The French car manufacturing conglomerate has recently presented its new 2007 Renault Modus microvan, which is designed to help the company stand its ground against the new Ford Fusion and Toyota Verso.
Compared to the 2004 model, the 2007 Renault Modus MPV model range will feature only subtle interior changes, since Renault believes that the car’s appearance is still modern enough to compete against recently introduced mini-MPVs.
Based on the new Renault Clio, the car is only 3790 mm long, 1695 mm wide and 1590 mm high, which makes the small people hauler a nice place to live in (or at least to spend a couple of hours daily.)
There will be some exterior enhancements, too.
All of 2007 Renault Modus trims will get new clear ‘crystal’ indicator lenses for the front and rear lights (currently they are amber-colored) and the wing mirror indicators (a thing that until recently was a privilege of much more expensive vehicles from premium-priced car manufacturing brands,) while on the inside each trim level gains new seat upholstery and higher quality interior materials for the dash and center console.
The cars will come in a choice of colors, derived from the new and popular Renault Clio hot hatchback and a mid-sized Renault Megane 2006 range, including Capsicum Red, Antique Green, Hologram Grey, Extreme Blue, Pacific Blue, Tempest and Quartz.
The cheapest Renault Modus Authentique trim will also get body colored bumpers.
All Modus trims will be available for order with a total of six engines, with three diesels — 68, 86 and 106hp, and three petrols — 75, 98 and 111hp.
All of them are paired with five-speed manual gearboxes, except for the dCi 106 trim which comes with a six-speed transmission, which makes the powerful oil-burner even more fuel-efficient. The dCi 86 engine will come with clutchless robotisized Quickshift5 gearbox alongside an automatic gearbox for the 1.6 VVT 111 petrol trim.
See also: 2007 Toyota Estima Hybrid MPV