Renault Vel Satis
Renault Vel Satis (fr. velocita et Satisfaction (engl. speed and satisfaction)) – premium-class car produced by Renault in the years 2001-2009.
The prototype model was presented Vel Satis in 1995 in Geneva Initiale concept which announced the successor produced since 1992 Safrane model. Three years later he again presented a conceptual model called the Vel Satis already. The world premiere of the production version of the vehicle took place in 2001. Structure of the vehicle based on the floorpan model Espace IV. The front suspension is based on the MacPherson strut and shock absorbers gas. In rear multi-link suspension is used trigonal and coil springs. The interesting exterior styling of this model gave rise to a new style line of Renault. In order to ensure the lowest possible noise level in the interior, the floor was lined with sound absorbing mats. Initially, the drive Vel Satis used two petrol units 2.0 16V Turbo (163hp) and 3.5 V6 (241hp) and two diesel 2.2 dCi (150hp) and 3.0 dCi (177hp) Japanese production of "female company Isuzu.
In 2005, a facelift was performed, which resulted in changed the air intake grille, front bumper and rear bumper. Along with this upgrade offer joined version equipped with a new 2.0 16V petrol engine Turbo with 170hp, this unit replaced variant of 163hp.
Production of the Vel Satis was completed 12 November 2009. The reason was little interest in this car on the market, over 8 years of production produced 62 201 Renault Vel Satis copies.
Volume production of the Vel Satis in each year.
Verses individual vehicle was equipped with inter alia Hands Free card, tire pressure sensor, dusk sensor and an electric handbrake, heated and electrically adjustable seats, leather upholstery, ESP, ABS, ASR, economizer, 6 or 8 airbags, reversing sensors, cruise control, full electrics windows and automatic climate control, navigation system, fog lights, rain sensor.