2011 Renault Modus & Grand Modus: official details, photos, specs and price

Article by Christian A., on August 30, 2010

These are the first official photos of the new 2011 Renault Modus -- or 2011 Renault Grand Modus -- that is slated to start selling in France this September. The 2011 Modus, which has a price range of between €14,450 and €19,550 (and between €14,450 and €20,550 in the case of Grand Modus), will be offered in four configurations: Authentique, Expression, Dynamique, and Exception.

The limited-edition Exception version that was released in 2009 will now be offered as a separate trim level for the new 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus.

The Authentique version of the 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus features body color exterior mirrors, 15-inch Faraway wheels, ABS and EBA, front airbags, lateral head/thorax airbags, trip computer and electric front windows.

For the Expression configuration, Renault put in manual climate control, heated electric exterior mirrors, one-touch driver's side electric window and a 40W radio-CD with steering wheel-mounted fingertip remote control.

Meanwhile, the Dynamique version of the 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus offers an extra package that includes tinted rear glass, chrome details, 15-inch Taranils wheels, leather-trimmed steering wheel and gear level knob, curtain airbags, rain sensors, automatic climate control, electric rear windows and dedicated cornering lights.

Lastly, the brand new Exception equipment level for the new 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus features 16-inch Moal alloy wheels, cruise control with speed limited, anodized satin-finish central fascia details and combined leather/fabric upholstery.

The new 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus has three engine configurations available: the 1.2 liter, the 1.6 16V and TCE 100 unit, delivering power outputs of between 75 hp and 112 hp. The range-topping version features a 1.6 16V engine that is capable of delivering 112 hp of max motive power at 6,000 rpm and 151 Nm of peak torque at 4250 rpm.

With these specifications, the 2011 Renault Modus /2011 Renault Grand Modus can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 12.3 seconds and hit a top speed of 184 km/h.

Renault SA is a French multinational auto maker engaged in the production of vehicles such as cars and vans. Currently headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Renault was founded in 1899 as Societe Renault Freres by the three Renault brothers: Louis, Marcel and Fernand. Louis was in charge of design and production, while Marcel and Fernand were responsible for business management.

The company became government-owned in 1984, but was able to be privatized once again in 1996. In 1998, Renault decided to partner with Nissan. Renault entered into an alliance with Nissan in March 1999.

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