Renault Espace, a legendary model from this manufacturer, has seen an evolution in its latest generation. The once-minivan has shifted to a more “big” design that resembles an SUV. While it may have lost some elegance compared to the Austral, the Espace remains a spacious and practical vehicle with ample room for passengers and cargo.
One of the most notable features of the Espace is its interior space. It offers seven seats standard, with an option for a five-seater version that provides additional trunk space. However, the third row’s limited space makes it less suitable for adults on longer journeys. When fully utilized, the trunk can hold up to 159 liters of cargo or expand to 477 liters when the back seats are folded down.
The Espace also boasts a hybrid drive system that delivers high efficiency and fuel economy, covering 80% of city journeys on electric power. While there are minor electric motor limitations, such as a 175 km/h speed cap and slightly delayed gear shifts, overall it is a smooth driving experience that provides excellent value for money.
In terms of comfort and maneuverability, the Espace stands out with its advanced steering system on all wheels that enables precision and faster cornering. This feature allows for easy parking and maneuvering in tight spaces. Despite its larger size, it maintains agility thanks to its softer design and advanced technology like 4Control steering.
Overall, Renault’s largest and most striking car holds up well as a top choice for larger families seeking spacious yet elegant transportation options. With its practicality, comfort features, and economical drive system, it is a reliable option for those looking for ample seating and cargo space while still maintaining agility on the road.
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