LISBON – A week before sales of the new Modus supermini monospace, or microvan, began Sept. 6, French Renault dealers already had placed orders for 15,000 units – including 10% of which were customer orders. That is better than expected, says Renault SA, and is similar to the volume of orders placed for the Megane II a week before it went on sale last year. Modus is based on Renault-Nissan’s Platform B. The Modus will cannibalize sales of the current and future Clio by about 5%, ...

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