and More

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Something is rotten in the state of Renault: its sales in the UK market. The fall of the pound against the Euro by 16 percent since the end of 2008, which minimized profitability of companies based in euro-denominated countries along with a staggering 29 percent drop in Renault's sales in the first 11 months of the year, forced the French carmaker to make some hard decisions.

Renault spokesperson Caroline De Gezelle announced today that, from February, the company will stop taking orders for no less than five of its models that are currently sold in Europe’s third largest car market.

Renault Modus Outdoor Advert: "Unbreakable"

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We love innovative ads and this one certainly captured our attention. Here’s what the caption says: “The Renault Modus… Safest small car awarded with five start rating in Euro NCAP crash tests”. One question though; is the tree real or fake?

Via: Motorpasion , Source: Los creativos

2008 Renault New Modus & Grand Modus LWB

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Even though the Frankfurt Show took place last month (click here), Renault decided that it would be better to wait a few weeks to unveil the redesigned Modus compact MPV and its new sibling, the long-wheelbase Grand Modus. Available in Europe from early 2008, the facelifted Modus (renamed to New Modus), features a redesigned front end inspired from the Scenic MPV along with a new set of taillights. In all, the New Modus looks less fun, but more “upscale than the outgoing model. -Continued after the jump

As for the Grand Modus, not only does it feature a longer wheelbase (+93mm) than the New Modus thus promising extra legroom for rear passengers, but thanks to its overall length of 4,034mm (Modus: 3,873 mm or +163 mm), it boasts a significantly enhanced boot volume (410lt compared to the New Modus’ 293 lt).


Renault takes the wraps of two new, complementary B-segment models: Grand Modus and New Modus. Grand Modus features status-enhancing appeal and harmonious, distinctive looks that elegantly exploit its longer wheelbase (+93mm) and larger quarter-lights, while its overall length of 4,034mm ensures that it packs all the benefits of an MPV. Its boot is amongst the biggest of its category (410dm3 VDA) and its permanent three-seat, sliding, forward-tipping, 60-40 split, rear benchseat, plus its bright, functional cabin and plethora of smart stowage spaces permit Grand Modus to pave the way for a host of family uses. New Modus (3,874mm) combines perfectly-mastered compact dimensions and city car agility with an elegant new design and benchmark comfort. Grand Modus and New Modus will be produced at Valladolid, Spain, and will go on sale from early 2008.

Grand Modus, a genuine Renault MPV

Renault has put all its expertise as a pioneer of the monospace into Grand Modus. With an overall length of 4,034mm, a wheelbase of 2,575mm and its slightly raked rear screen, the new model features expressive, appealing looks redolent of Renault's approach to the MPV. Its expressive headlamps, front bumpers with broader beading and reinforced rear-end protection that blends harmoniously with the bodywork position Grand Modus firmly in the world of MPVs. The chrome beading that runs between the rear lights underpins the width of the hatch, while the larger quarter-lights contribute to the vehicle's large glazed surface area and accentuate the sensation of space when sitting inside the car. Meanwhile, Grand Modus user-friendly drive station combines the advantages of a saloon with those of an MPV and features centrally-positioned instruments that are easy to read for all passengers.

The emphasis on comfort and practicality

Grand Modus features one of the most generous boot volumes of its category (410dm3 VDA) and represents a gain in this area of practically 50% over Modus (+136dm3). Its modular interior layout is simple to transform thanks to its easy-to-use, sliding, 60-40 split rear benchseat which can be tipped entirely forward, enabling Grand Modus to pave the way for a host of new uses, such as family holidays or a weekend break with friends. Special care has also gone into passenger comfort thanks to its three permanent rear seats and generous cabin space. A large number of stowage spaces are within easy reach of occupants, including under-floor lockers, drawers, aviation-style stowage and an object retention system built into the front passenger seat cushion. Last but by no means least, the availability of top-performing, fuel-efficient powerplants ensures that Grand Modus has all the credentials to become a household's principal car.

New Modus: compact and complementary

New Modus' perfectly-mastered compact dimensions (length: 3,873mm) and city car agility position New Modus as an ingenious and complementary alternative to the traditional city car. This "minispace" is aimed at customers looking for a vehicle with a high driving position and an effective compromise between exterior dimensions and cabin space. New Modus features elegant new lines and continues to stand out as a benchmark in terms of comfort and practicality, two areas that have made the model so popular with existing Modus owners. Based on the Renault- and Nissan-shared B platform, Grand Modus and New Modus will be produced at Valladolid, Spain, and will go on sale from early 2008.


Grand Modus

New Modus

Exterior dimensions (mm)







Front overhang



Rear overhang



Overall width



Height (unladen)



Boot volume (dm3 )

Up to parcel shelf, behind rear benchseat

305 to 410

217 to 293

Up to roof, with rear benchseat folded