Renault at Geneva: Rip Curl, F1 and Conquest

February 21, 2007

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.

 

The most rugged version of the Megane Scénic yet is the Conquest, a new edition bound for Geneva with styling meant to give it a more rugged air. Raised ride height and a toughened suspension give an SUV flair to one of Europe’s most popular family shuttles. Renault says the Conquest will come with a range of engines including a 135-hp gas-powered four, a 130-hp diesel four, a 110-hp gas four or a 105-hp diesel four. Standard features include backup sensors for parking, alloy wheels, roof rack, and on upmarket versions, stability control.

 

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2007 Renault M?gane Sport dCi

2007 Renault M?gane Sport dCi

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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.

 

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2007 Renault Espace Tech Run

2007 Renault Espace Tech Run

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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.

 

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2007 Renault Clio Rip Curl

2007 Renault Clio Rip Curl

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The Clio Rip Curl really wants to be taken on a surfing adventure – the French analogue to Waimea Bay, we’re not sure, but this Clio offers Iceberg Blue paint, 16-inch alloys, and red-and-black interior trim. Inside the audio system can be amplified by an MP3 player. A pair of diesels with either 65 hp or 100 hp are offered.

 

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2007 Renault Clio Renault F1 Team

2007 Renault Clio Renault F1 Team

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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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