Facelift for 2013 Renault Espace

French car manufacturer Renault has re-designed the front end of their popular Espace model to provide a new, dynamic identity for the seven-seater MPV.

Design

The Renault Espace, now 28-years old, has undergone a stylish, ten-years younger makeover. The 2013 model features a more contemporary front end, new Hurlingham wheel trims and new Monterey and Dark Eptius alloy wheels.

The 2013 Renault Espace has been given a facelift

Inside

Standard features include Carminat TomTom Live® navigation system, a hands-free card, an electronic parking brake and Bluetooth® audio streaming, AUX and USB sockets. The Espace houses a DVD player complete with two seven-inch screens built into the back of the front head rests. The dashboard includes a graphic representation for the Espace’s new reversing camera.

The 2013 Renault Espace dashboard

Under the hood

CO2 emissions on the new diesel Espace have been reduced by 20g/km (a fuel consumption saving of 0.8 litres/100km) and by 6g/km (0.3 litres/100km) in the petrol version. The improved performance was achieved by introducing braking and deceleration energy recovery, a variable displacement oil pump, advanced cooling management and cold loop exhaust gas recirculation. The new Espace also includes new low rolling resistance tyres and electro-hydraulic power steering.

The 2012 Renault Espace sunroof

The expert

Laurent Bernard, the Espace Programme’s Deputy Director commented:

“It was important to restore Espace’s appeal and CO2 credentials in what is a very competitive segment. The aim is to keep our customers loyal and prepare a smooth build-up to the introduction of the next-generation Espace.”

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