video to see what I mean). I like the front bench seat (below) where the driver's seat appears to have it's "arm" around the passenger and the video screens are well designed into the dash and the headrests.
All in all, this concept shows what makes going to car shows fun and how automakers can let their engineers, designers, and stylists loose to come up with something unique. We may see some of this out on the road and even if Renault never re-enters the US market, some of these design elements may trickle over into Renault-partner Nissan's vehicles. The R-Space has a turbocharged three-cylinder engine that produces 110 hp and utilizes a dual-clutch automanual transmission. It takes just under 11 seconds to hit 60, so you won't have to worry about burning rubber, but you will get great fuel economy.
Source: Renault - Press Release, tech data, and additional pics (4) after the jump. Video post.
R-SPACE: space for every individual
The brief given to the designers was to come up with a simple, sensuous and welcoming family vehicle to express Renault’s new design philosophy in the MPV segment. To achieve this, the designers combined sensuality with a single-volume architecture.
The result is a compact people carrier measuring 4.25 metres in length, and with a silhouette that is flowing, powerful and sporting.
R-Space is powered by a turbocharged three-cylinder, 110 hp, 900cc petrol engine mated to an Efficient Dual Clutch transmission (EDC). This engine previews the new range of modular TCe engines, Energy TCe, which Renault will begin launching next year.
|Engine||Petrol, turbo, direct injection|
|CO2 emissions||95g/km (combined cycle)|
|Transmission||Efficient Dual Clutch|
|Tyres||245 / 35 R 21|
|0-100kph acceleration||11 seconds|
|1,000-metre standing start||32 seconds|