Renault has just unveiled the new Espace, a model synonymous with family transportation since 1984. But the sixth-generation Espace is not your typical minivan. It's a sleek and spacious SUV that combines seven-seater practicality with a hybrid's efficiency and the style of a premium crossover.
The new Renault Espace is based on the same platform as the Renault Austral and Nissan Qashqai, two of Europe's most popular compact SUVs. But the Espace is longer, lower, and lighter than its predecessors, offering more room for passengers and cargo while reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
The Renault Espace is powered by a 1.2-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine that works together with two electric motors to deliver 199 horsepower. The hybrid system can operate in full electric mode for up to 31 miles (50 kilometers) on a single charge, or in hybrid mode for up to 466 miles (750 kilometers) of combined range. Renault claims that the Espace can achieve an impressive 50 mpg (4.7 liters per 100 kilometers) in mixed driving, and emit only 104 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The Espace also boasts a high-tech and connected interior, with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a 9.3-inch head-up display. The cabin is equipped with up to eight USB-C ports, two 12V sockets, and a wireless charging pad for all your devices. The Espace also offers up to 32 driver assistance systems, including adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.
The Espace comes in three trim levels: Techno, Iconic, and Esprit Alpine. The latter is the most exclusive and sporty version, featuring unique design elements such as blue accents, black wheels, and Alpine logos. The Espace also offers a choice of five or seven seats, with the second row being adjustable and reclining for optimal comfort. The third row can be folded flat to create a large cargo area of up to 64.2 cubic feet (1,818 liters).
The new Renault Espace is not just another SUV. It's a status symbol that carries the legacy of five previous generations of minivans, but with a modern twist. It's a hybrid SUV that combines performance, efficiency, comfort, and style in one package. It's a Renault Espace that will appeal to both families and enthusiasts alike.
The new Renault Espace will go on sale in Europe later this year, with prices to be announced soon. Unfortunately, it won't be available in the US market, where Renault has no presence. But if you're looking for a similar vehicle that offers hybrid technology, spaciousness, and versatility, you might want to check out the Toyota Highlander Hybrid or the Ford Explorer Hybrid.
The SUV market is getting more crowded and competitive every year, with new models and technologies vying for customers' attention. But if you're looking for something that stands...read more
Renault's all-new electrified SUV, the Austral, is now available for pre-order. It is high-tech, efficient, and connected. The all-new Renault Austral features a state-of-...read more
Suzuki announced some styling refreshments to its highly popular Suzuki Jimny compact 4x4 model in the UK. The 2013 model receives a number of exterior and interior design updates...read more
Following the Megane E-TECH Electric and Arkana, Renault has unveiled the new Renault Austral SUV, the first in a series of new small SUVs in the C-segment. The model is 4....read more
Four years ago, Volkswagen launched the second generation of the Tiguan compact SUV. It soon became the best-selling car of the entire Volkswagen Group. Now, the German...read more
Basically, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 is an electric variant of the GLA compact SUV. There are not many competitors in the class for compact, electric SUVs, but later this year...read more
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is a watershed moment in the transformation of the heritage brand and another milestone in the company's goal to electrify its entire model...read more
Hyundai showed off a futuristic design for the next generation of its popular compact SUV, the KONA. It is based on electric vehicles (EVs). The...read more
The Peugeot 2008 is a compact SUV that offers a sleek design, a spacious interior, and a range of efficient engines. It is now available to order in the UK, with ...read more
Skoda is bringing sportswear, not because of a New Year's goal. On the other hand, campaign models Skoda Kamiq Blackline and Skoda Scala Blackline are driven into place...read more