At the first look you will not be very sure of Renault Modus being a hatchback as the car is quite elongated and looks like MPV. But it does not mean that the hatchback is good for nothing. Agile and easy to park, Modus is expected to be a city car. In the front there will be large L shaped headlights of double optic with ‘See Me Home’ option and a body color bumper. The headlights would be placed in such a way that they will seem to introduce the stunning Renault logo placed at the centre. Just below them is a grille which is devoid of chrome. Alloy is absent in the 15 inch steel wheels with wheel trims (for Renault Modus Expression). “Sweep to centre” windscreen wipers will be present. Dedicated cornering lights surrounded by black headlight enhance the beauty of Renault Modus.
On sides there is availability of remote locking with deadlocking and anti-drill door locks. Door mirrors are heated, body colored which can be electrically adjusted and folded in Expression and made of gunmetal finish in Dynamique. Electric front and rear windows will make their way to Modus. Adding to this, windows and door opening could be operated by a one touch button present at driver seat. Large tinted windows allow you to navigate your way through town effortlessly. There will be remote fuel filler on the side. Renault has spent religiously on body color door handles but metallic paint and sunblinds for rear windows and tailgates is optional.
An optional Electric panoramic sunroof with blind and auto-closure function (with sunglasses holder) will be given in Renault Modus. Lockable Roof box will be ideal for holidaying and will help to increase the boot space.
Rear wiper, rear defogger and smart rear windscreen wipers dress the rear part of Renault Modus. A tow bar is given at the lower side of rear to pull a trailer, a caravan or simply mount a bike. Ultrasonic sensors in the bumper emit a beep and as objects get closer, the sound becomes louder and more frequent.
Gunmetal front and rear protective strips will be provided in Dynamique; its front bumper is made of gunmetal to reduce corrosion; Chrome front grille and chrome tail gate trim strip are optional. Front fog lamps will be present for unfavorable weather conditions in this model. Expect extra tinted glass in rear window and tail gate of the Modus also. The headlights of Renault Modus Dynamique can be automatically activated via light.
Renault Modus Exterior Measurements
Renault Modus is expected to be a five-seater hatchback including child seats for making children secure and comfortable. Measuring length 3874 mm, width 1695 mm and height 1589 mm in all variants the car is likely to have 1190 kg kerb weight (diesel variant). While in both petrol versions kerb weight is expected to be 1090 kg. All the variants are estimated to have 120 mm ground clearance.
Renault Modus is a premium hatchback with stunning interiors which gives the car an elegant and classy look that is sure to lure car lovers with its first glance. Renault Modus interiors will be roomy and spacious and stylish with enough leg space, generous head space and excellent front visibility.
The interiors of the Renault Modus hatchback will be designed to meet the works that a user needs as it offers a variety of convenient and multi purpose storage places. Two storage pockets in the front and two on the rear doors are spacious enough to hold various items like CD, DVD and etc. In addition to this, the hatchback will also come packed with dashboard storage, overhead storage and front seat drawers. The steering has cruise control and speed limiter buttons on it.
Renault Modus will come adorned with a DVD player mounted on the back of the headrest to remove boredom on long journeys and provide hours of entertainment to the driver and passengers. The player comes with two screens and infra red headphones. The Renault Modus will come equipped with ISOFIX duo plus child seats to make the children secure and comfortable. It is expected that the interiors of the car will be designed in a cockpit form and make every control within the reach of the driver to make driving a pleasure.
Renault Modus Interior Comfort
Renault Modus will have premium beige interior that leads to a luxurious feel inside. The new hatchback is likely to be fitted with an electric variable power assisted steering which makes the handling of the car smooth. Renault Modus is also expected to be a high end hatchback equipped with many advanced features. Some of the interior features include Leather steering wheel, Trip computer with digital display, Rev counter and Exterior temperature gauge. The adjustable height steering wheel will make the driving of new Renault Modus very comfortable. The car will adorn a manual and automatic sunroof in order to allow sunlight and air to enter thus refreshing the interiors.
Renault Modus Interior Measurements
Renault Modus is a premium hatchback car with a seating capacity for five people. The new hatchback will have roomy and spacious interiors with refined and elegant looks that offers headroom of 1031 mm and width of 1365 mm. Overall length of Renault Modus cabin will be 1908 mm.
