The Renault Initiale Concept which made its world premiere at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show previews the next gen Renault Espace.
The Initiale Paris Concept sports what looks like a futuristic interpretation of Renault's current family identity. The design study is characterized by a bold Renault Lozenge, bigger front grille (compared to the recently updated Renaults) and sharp LED headlamps.
Measuring 4.85 metre in length, the concept's profile is dominated by a huge glass area and 22" alloy wheels. The triangular taillights flow into the muscular shoulder lines and the rear bumper sports a honeycomb shaped mesh.
The minimalistic interior has a space age appeal to it. The multi-layered instrument console and the touchscreen on the centre console look very tech savvy. The concept offers a 5+2 seating layout, making full use of its length. Ambient lighting and a Bose surround system with 32 speakers and two sub-woofers make it a theatre-on-wheels!
The Initiale Paris Concept is powered by a twin-turbo dCi 130 diesel engine. Renault claims that the motor is 25% more economical than other diesel motors with similar performance stats and emits 40g less CO2/km. The engine is mated to a 6-speed EDC automatic gearbox featuring F1 derived shift-by-wire control.
More details can be found in the press release on page 2.
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Renault Initiale Paris Concept - Press Release
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