Renault has begun testing an all-new Espace, and underneath the camouflage you can see a bold design inspired by the R-Space and Initiale Paris concept cars. Design bosses wanted to move away from the boxy, upright design of the current car, and the narrow glasshouse and raked windscreen do give it more of a sporty profile.
The latest information is that the new Espace won’t be sold in the
UK, having been dropped from the Renault line-up along with the Koleos, Laguna, Wind and Modus. But we’re expecting a debut at the Paris Motor Show in October for the new model, before sales begin shortly after.
The new Espace will also become the first model to debut Renault’s
luxury Initiale Paris high-end trim level – it’s a bit like Ford’s
Vignale brand but the French manufacturer will concentrate on design,
materials and quality rather than customer service.