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2015 Renault Espace Looks Stunning in Dark Amethyst

Before Renault revealed its brand new Espace at the Paris Motor Show last year, I don't think people even knew such a car existed, what with all the SUV people seem to be buying these days. But the new MPV from France is an absolute stunner and even we were surprised when we saw these little known photos of the car showing it in the Initiale Paris trim level.
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The color that struck us the most is called Noir Amethyste (black amethyst) and it's basically a deep purple with lots of clear coats on top. Besides this €900 option, the Espace also looks good in Beige Dune and Noir Etoile, both of which cost €720 in France.

Renault has promised and delivered a deep gloss paintwork for the new Espace, in 9 different tones we may add. The metallic finishes benefit from a highly durable lacquer coating and quality of the paintwork is subjected to a rigorous 900-point inspection procedure.

Build quality has also be improved. Just from the photos, we can tell that the 2015 Espace looks better thanks to its all-LED taillights, something we've already seen on the Scenic. The individually shaped lenses in the headlights also use LEDs and seem to remind everybody of Mercedes-Benz.

Right now, there are 3 different engine choices available on this model, starting with a 130 hp base diesel engine, followed by the 200 hp 1.6 TCe turbo from the Clio R and finally a twin-turbo diesel making 160 hp.

Available in France since the beginning of January, the new Espace will set you back anywhere from €34,200, which makes it one of the priciest models Renault has tried to sell. The model is built on the same platform as the new Nissan Qashqai and measures 4.85 meters in length, being available with 5 or 7 seats. Options also include larger alloys and a massive 2.8 square meter Lumiere panoramic windscreen option, which seems cheap at only €1,100.

The highlights of its interior include an all-digital speedometer and a massive R-link tablet arranged vertically inside a cascading dashboard.

 
 
 
 
 

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