After almost forty years since the presentation of Renault’s Espaco family minivan, the French will present its successor in the spring of this year. But the sixth generation will no longer be a minivan, but the espace will become a 5- or 7-seater sports utility vehicle.
Espace is a well-known name in both France and Slovenia. Espace wrote the rules for the one-room experience almost 40 years ago. In all these years, the French perfected the recipe, and with the last generation, they threw the one-room philosophy out the window and laid new foundations. An impressive crossover between a minivan and a crossover was created. Now they are going one step further, the Espace will no longer be a minivan, but just a sports SUV.
Renault promises a comfortable ride for seven people
Four decades ago, the Espace treaded an unknown path and, surrounded by an extremely rigid and narrowly focused automotive landscape, pushed the brand’s one-seater vision into the mainstream. This recipe was perfected with each generation, seven years ago, when the last generation hit the roads, it was already looking strongly towards the SUV segment. The Espace will move to the new CMF-CD architecture and will be available with five or seven seats.
At Renault, they say that with the sixth generation of the Espaco, a new chapter of the story begins. The new SUV “will embody the revitalization of the Renault brand, while at the same time following the previous generations of the Espace and remaining faithful to them, as it will above all be comfortable, innovative and at the top of the range of Renault vehicles.”