Customers wishing to equip their car to unprecedented levels in the traditional supermini class can choose from a range of options, including: air conditioning, 16" alloy wheels, "boot chute", seat or dash-mounted 6 CD changer or MP3 player, climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, "Double Distance" xenon headlamps, "cornering" headlights, ESP (electronic stability control) with ASR and CSV understeer control, metallic paint, satellite navigation, sun blinds, two sunroof options: electric panoramic glass or manual twin "pop-out", tyre pressure monitor, "Vélofix" (bike rack accessory).
Customers can also choose from a selection of six options packs which save money compared to buying each item individually:
- Cool Pack (panoramic sunroof and manual air conditioning) - £950
- Chill Pack (climate control and sun blinds) - £800
- Town Pack (boot chute and storage pack) - £250
- Storage Pack (underseat storage and baggage net) - £100
- Techno Pack (satellite navigation and 6 CD changer) - £1,100
- Handling Pack (ESP with ASR and tyre pressure monitor) - £750
Modus also promises to be one of the cheapest cars to run in its class, with the dCi 80 for example, having fuel consumption of 68.9 miles per gallon on an extra-urban cycle. Completing the car’s good all-round value for money package, its service levels stand at 18,000 miles for petrols and 12,000 miles for diesels or every two years, plus a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty and three years free AA roadside assistance.
Orders for Modus can be placed at Renault dealers from Friday 9th July with deliveries due to start on 10th September later this year.Published 16 July 2004