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2000 Renault Operandi Concept


Renault introduced the Operandi Concept, marking a new era for light commercial vehicles and serving as the successor to the 1994 Renault Modus Concept. Alongside the Modus², these concept vehicles represent a groundbreaking generation of utility vehicles, embodying a perfect blend of functionality, compact dimensions, and environmental responsibility.


Operandi, designed as a goods transportation vehicle, is equipped with a hybrid drivetrain that allows for all-electric operation in urban settings and a combined internal combustion-electric mode in suburban zones. The powertrain flexibility positions Operandi as a versatile solution for various transport needs.


In a nod to the future, Renault crafted these concept vehicles with distinctive features. The Modus², a dedicated people carrier, and Operandi boast ultra-compact dimensions, with an overall length of 3.6 meters, width of 1.63 meters, and a height of 1.75 meters for Modus² and 1.54 meters for Operandi. This compact footprint ensures exceptional maneuverability and the ability to navigate through tight spaces in city traffic.



The design of Operandi is tailored for cargo functionality, with its engine located at the rear under the floor. This innovative layout maximizes cabin space and increases the length of the cargo compartment. The lightweight construction, featuring bodies and interior parts made of durable yet light alloys, contributes to a futuristic appearance, earning comparisons to "aliens from outer space."


The interior of both Modus² and Operandi is characterized by practicality and minimalism. The front panel is spartan, adorned with only essential switches and a round speedometer. The cabin features transformable shelves, special fastenings, nets, and folding drawers in the cargo compartment, emphasizing adaptability to diverse cargo requirements.