Renault Egeus Concept | Part Three

Renault Egeus Concept SUV

 

Driving pleasure, power and control

The 250hp 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, mounted north-south, gives Egeus both power and agility. Euro 4 compliant, it is fitted with a particulate filter.

The fully automatic 4WD transmission regulates traction on the four wheels from 0 to 100% according to grip. This, combined with a seven-speed flick-shift automatic transmission, ensures a high level of driving comfort while substantially reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Egeus is fitted with Michelin Eden Weiss tyres

Striking a perfect balance between sensitivity and performance, these tyres are ideally adapted to Egeus' dual function: the adaptability of a roadgoing vehicle that can also handle off-road conditions. The front and back tyres are mounted differently.

These tyres are designed to better withstand friction and in doing so reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The compact, closed tread minimizes deformation and therefore energy loss. The long, shallow grooves help reduce road noise while ensuring a firm grip in off-road conditions. The centre of the front tyres' tread, with a less open tread pattern and water-holding capacity, is designed to transmit power to the ground and provide good grip on wet roads. The rear tyres have rigid shoulders for optimal handling during cornering.

Thanks to the PAX System, Egeus does not need a spare wheel.

The wheel rims have been specially developed by Montupet.

Valeo

Egeus’ boomerang-shaped headlamps function as running lights and indicators, thanks to LED diodes in two different colours. This optical system, developed in partnership with Valeo, matches efficiency with an innovative and compact design.

All light comes from high-performance diodes and, as on Fluence, the amount and direction is adjusted according to the steering angle.

On twisty roads, an electronic function automatically directs the beam.

On motorways, the diodes are automatically activated and modulated to maintain a constant and optimal range without dazzle. Their colour is similar to that of daylight for greater comfort and visibility. These diodes have a significantly longer lifespan than any existing light source.

Published 10 August 2005 Melanie Carter

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