Renault Twingo Concept
Renault has chosen the 2006 Paris Motor Show to unveil Twingo Concept. Firmly grounded in a youth culture of sport, music and fashion, Twingo Concept is powered by the new turbocharged 1.2 16V TCE 100 engine. Twingo Concept boasts a host of multimedia features and a high level of equipment.
At only 3.6 meters long, Twingo Concept appeals to customers who have a taste for both attractive, sporty city cars and new communication technologies.
Its compact, squat volumes and incisive, assertive styling give it plenty of character, while its sports pedigree is apparent in the design of its lively, expressive front end. The well proportioned bumper and motor sport-inspired grille hint at the presence of a well-tuned engine committed to performance. The shape of the indicators in the headlamp modules echoes the chequered flag-based graphics of the bodywork and which flow along the car's pearl-blue sides to subtly suggest speed. The foglamps are flanked by air intakes included to cool the powerful disc brakes.
Riding on 17-inch, dark chrome wheels picked out in Renault yellow, Twingo Concept communicates a punchy, dynamic feel. The profiled sills and wing extensions emphasize its sporty lines and athletic curves.
At the rear, the chromed twin exhaust tailpipe and air extractor take their inspiration from Clio Renault Sport, and the new Renault badge nestles on the wide hatch, the lower part of which is flanked by "high-tech" rear lights.
Underneath the short but stylish bonnet is the new small TCE 100 petrol powerplant chosen to power Twingo Concept. This 1.2-litre turbocharged engine delivers maximum power of 73kW (100hp) and maximum torque of 145Nm, while its exceptional efficiency combines response, power and environmental-friendliness. Twingo Concept's low fuel consumption is equivalent to CO2 emissions of less than 140g/km - a remarkably low figure for such a powerful performer.
Renault Clio Grand Tour Concept
Renault introduces Clio Grand Tour Concept at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. A glimpse of developments to come within the Clio III range, Clio Grand Tour Concept targets drivers looking for a small, dynamic and attractive estate car with the abilities of a classic grand tourer. Finished in special Comet Gold paintwork, Clio Grand Tour Concept is powered by the 2.0 16V 200hp petrol engine, a unit that promises incomparable driver appeal. The cabin is bright, practical and comfortable - the perfect place for relaxing journeys. And with its large, easy-to-load cargo area, Clio Grand Tour Concept is geared very much towards leisure activities. Developed around photographic and multimedia themes, the show car has a very high specification and includes a number of benchmark electronic features.
A powerful, dynamic presence
At 4.2 metres in length, Clio Grand Tour Concept will appeal to drivers who want a compact estate with the panache of a grand tourer. There is no mistaking its provenance. Clio III's distinctive profile is easily detectable, although the shape is enhanced by more pronounced curves. Fitted with bespoke side panels and a rakish tailgate topped by an aerofoil, Clio Grand Tour Concept fizzes with power and energy. The three-door bodyshell, roof bars, wider front and rear wings, sculpted sills, air ducts and rear diffuser underline its potency. At the front, a wide air intake grille cools the naturally aspirated 2.0 16V 200hp engine. The streamlined front lights house high-performance LEDs and the compact rear lights encapsulate Clio Grand Tour Concept's nononsense character. The rear-view mirrors and bumpers are painted Comet Gold, like the bodywork. A subtle array of pixels can be picked out on the sides of the bodywork, suggesting the worlds of multimedia and photography. Hunched on aluminium wheels - 18-inch rims at the front, 19-inch at the rear - Clio Grand Tour Concept looks effervescent and dynamic.
Renault Clio RS Luxe (2007)
Renault Kangoo Compact Concept
Renault takes the wraps off Kangoo Compact Concept at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show. Kangoo Compact Concept sets the tone for the new, wider Kangoo line-up. It targets young, active town- and city-dwellers who are into sport and are looking for a compact car that matches their life-style. Its expressive, robust lines are emphasized by its special two-tone colour scheme that blends Fireball Orange and Brushed Aluminium. The cabin, which floods with light, is made to be shared with friends. Roomy and fun, Kangoo Compact Concept focuses firmly on the pursuit of leisure and this sporting life. Built around a roller-skating theme, the car was developed in partnership with Rollerblade, and inspired by the shared values of mobility, togetherness, and lust for life.
Kangoo Compact Concept, out in the open air
Kangoo Compact Concept is a compact, robust leisure utility vehicle that boasts an original design and unprecedented proportions. Its affable style is straight out of the fresh, modular world of Kangoo. What really sets it apart is its two-tone, three-door body, and extraordinary glazed surface area, while its unique Fireball Orange and Brushed Aluminium colour scheme highlight its generous curves.
Less than four metres long, Kangoo Compact Concept is in its element in towns and cities. Yet it is always ready to head for the open air and whisk its driver and three passengers away to the great outdoors. Its rugged all-terrain look is emphasised by a ride height that has been raised 200mm, and chunky 19-inch aluminium wheels with five blue-tinged translucent spokes. Its young, energetic personality asserts itself through its high-performance LED headlamp and indicator units, which hint at the world of roller-skating.
Renault Laguna Coupe Concept
Renault has chosen the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil Renault Laguna Coupe Concept, its vision of a top-of-the-range grand tourer Coupé - the Renault Laguna Coupe (2009). Intended for the discerning motorist, who understands performance, driving pleasure, and refinement, Renault Laguna Coupe Concept successfully marries high-tech with high cool. Underpinned by the Four-wheel Active Drive chassis, its boasts a brand new V6 dCi powertrain developed as part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Built on the same platform as New Laguna, Renault Laguna Coupe Concept is a powerful, elegant affirmation of the long tradition of classic coupés. Rooted in its grand touring heritage, Renault Laguna Coupe Concept embodies Renault's vision of the sports Coupé.
