The Renault Modus Initiale - Performance Figures | Part Two

The exterior is not forgotten either with metallic paint, 16” Initiale alloy wheels and exclusive Initiale door sill kickplates and badging on the front door rubbing strips all part of the standard kit.

Also included is cruise control, speed limiter, carpet mats and Xenon ’Double Distance’ headlamps with headlamp wash and carpet mats.

Modus is a car full of innovation with its ‘Triptic’ multi-adaptable rear seating which allows you to switch from three to two seats simply and easily. Another of its acclaimed features is the car’s ‘Boot chute’ which comes as standard on Modus Initiale, where as it is an option on most other Modus.

Modus’ ‘Boot chute’ is a split-opening tailgate which can be opened as a complete door as normal, or alternatively you can just open a section of the lower half - reminiscent of the original Mini - which is hinged at the bottom to rest loads on if necessary and also allows easier access to the boot if you’re stuck in a confined space.

For sumptuous surroundings in your vehicle, Modus Intiale offers you a touch of extravagant luxury without an extravagant price tag.

If luxury also now equals effortless diesel power, and for many it does, then with the addition of the smooth and quiet 1.5 dCi engine with its six-speed manual gearbox developed jointly by Renault and Nissan, customers are now guaranteed the performance usually associated with a much larger, executive vehicle.

The Modus 1.5 dCi 106 has a 0-62mph figure of 11.2 seconds, which is a full 1.8 seconds faster than the 1.5 dCi 86 which sits just below it in the range. Delivering an impressive 106hp at 4,000rpm, and torque up by 20% compared to the 1.5 dCi 86hp engine from 200Nm to 240Nm at 2,000 rpm, Modus 1.5 dCi 106 offers a maximum speed of 116 mph.

The addition of a sixth gear means Modus 1.5 dCi 106 has improved fuel consumption enabling it to offer an impressive CO2 figure of 124 g/km and an urban fuel consumption of 50.4 mpg, an extra urban figure of 67.3 mpg and a combined of 60.1 mpg.

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Published 26 April 2005 Melanie Carter

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