Next Renault Espace to morph into 'crossover' | Autocar

21 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Next Renault Espace to morph into 'crossover' | Autocar

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The long-awaited replacement for the Renault will be shown later year in concept form, but it be another conventional MPV Renault has confirmed.

The brand’s chief Laurens van den Acker told “We’re going to try to make it Espace replacement] more to the marketplace by making a cross an MPV and a crossover, and by making it beautiful.”

“The Espace is quite a vehicle. People were not shy to one and you could see it on a driveway alongside a But I think we have let the Espace for too long and any car that is now 11 years ago and in day and age, no car would survive long” said van den Acker.

He also describes the vehicle as ‘flagship’. Reports say the Espace be the first model to be based on the CFM1 platform.

CFM1 also be used to underpin the Laguna.

The new Espace concept be last concept in van den Acker’s of Life’ series, which with the Renault DeZir .

“The sixth [concept] car is to be our flagship and it is going to be purple, the colour around the colour that’s still missing. And it was with the two extremes, the smallest car in the [the Twin’Run ] and the biggest car in the

“It’s a fun challenge for us” says van den “We’re trying to reinvent and the brand completely from a perspective, starting with the and the Captur and everything that after it. We’re trying to do it by cars that are very that have a very face, that show Frenchness in a positive way, look sensual and warm.”

Van den Acker says that the of Renault’s design language was especially in terms of separating it the budget Dacia marque. is sensual and Dacia is rational”. He told Autocar that he was about the rise and rise of design.

“I’m hired to design the not the past. And I felt that I had to the future first, through Megane, Laguna, a good and establish the line-up. Then I I wanted to look at our treasure box of and do something with it.

“So the Twin’Run came at a good time. My is that if your retro is your future, then you a problem because what do you do If I’ve done my homework and a good, forward-looking range, I can to do a retro car, but it cannot be that.

“The key of a true generalist is that we have a car for everybody. You in love, we have a car for you, you a family, we have a car for you. The six allowed me to show the different of the Renault brand.”

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