PARIS - Renault does not want to divert attention from the new Laguna, so it will avoid the kind of revolutionary concept cars it usually displays at Paris.
But Renault will show two models called the Modus 2 and Operandi that were unveiled last week at the commercial vehicle show in Frankfurt.
They are each an evolution of the Modus, shown at the 1994 Paris auto show. The two vans are compact -3650 mm long, 1630mm wide and 1750mm high.
They both have a rounded windshield that resembles an onion-shaped dome, and a highly angular rear section. The front-engined Modus2 'people mover' has room for a driver and three passengers.
Operandi has a rear engine, forward driver cabin and sliding right- and left-side doors. It is designed to be used as a delivery van.
Both are equipped with large, pivoting computer screens that can provide traffic information and delivery orders to the driver.
They each have hybrid engines. An electric motor can be used for city driving; an internal combustion engine can be used for longer journeys.
Also on display will be the Koleos sport-utility concept car seen at Geneva in March.