The MPV, or just Van, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014 in Europe. The Renault Espace is true in 1984 as co-founder of this vehicle class. Just in time for birthday put the French on her new space wonder and present the now fifth - generation Espace from 4 to 19 October 2014 at the Paris Motor Show.
With 4.85 meters in length in the five-and seven-seat variant, the new release measures as much as the current Grand Espace. The width of 1.87 meters is about the recent Van. However, the successor to 1.68 meters height is about six inches shallower. The long wheelbase of 2.88 meters is the basis for the property, the MPV buyers want: a big space.
Strengthened for the body are weight-saving materials used. So pass the doors of aluminum, and the front fenders and tailgate plastic. So could ?? depending on drive version ?? up to 250 kg of weight savings compared to its predecessor.
In the wide wheel arches now find depending on the equipment 17 to 19 - inch wheels into place. On request, even 20-inch wheels are available. The headlights with daytime running lights are ?? as well as the large taillights ?? completely in LED technology from the factory. Other design elements of the new Espace, the chromumrahmten side windows and increased ground clearance of 16 centimeters.
The windscreen has a total area of 2.8 square meters. This should provide plenty of light inside. In the five-seater version, the boot capacity is 660 liters when loaded to the window edge. Are times with no children on board, the rear seats can sink in the ground. Thus, the load capacity increases to 2,040 liters. A convenience factor: The boot lid can be opened and closed without contact by foot motion under the rear bumper.
MPVs are primarily designed for long car trips with the kids. Thus, the loadmaster for parents, offspring and luggage should be extra long-distance cruising. In the top facilities are in the Espace electrically operated front seats with optional massage function for the necessary parental comfort. In the second row, there are three individual seats. The seven-seater also has a third row of seats with two other single seats. The trick is that the seats can be individually or sink at the same time from the driver's seat with a tap completely in the ground.
A special feature in the new Espace, while unique in this segment is the optional ?? in the top version standard ?? dynamic wheel steering. At low speeds, such as in city traffic, hitting the rear wheels in the opposite direction to the front axle. Driving, reversing and parking maneuvers are to be better understood. At higher speeds, the rear wheels steer in the same direction as the front wheels. The four-wheel steering works then by all wheels against the centrifugal forces when cornering.
At its market launch three engines with 1.6 liter displacement will be offered. They come standard with a Start & Stop function and on a system for the recovery of kinetic energy. The base engine in the new Espace takes over a four-cylinder turbo diesel with 130 hp and a maximum torque of 320 Newton meters. The unit is available with a six-speed manual transmission. The top diesel tickled by his double turbocharged 160 horsepower from the 1.6 liter combustion chamber volume. He develops a maximum tensile force of 380 Newton meters. The engine is coupled with a six-speed dual clutch transmission. The offered turbo petrol engine comes to a peak power of 200 hp and a maximum torque of 260 Newton meters. He is connected with the new and close-ratio seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
For the 160 - horsepower diesel and turbo petrol Renault will continue to offer a new system for personalization of vehicle dynamics. The system " Multi - Sense" thereby controls ?? pre-programmed with the terms " eco", " Comfort ", " Neutral " and " Sport" or individually configurable ?? the responsiveness of the engine, the gear changes, the suspension settings and steering response. Suitable for the chosen mode, the system also changes the color of ambient lighting as well as the instruments and controls the engine sound as well as setting the air conditioning.
The planned launch of Renault dated to spring 2015 at the latest at this time the French will then inform you about their price expectations. The current fourth generation of the Grand Espace with 150 - hp diesel currently costs in the base of 36,590 euros . (ml)