[update] Eight live images added.

Renault has released a first batch of images depicting the all-new Espace set to debut next week at the Paris Motor Show.

All previous four generations of the Espace were billed as full-size MPVs but with the fifth generation Renault is targeting the crossover segment. The production version closely echoes the Initiale Paris concept from last year's Frankfurt Motor Show and represents a major departure from the fourth-gen's boxy shape.

Details about the all-new Espace are scarce at the moment but Renault does say they will offer both five and seven-seat versions while from previous spy shots we discovered it will feature a large touchscreen display. The vehicle will ride on the new CFM1 modular platform and is expected to get only four-cylinder turbocharged engines. LED headlights and taillights will be available on upper-spec versions.

A full reveal is scheduled for October 2 during the first press day of the Paris Motor Show.

Gallery: Renault Espace first official images released

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