Renault Modus With New Robotic 'Quickshift5' Gearbox | Part Two


Automatic Mode

In this mode, the Quickshift5 system changes between the five gears, taking into account various factors, including the vehicle speed, rate of acceleration or deceleration, load, road gradient and driving style. The optimum gear for these conditions is then selected, ensuring that the driver always benefits from the maximum responsiveness from the car as well as optimised fuel economy.

Semi-automatic Mode

The driver can change gear at will in semi-automatic mode by merely pushing the gearlever forward to change up or pulling it back to change down. The engine is protected against under- or over-revving, and the gearbox will only change gear as necessary if the driver does not intervene.

Whether being driven in automatic or semi-automatic mode, Quickshift5 also incorporates a ‘creep’ function where the vehicle will move at idling speed when the brakes are released. This facilitates parking manoeuvres and makes traffic queues much easier to bear.

The system features a ‘snow’ mode for moving off in slippery conditions. Selected by using a button at the base of the gearlever, this works by changing the gear shift pattern and allowing the driver to set off in a higher gear than normal, minimising wheelspin and ensuring that the driver maintains control at all times.

The new Quickshift5 system also has the following features to maximise driver comfort and minimise error and stress:

Price

Modus dCi 86 Quickshift5 versions are priced at only £500 more than the equivalent manual models and remain in the same insurance groups as follows:

Model Insurance Group CO2 Emissions g/km "On the Road" RRP
Expression dCi 86 Quickshift5 3E 119 £12,200
Oasis dCi 86 Quickshift5 3E 119 £12,450
Dynamique dCi 86 Quickshift5 3E 119 £12,500
Dynamique dCi 86 Quickshift5 with A/C 3E 119 £13,000
Privilège dCi 86 Quickshift5 4E 119 £13,400
Initiale dCi 86 Quickshift5 4E 119 £15,100

Published : 09/04/06 Author : Melanie Carter

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