The fifth-generation Renault Espace has actually remained a minivan. Its premium level is combined with practicality. Two powerful diesel engines are available to choose from. The new Espace goes on sale next year.
When the first Renault Espace was launched in 1984, the event was a real breakthrough. This model opened a new class of minivans.
The automaker calls the new fifth-generation Espace a “crossover”, although, in our opinion, the model has not come out of its previous segment.
Available in five- or seven-seater versions, the new Espace approaches the premium segment, but the practicality remains. In particular, the cargo compartment reaches 2,111 liters (74,6 ft³).
The electronic assistant suite, the second-level quasi-autopotot, the onboard modem and the BOSE audio system are just a few of the options the new Espace offers.
Buyers will have the choice between two versions of a 2.0 Blue dCi diesel engine with 160 and 200 horsepower. The torque is 360 and 400 Nm (266 and 295 lb-ft), respectively, the transmission is a six-speed dual-clutch EDC.
The Espace is among the three flagships of Renault, along with the Koleos crossover and the Talisman sedan / wagon. The vehicle will go on sale in the spring of 2020.