The 1.2 litre 16V 75 petrol Renault Modus can attain a maximum speed of 163 kmph. It can cover 0-100 kmph in 13.5 seconds. The other 1.2 litre Turbo 100 petrol variant can touch a maximum speed of 182 kmph. This car can sprint to 100 kmph in just 11.2 seconds. But if diesel is your choice owing to high petrol prices, your car need not compromise with acceleration as Modus diesel can attain a speed of 100kmph in merely 11 seconds and it has a maximum speed of 174 kmph. A high performing athlete can run just 100m in this time. Well we are not telling you to compare humans with cars but still to give you an idea of what Renault Modus will be capable of. All the three engines of Renault Modus hatchback will be mated to 5-speed manual transmission gearing. An automatic version with 4 speed transmission engine is also available in UK market but Indian buyers are not so lucky to have that in the choice list. Overall, the pick-up of the car is expected to be great while driving.
Renault India is all excited about the launch of its new hatchback Renault Modus towards the end of this year. The hatchback is likely to be offered in 1.2L petrol engine and 1.5L diesel engine in three trims in the B segment of the car market. The car has a reasonable ground clearance of 120 mm.
The petrol variant will be offered with a 1.2 L 1149 cc turbo motor to produce a peak power output of 100 hp at 5500 and a top torque of 152 Nm @ 3500. The other petrol variant carries the 1.2 L 16V engine producing a peak power of 75 hp@5500 and 105 Nm @ 4250. The engine is well mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox and the 100 hp power enables the car to attain a top speed of 180 kmph. The car offers phenomenal mileage of 15.38 kmpl in the city and 18 kmpl on the highway.
The diesel variant will have 1.5 L 1461 cc engine under the hood with a peak power output of 88 hp and maximum torque of 200 Nm. The diesel motor is mated with a 5 speed manual gearbox which helps the car accelerate on the city roads with smooth gear transmission including the traffic zones to reach a top speed of 174 kmph. The diesel variant offers a remarkable mileage of 17 kmpl in the city and 18 kmpl on highways.
Renault Modus is expected to be housed with 1.2L petrol and 1.2L diesel engine range. With the 4 cylinder diesel engine the Renault Modus diesel variant is likely to deliver a fuel efficiency of 17-20 kmpl which seems to be frugal. The 1149 cc petrol engine is expected to offer 15-16 kmpl mileage on city roads, while on highway mileage of 18 kmpl. The 1.2 litre turbo petrol engine is estimated to do excellent job. Running costs are reasonable. Among all engines diesel engine is preferable as the diesels make most sense if you intend to cover long distances. Modus is likely to be mated with 5-speed manual gearbox in all variants to provide enough power on every gear shift.
The very eco-friendly technical make-up of Renault Modus leaves this hatchback being called the hatch of future. It is generally conception about eco-friendly that they are not very powerful. Enjoying the ‘odd car out’ status, Renault Modus is a power-packed car usually not expected of a hatchback car. With an insight viewing into the bonnet, one will realize that the car is displaying a 75 hp maximum power at 5500 rpm for a 1.2 litre 16V petrol engine and a maximum torque of 105 Nm at 4250 rpm whereas the other petrol engine model (1.2 litre Turbo) churns out a maximum power of 100 hp at the same 5500 rpm and attains peak torque of 152 Nm at 3500 rpm. If you prefer dCi diesel engine over a petrol one, you will experience 88 hp of peak power at 4000 rpm while driving. This direct common rail multipoint injection turbo engine in Renault Modus will produce a maximum torque of 200Nm at 1750 rpm. In UK, there is an automatic four speed transmission based Modus available but is not expected in India.
Stereo & Accessories
Being loaded with multi utility features, Renault Modus also takes care of the entertainment part thoroughly. Modus is equipped with two audio system options. One is a 2x 15Watt single CD RDS radio that comes with two speakers along with fingertip remote control. Modus also has the option to have a 4 x 15W single CD RDS radio with 4 speakers and fingertip remote control. The Modus also has volume level speed function that increases the volume of the stereo with the increase in speed. There is also integrated hands free Bluetooth telephone system.
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