The 2015 Renault Espace MPV debut at the Paris Motor Show. Renault says that the this new variant of the Espace has undergone a comprehensive transformation and draws many of its design cues from Initiale Paris Concept car that was showcased in 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The 2015 Espace is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine which puts out 200 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. It is also available in a 1.6-litre diesel avatar which is available in two states of tune – 130 PS and 320 Nm (six-speed manual), and 160 PS and 380 Nm (twin-turbo variant mated to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission).
The French car maker also says that driving enjoyment has been boosted thanks to the new Espace’s agile, dynamic performance which is particularly surprising for its size thanks to extensive work on weight saving (it is up to 250kg lighter than the previous Espace) and the Renault Multi-Sense® system. This new system coordinates the different technologies devoted to driving pleasure and travelling comfort, including the 4Control chassis, electronic damper management and cabin lighting and sound ambiences that the driver can personalise and select to match his or her mood of the moment.
Thirty years ago, the Renault Espace revolutionised the automotive world. Today, the new Espace has evolved to become an elegant crossover. To the agile handling and modularity of a family vehicle, it adds enhanced style, presence and driving pleasure, in keeping with the shifting demands and expectations of motorists. Thanks to the innovations it packs and the emotions it stimulates, the new Espace crossover is, more than ever, the embodiment of the Renault brand’s design renaissance.