Today Renault announced that it will premiere two new B-segment vehicles, the Grand Modus and the New Modus, spin-offs of the Renault Modus that premiered in 2004. Both cars are based on Nissan's and Renault's shared B-platform, and will go on sale in ea

Today Renault announced that it will premiere two new B-segment vehicles, the Grand Modus and the New  Modus, spin-offs of the Renault Modus that premiered in 2004. Both cars are based on Nissan's and Renault's shared B-platform, and will go on sale in early 2008.

In response to an out-of-date product range that caused sales to drop by 4.7% in 2006, Renault launched a product offensive at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show in September, when it said its "unprecedented product revolution" would move into overdrive this autumn. Renault premiered a total of five new production vehicles in Frankfurt, and the Modus models are indeed an essential constituent of the 'revolution' that is expected to turn sales around at Renault.

The Grand Modus, the bigger of the two, has an overall length of 4,034mm and a wheelbase of 2,575mm, making it roughly 15 cm longer in terms of overall length (9 cm in wheelbase) than the more compact New Modus. The Grand Modus is a true five-seating multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) with a large boot (410 dm3 VDA), representing a 50% increase over the standard Modus. So if you're looking for something smaller than the Scénic (4,259mm in length), but don't want to compromise on comfort or practicality, this might be the car for you.

The New Modus, on the other hand is being promoted as a "complementary alternative to the traditional city car," offering a high driving position and an "effective compromise between exterior dimensions and cabin space." It is smaller than the Grand Modus by all dimensions and offers 293 dm3 VDA of boot space.

Currently there's no official information on the engine range so stay tuned for more news on the Modus models!

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