Renault has officially introduced the new generation Espace people-mover at the Paris Motor Show
Renault has officially introduced the new generation Espace people-mover at the Paris Motor Show.
The French company’s flagship model has undergone a comprehensive transformation compared to its predecessor. It combines “the sweeping lines of a large crossover” with “an elegant yet robust stance”. The MPV is up to 250 kg lighter than the previous Espace.
In France the 2015 Espace will be offered in three different trim levels – Life, Zen, Intense and Initiale Paris. Top versions will benefit from one touch folding rear seats, a configurable display of entirely digital instruments with a high-resolution TFT screen for the driver and customizable ambient lighting.
The model will be first available with three different engines – a newly developed dCi 160 EDC diesel with 160 HP (118 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft), the familiar dCi 130 diesel with 130 HP (95 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) and the petrol TCe 200 EDC with 200 HP (147 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft). The two more powerful units will be offered with Renault’s EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmissions in two versions – with six or seven speeds. All of the new Espace’s engines are equipped with a start-stop system, along with an energy recovery system.
Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the Renault Group, comments that “Renault has reinvented the Espace. As the flagship of our range, the new Renault Espace features Renault’s DNA, with sensuous styling, an unprecedented sensation of travelling comfort and ingenious innovations geared to satisfying the desires of drivers and passengers”.