At least, this is claimed by Carscoops. According to the first information about the new product, renderings of the future Renault Espace model were prepared. So what do we see?

The most important thing is the change of concept. At one time, the Renault Espace car became the first (or one of the first) minivans on the market. And it remained so for quite a long time. However, the Renault Espace model of the fifth generation has already made certain hints in the direction of SUVs, and the successor of the Renault Espace of the sixth generation should become a traditional SUV in general.

It is expected that the length of the next Renault Espace will exceed 4.7 meters. Thus, the novelty will be much larger than the Renault Austral model, which will be used as a basis. However, the novelty will be smaller than the current incarnation of the Renault Espace. That is, right in the middle: therefore, in terms of size and overall design, the Renault Espace SUV will rather be the successor to the Renault Koleos.

But as far as the interior is concerned, the Renault Espace model will remain true to itself: a spacious 5- or 7-seater interior awaits us inside with wide possibilities of transformation thanks to changing the position of the seats. At the same time, the front panel will also be made in the style of Renault Austral – that is, it will be based on two large displays: a central 12-inch and a 12.3-inch one for the instrument panel.

In addition, the new Renault Espace model may become a hybrid. Under the hood, 1.2- and 1.3-liter gasoline engines are expected, which will have hybrid applications of various types – either a MHEV “mild hybrid” or a full hybrid. Power will reach 140-200 hp. depending on the version. A fully electric version is also possible.

We will learn more details later, during the official debut of the new product. Luckily, we don’t have to wait long – the new Renault Espace should appear as soon as spring of this year.