It is written voiture à vivre and read Renault Espace, which now in its fifth generation, takes the field with the team of the French brand. With a history dating back to 1983, when Renault first unveiled its recipe for the Espace, the new 5- or 7-seater version aims to strengthen the brand's offensive in the C and D segments.
Look at the photos New Renault Espace
"The new Renault Espace - commented Fabrice Cambolive, CEO of Renault - is an important vehicle to guarantee and confirm the growth of our mix. It has the same DNA as the previous five generations for high-end look, comfort, roominess and brightness. But it has been transformed, to meet the new needs of customers, with a reference hybrid engine and an exclusive multimedia experience".
After the numerous evolutions matured over the years, the Renault all-rounder, designed for families but also for leisure time lived in the most different ways, today Espace returns to the scene under the guise of an SUV with a completely renewed design (and that winks at the younger 'sister' Austral) and a sportier look, in the Esprit Alpine set-up.
The DNA maintained as a large car with 5 or 7 seats, still makes it the most habitable model in the Renault range, while the choice of refined materials and the quality of assembly and finishes highlight the interiors that aim at the top of the range and that are bright thanks to the panoramic glass roof of over one square meter, among the largest on the market.
Technology and innovation, from the cockpit extends under the hood. The external dimensions are more compact than in the past and the weight is reduced by 215 kg compared to the previous model. The engine is driven by an E-Tech Full Hybrid, Renault's workhorse, with 200 hp. The reduced fuel consumption in accordance with the regulations (from 4.6 l / 100 km), allows a range of up to 1,100 kilometers with a full tank.
In line with the prerogatives of Renault's 'voitures à vivre' recipe, the New Espace focuses on both on-road performance and safety for all occupants, thanks to the CMF-CD Alliance platform, the specially designed chassis and its 32 driver assistance devices.
Behind the wheel, driving pleasure can benefit from the Multi-Sense system and the 4Control Advanced, Renault's four-wheel steering system.