Twenty eight years after the launch of the original, New Renault Espace continues the model’s success story which has seen sales exceed 1.2 million units. New Renault Espace features Renault’s new styling identity which reasserts the model’s personality by ensuring an even more dynamic stance. As is the case with all the brand’s new vehicles, the Renault logo is more prominent, more upright and stands out even more clearly against a broad black grille bar which is itself picked out by chrome strips.
Other details which accentuate New Espace’s more dynamic, status-enhancing looks include new ‘Hurlingham’ wheel trims and new ‘Monterey’ and ‘Dark Eptius’ alloy wheels. Meanwhile, the elegantly-appointed cabin of the Initiale Paris version has been embellished with visible stitching for the model’s hallmark dashboard. The sensation of comfort and wellbeing for all occupants is further emphasised by the leather and Alcantara upholsteries.
Mated to automatic transmission, the same engines emit 169g of CO2/km a saving of 20g/km, equivalent to fuel consumption of 6.4 litres/100km down 0.8 litres/100km. The 175hp version with manual gearbox delivers the segment’s lowest CO2 emissions for its power output. With the 2.0 dCi engine under the bonnet, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have come down by 1.7 litres/100km and 27g/km respectively over a period of six years since this powerplant became available for Espace in 2006.
All the strengths that have helped forge Renault Espace’s success have been carried over to the latest version, including vast cabin space and a modular layout, as well as a level of comfort and visibility that all occupants will appreciate. New Renault Espace continues to propose the large seven-seat MPV segment’s most occupant friendly cabin, including seven real seats and a brightly lit interior thanks to a large opening sunroof.
New Renault Espace’s upholstery features an innovative textile which repels water- and oil-based liquids. Renault is the first carmaker to propose Teflon Automotive High Protection textile which protects individual fibres without affecting their appearance, comfort or feel. This innovation is particularly ideal for family vehicles since it prevents stains from becoming incrusted and facilitates the cleaning of upholsteries to ensure they maintain their ‘new’ feel durably. To facilitate manoeuvring and parking, New Renault Espace is available with a reversing camera. The driver benefits from precise indications thanks to a graphic overlay of the vehicle’s volumes on the colour image displayed on the screen of the navigation system’s screen which is positioned centrally and high up on the dashboard.