Body style: Van
Segment: Large MPV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay Android Auto
Production years: 2023
The Espace reached its sixth generation in the Spring of 2023, and Renault placed its bets on a daring evolution by transforming the beloved European MPV into a crossover-style people carrier.
Sharing its CMF-CD platform with the Austral crossover, the new Espace went to the next level and adopted an SUV stance, leaving behind the minivan shape that made it so special on the European market. But the French automaker took all the right steps to create a vehicle that could successfully replace the successful MPV.
While the previous generations of the Espace sported an MPV-like bodywork, the sixth generation was different. It featured a distinct engine compartment and a steeper windshield. The car's front fascia showed the specific, C-shaped, LED daytime running lights that surrounded the outer sides of the headlights. A massive grille with eighteen vertical slats and the broad Renault badge in the middle created a potent image for the vehicle. On the lower side of the bumper, the automaker added a secondary grille flanked by a pair of scoops. The profile revealed a set of enlarged rear fenders that made the SUV look muscular.
Inside, Renault offered the option for five or seven seats, the latter being in a 2-3-2 configuration. The automaker installed a pair of screens on the dashboard. The one fronting the driver was a landscape-mounted, 12.3" TFT display, while the one atop the center stack was a 12" touchscreen mounted vertically. In addition, the automaker offered an option for a 9.3" head-up display.
Among other attractive features of the CMF-CD modular platform was the all-wheel steering system, named 4CONTROL, which helped the car get a tighter turning radius. In addition, it improved handling at higher speeds.
ENGINE SPECS - 1.2L E-TECH (130 HP)
|Power:||95.6 KW @ 4500 RPM|
130 HP @ 4500 RPM
128 BHP @ 4500 RPM
|Torque:||151 lb-ft @ 1750 RPM|
205 Nm @ 1750 RPM
|Electrical motor power:||36.8 kw (50 hp)|
|Fuel System:||Turbocharged Direct Injection|
|Fuel capacity:||14.5 gallons (54.9 L)|
|Top Speed:||109 mph (175 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||8.8 s|
|Drive Type:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||205 55 R19|
|Length:||185.9 in (4722 mm)|
|Width:||72.6 in (1844 mm)|
|Height:||79.3 in (2014 mm)|
|Front/rear Track:||62.6/62.4 in (1,590/1,585 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||107.8 in (2738 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||7.1 in (180 mm)|
|Unladen Weight:||3499 lbs (1587 kg)|
|Gross Weight Limit:||4530 lbs (2055 kg)|
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
|Maximum Capacity:||2 kWh|
FUEL ECONOMY (WLTP)
|Extra high:||20.3 mpg US (11.6 L/100Km)|
|Combined:||51.1 mpg US (4.6 L/100Km)|
|CO2 Emissions (Combined):||104 g/km|