The look and lines of Renault Laguna Coupe Concept share a common bond with the Renault Fluence Concept (2004). It measures 4.685m in length and is distinguished by its flowing, thoroughbred profile, emphasized by a long nose and very short rear overhang. Its aerodynamic crease lines rise from below the grille then powerfully up on to the car's flanks, elegantly underlining the wings. The lines sweep on to the rear of the car, where they come together over the boot, underscoring the muscularity of car's shoulders. The glazed area is highlighted by the pure arc of its rim.
Renault Megane GT (2007)
Renault Scenic Conquest
On display for the first time at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Scénic Conquest is a car designed with leisure pursuits and the great outdoors in mind. Its bold styling resembles that of an off-roader. Its chassis has been adapted to suit a wide range of conditions - it has greater ground clearance than a standard Scénic and the suspension has been strengthened. Scénic Conquest is available with two powerplants, the 2.0 16V 135hp petrol engine and 1.9 dCi 130hp diesel (available with and without particulate filter). It features a high level of standard equipment, including rear parking proximity sensors, alloy wheels, ESP and longitudinal roof bars. Built in Renault's Douai factory, Scénic Conquest goes on sale in June 2007, priced from €24,550 to €27,200. The orderbook will be open throughout the Renault dealer network in May 11th.
You couldn't mistake Scénic Conquest for any other member of the Scénic range. At first glance, the extra ground clearance - raised by 20mm - is a clue to the car's purpose. At the front, the lower part of the bumper has a protective black graphite coating while the radiator grille and air intake have been revised and a satin chrome-finish skidplate shields the engine. The headlights are distinguished by their dark lens covers. Scénic Conquest's profile also reveals its fondness for off-road adventure: chunky rubbing strips protect the side bodywork, the wheel arch inners are coated in black graphite and it has robust door sill guards. Finished in chrome and black, the longitudinal roof bars are ideally suited to transporting outdoor leisure equipment. The aluminium alloy wheels add a touch of class and, at the rear, the black graphite bumper incorporates a satin chrome-coloured skidplate. There are ten different body colour options for Scénic Conquest and one of them - Cayenne Orange - is exclusive.
Renault Clio Estate
Renault Clio Estate is a compact estate car that meets customers' expectations for a manoeuvrable car combining personality and loading volume. Its appealing profile, as sleek as any hatchback, hints at true driving pleasure, while the inclined rear screen and flowing lines suggest the car's leisure-vehicle vocation. As on all Clio III models, the passenger compartment is welcoming, comfortable and well-finished.
Flowing, dynamic lines
Renault Clio Estate is one of the most compact estate cars on the market; just 4,202mm long. It has the same wheelbase as the hatchback (2,575mm), with a rear overhang that is 216mm longer. Vitality and driving pleasure are expressed through coherent styling features such as the inclined tailgate, extended glazed surface and third side window. Yet the neat rear window design, tailgate, aerodynamic roof trim and profiled roof rails (in black or chrome finish, depending on version) declare the car's allegiance to the leisure vehicle clan. Tinted windows are available as an option. The front end expresses the agility, power and status common to the entire Clio III range, an aspect that can be further enhanced by choosing the optional 15-inch or 16-inch alloy wheels.
As is the case with the hatchback, driver and passengers enjoy a smart, comfortable interior inspired by the Touch Design concept, with a sensation of warmth and refinement rarely found in this category of vehicle. The dashboard and central console are shaped in smooth, attractive curves. The "squash-ball" air vent controls are soft to the touch and very easy to use. Under the dashboard cowl the instruments are clear and legible. The separate sound system display is neatly designed as an integral part of the dashboard. The impression of space and comfort is further enhanced by an electric panoramic sunroof, bringing all the pleasures of open-air motoring. The generously sized sunroof (1.29m long by 0.86m wide) is made up of two flush panels, an opening panel at the front and a fixed one at the rear. The opening panel is operated by a one-touch rotary control, and there's an automatic anti-pinch function.
Renault Grand Modus (2008)
On its launch in 1997 Kangoo's affable, expressive style revolutionised the leisure utility vehicle sector. Roomy and versatile Kangoo has been a success, selling over 2,200,000 units since it was launched.
New Kangoo matches family expectations more closely. It draws on Kangoo fundamentals, turning them into an optimised blend of quality, comfort, and practicality. At 4,213mm in length, New Kangoo's resolutely contemporary, affable, cheery lines exert a strong appeal. Its short, chunky front end frees up space for the bright, airy passenger cabin, which is further enhanced by its steeply-raked MPV-style windscreen. Some versions have pop-open windows, and other others electric ones. All have large doors which open onto a comprehensively reworked interior.
New Kangoo emphasizes well-being and ride comfort.
For improved ride pleasure, a number of features have been upgraded. With its outstanding roominess, New Kangoo has put the onus on space and the shared ride experience. It is 180mm longer than its predecessor and that extra length has been lavished on the cabin, where more volume gives the five occupants more room and more comfort! Resolutely contemporary and featuring a more ergonomic design, the dashboard resembles an MPV's, while the cabin has been refitted and finished with quality materials. New Kangoo boasts standards of thermal and acoustic comfort worthy of an MPV. Some versions feature automatic climate control. Air is evenly distributed at both front and rear thanks to the design of the circuit, which has outlets at each passenger's feet. To ensure acoustic comfort, engineers have used the same techniques as for the rest of the range.