Renault announces limited edition Grand Modus

Unfortunately for UK buyers, all 4,000 versions of the limited edition model will be on sale in France, Germany, Austria and Belgium only.

Prices for the model start at euros 15,850, and Renault has increased both the practicality and environmental friendliness of the MPV.

The travel-themed model has been modified to improve comfort and practicality for longer journeys. This includes extra-tinted rear windows, limited edition two-tone upholstery and GEO badged floor mats.

The spacious five-seat Grand Modus – a name taken from ‘Grand’ versions of the Scenic and Espace – includes storage spaces beneath the front seats, drop-down tables for rear seat passengers and a six-litre central roof locker.

Climate control, a CD system, elliptical headlamps and optional rear parking sensor and folding door mirrors as part of a city pack have all been added to standard Grand Modus models.

GEO Collections badging is included on the tailgate, front wings and front floor mats. The limited edition also boasts a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearlever knob, chrome-trimmed centre console and air vents.

Built from 5 per cent recyclable plastic, Renault claims the model has "a taste for adventure and discovery and respect for humankind and nature."

This is manifested in four Renault eco2 engines including two petrol engines (1.2-litre 16V, TCe 100) and two diesels in the form of dCi 70 and dCi 85 units.

The dCi engines feature emissions of just 114g/km, rising to 139g/km for the 1.2-litre petrol and 140g/km for the range tipping TCe 100 petrol engine.

As with the standard Grand Modus, the special edition GEO collection model boasts top safety credentials, including a five-star EuroNCAP rating.

The Grand Modus GEO is available in Europe from 1 July. Standard versions of the Modus and the larger Grand Modus are the third highest-selling B-segment MPV in Western Europe.

The model has won a number of awards for its environmental credentials, and finished behind two hybrid cars in the German motorists’ association Verkehrsclub Deutschland environmental classification in 2009/10.