You can choose from three petrol engines - a 74bhp 1.2, a turbocharged 99bhp 1.2 or a 110bhp 1.6 with an automatic gearbox. The turbocharged 1.2 is the pick, thanks to its impressive mid-range pull. Diesel buyers only have one option - a 1.5-litre unit - but it provides strong, smooth performance.
Renault Grand Modus Hatchback ride & handling
The Grand Modus behaves much like the standard car on the road, and that means it focuses on comfort. The soft suspension soaks up all but the worst of urban lumps and bumps, and it stays smooth and settled on the motorway, too. Don't expect a great deal of fun, though - there's lots of body roll through bends and the steering is lifeless.
Renault Grand Modus Hatchback refinement
By and large, the Grand Modus is a very refined car. Wind- and road noise are both very well contained, and only the smallest petrol engine makes itself heard more than it should. The diesel offers the most hushed journeys, but all models suffer from a notchy, imprecise gearshift.