New Renault Modus Review
When launched, the Renault Modus was the first car in its class to gain the coveted five star rating for its adult occupation test at Euro NCAP, with this knowledge in mind, the television programme Fifth Gear crashed a three year old Modus and a fifteen year old Volvo 940 Estate with a combined impact speed of eighty miles per hour. Opinion over which car would fare better was divided, the Modus may have a five star rating, but the Volvo looked like it had been built from girders and everyone knows Volvo builds safe cars. So what was the outcome? Without doubt, go for the Modus, safety has moved on in recent years and although the modus weighs a lot less than the Volvo the results left nobody with any doubts, the driver in the Volvo would have sustained serious injuries, with the engine being pushed in the drivers foot well. DonÂ?t get me wrong, the Modus looked severely second hand after the impact, but the Volvo deformed to a far greater extent and injuries therefore would have been far more serious. Should you take notice of Euro NCAP tests? If this experiment is anything to go by, the answer is a resounding, YES.
Safety aside the Modus still has a lot going for it, it may be based on the Clio platform, but the Modus has more headroom, flexible seating, and gives that overall feeling of being a bigger car with more room, OK itÂ?s no hot hatch, but the average Modus driver isn't looking for a hot hatch, this car is more of a mini MPV.
With loads of engines and enough trim levels to suit even the most demanding of buyers, the Modus is a clever mini MPV, it may not be able to carry seven (five's a push), but if youÂ?re a family of four, the Modus is a really big car in a really small package.
Like the looks of the Renault Modus, why not check out the Ford Fusion, the Nissan Note or the Vauxhall Meriva.
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