The current Renault Espace has been on the market since 2003. Next year that will make it ten years old, which is a long life cycle for any vehicle. But it'll still be a few years until its replacement is ready. So following the facelift it performed on the Euro-market minivan in 2003, Renault is releasing another update.

Refreshed to fall more closely in line with Renault's current styling direction (the company has changed aesthetic strategies a few times since the introduction of the fourth-generation model), the new Espace has a fresh grille that better incorporates a larger emblem than the model it replaces, and it's flanked by new headlights and a new bumper fascia below.

Further details on what else Renault has tweaked will be released in July when it hits showrooms overseas.
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New Renault Espace

New Renault Espace features Renault's new styling identity which gives the MPV an even more dynamic stance. As is the case with the brand's other new models, the Renault logo is bigger and set in a more upright, prominent position on a broad black strip on the grille.

Four generations on, the Renault Espace success story continues, and all the strengths that have helped forge the model's popularity have been carried over to the latest version, including its trademark cabin space, modular layout, comfort and safety for all occupants.

In a career spanning 28 years, Renault Espace has built up a large and loyal following, with sales exceeding 1.2 million units.

Further information about New Renault Espace will be released at the beginning of July.


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      2o6
      • 2 Years Ago
      Still looks fresh despite being ten years old. It's probably the best looking Minivan ever made; it looks good. I love it.
      neutral drop
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ahhhh, a modern day Pontiac Trans Sport! Nice!!!
        motoramic
        • 2 Years Ago
        @neutral drop
        My uncle use to own an Espace. I don't think you saw an Espace in real life. The profile of the Espace is more upright than the Trans Sport and it share none of the design element except maybe a similar but more upright A pillars design. The interior is completly different than the Pontiac's. The Espace is an evolutionary design and I can't wait to see what will the next generation will look like...
          Antonio K. Piech
          • 2 Years Ago
          @motoramic
          they are just looking at this design now this days,but up you are alright Renault have the Espace for ages and was plastic body way before the GM crap (they copy that method of build from Matra), this guys are used to think that a corvette is the best sport car and the Cobalt SS is cool Imagine?
      Alamo76
      • 2 Years Ago
      IMHO, the Espace still looks fresh from a design standpoint, inside and out. The fact that Sedonas and Siennas look like the Renault only 10 years later tells you something. 2012 Nissan Quest? Nope. Town and Country? Not even close. Ford Flex? Nope.
      Euphrentic
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anyone denying that the Espace wouldn't exist without the Pontiac Trans Sport is obviously ill-informed or delusional.
        Michael
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Euphrentic
        Speaking of people who are obviously ill-informed... The first generation Espace came out in 1984, 6 years before the Trans Sport. So no, it doesn't owe its existence to Pontiac.
          Euphrentic
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michael
          I stand corrected and humbled!
          Michael
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michael
          +1 for being able to admit when you're wrong.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Michael
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        aatbloke1967
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Euphrentic
        "obviously ill-informed or delusional" You just have to wonder whether the arrogance of these idiots walks hand-in-hand with their ignorance and stupidity" The Espace has been around for 28 years, it's had broadly the same type of streamlined appearance in all of those 28 years. The posters on AB really do beggar belief.
          Antonio K. Piech
          • 2 Years Ago
          @aatbloke1967
          may be a GM lover,but you are right in the spot,plus GM copy everything around but they don't have a clue about nothing now this days,poor Opel though
      Jesus!
      • 2 Years Ago
      Thats awful. Wasn't the dustbuster triplets enough? Anyone who thinks this looks modern or is better looking than a Flex or even a Town and Country are either A. Fanboy or B. On crack. Now I will agree the offerings from Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are a hideous buttloads of ugly.
        Z. Kesh
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jesus!
        Agree. The Renault-design is absolutely - and I mean ABSOLUTELY - ugly. No proper proportions, no consistant lines, sharp and round, wedged, straight, soft...simply VERY VERY FUGLY.
      jayss2k07
      • 2 Years Ago
      This still looks like the old GM minivans from days gone bye.
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      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like a spacier Sedona. This thing actually looks pretty good for a van, minus the Renault badge (it's just too big).
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      They still make this thing?!?! Wow. They've not been on sale in the UK for a while I think.
      Lamborrari
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like it, but if I was in the market for a minivan I would wait until Hyundai releases the HED-5. The concept looks fantastic with Hyundai's fluidic design. The Espace is hopelessly outgunned compared to the more typical Euro minivan choices such as the VW Sharan and Opel Zafira.
        Dzianis Halitski
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Lamborrari
        HED-5 - for sure futuristic, but it's not compared by space to Espace. The same goes about VW Sharan and Opel Zafira. Zafira is twice smaller then Espace. And let's not forget about Grand Espace - even bigger
      Antonio K. Piech
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good design never age quick,look at the Saab old 900 or Mercedes W124,nice looking van and I hope Mercedes don't get it as a replacement for the Vaneo.why Renault/Nissan don't get around German government and get Opel from GM sell this cars here as Opel and teach them a lesson? Many people here keep comparing the monstrosity of the Transport//Lumina APV with this cool looking van,when this one came out way back on 1984 with plastic body panels and build by a company name Matra under contract from Renault when the government owns the company,I got a Design magezine here at home when they release this same one model,interiors are way nicer than any mini can around on the market now
        Antonio K. Piech
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Antonio K. Piech
        Ah and just for the record I was on the drawing boards way back on 1975 when the company name Simca was part of Chrysler European operations,Peugeot buy the company and scrap the plans then the designer when to work at Renault with this Idea,nothing even close to any GM garbage
      Philthy
      • 2 Years Ago
      So what ever happened to this redesign? http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/spyshots/211389/renault_espace.html
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