Renault’s stand at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show will appeal to the sporty, active-lifestyle crowd with five vehicles tipped toward surf, sun, music, and, er, diesels.
rugged version of the Megane Scénic yet is the Conquest, a new edition bound for
2007 Renault M?gane Sport dCiEnlarge Photo
The Mégane Sport dCi takes the basic Megane shape and ups its diesel power with a 175-horsepower, 2.0-liter diesel engine. Designed for driving pleasure, Renault promises, the Megane gets a six-speed manual gearbox, which helps it perform like the best gas-powered cars in its class. Sport tuning in a Megane Cup package is available.
2007 Renault Espace Tech RunEnlarge Photo
Renault’s Espace minivan soldiers on with a limited edition Tech Run package. All the electronics imaginable have been tossed in, including an MP3-capable CD player, a DVD entertainment system for the rear-seat passengers, with two headrest screens, and a set of wireless headphones.
2007 Renault Clio Rip CurlEnlarge Photo
The Clio Rip Curl really wants to be
taken on a surfing adventure – the French analogue to
2007 Renault Clio Renault F1 TeamEnlarge Photo
Last up is the Clio Renault F1 Team, a special edition that allows everyday drivers to grab a little of the racing series’ panache – if not any of the winnings. Renault celebrates its back-to-back world championships by fitting the Clio with yellow paint, red brake calipers, Recaro seats, and lots of decals. A retuned suspension and 17-inch wheels finish off the F1 hatch.
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2007 Geneva Auto Show by TCC Team
Volvo V70, MINI Clubman, BMW 7er, Jaguar XJ and more.