Renault Espace is 25 jaar oud

De Renault Espace is 25 jaar en dat wordt gevierd met een speciaal “25th anniversary”-pakket.

Dat pakket omvat onder meer een DVD-speler met schermen achterin, zodat je kinderen rustig naar TV kunnen kijken tijdens een lange rit en een panoramisch dak, zodat je kinderen naar buiten kunnen kijken als ze de TV beu zijn. Verder zitten ook een navigatiesysteem en twee extra zetels (voor nog meer kinderen) in het “25th anniversary”-pakket omvat.

Aan de buitenkant krijg je 17″ lichtmetalen velgen en de druk in de banden wordt gemeten door het bandendrukcontrole-systeem. De Renault Espace 25th Anniversary komt enkel met dieselmotoren, meer bepaald de dCi 150 en de dCi 130, waarvan je de eerste met een automatische zesbak kan uitrusten.

Deze special edition zal in Frankfrijk, Duitsland, Spanje, Polen, Nederland én België te verkrijgen zijn. De prijs van de goedkoopste motorisatie bedraagt €35.350, de duurste kost je €39.550. Mocht je elk van de opties die in het pakket zitten apart kopen, dan kost je dat € 5.520 extra, dus in dat opzicht is dit pakket een goede deal, voor iemand die toch al van plan was een Renault Espace te kopen. Bij wijze van vergelijking: de goedkoopste dieselversie kost je €32.250.

Renault Espace

Renault Espace

Renault Espace

· Renault Espace is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its career – which has seen
four different generations of the model, and which saw its range streamlined at the
beginning of 2009 to feature four richly-equipped versions with four distinct
personalities – with the release of a compelling limited edition version:
– An anniversary price representing a customer saving of €5,520 (13 per cent),
– Integrated DVD/DivX player with screens for rear passengers,
– Electric panoramic opening sunroof,
– Carminat CD navigation,
– 17-inch Eptius aluminium alloy wheels,
– Tyre pressure monitoring system,
– Hands-free card,
– Two additional rear seats (seven seats in total),
· A choice of three advanced diesel powertrains (dCi 130 with six-speed manual
gearbox, and dCi 150 DPF with six-speed manual or automatic transmission).
· Renault Espace tops its segment in France with a market share of more than 30 per
cent. It enjoys a customer satisfaction rating of 75 per cent among its business and
fleet customers. Espace’s strong image as a status-enhancing model is reinforced
by its high-end performance/equipment package and three-year/150,000km warranty.
· Between 1984 and 2009, almost 1.2 million of the four generations of Espace have
been sold worldwide.
· The 25th anniversary limited edition will be released from June in six countries
(France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Holland and Poland).

A unique 25th anniversary package
The 25th anniversary limited edition Renault Espace is based on the model’s already extensively
equipped Carminat Evolution equipment level. For an extra cost of just €2,000, it packs €7,520-
worth of additional technological, safety, travelling comfort and driving pleasure-related features
which represent a saving to the customer of 13 per cent.
It also boasts special exterior looks with the introduction of a new Cendré Beige metallic finish,
aluminium alloy wheels and Look Pack (body colour cowl vent grille and wing trims, chrome front
bumper air-intake surround, gloss black exterior mirrors and B-pillar), plus special commemorative
25th anniversary badging on the B-pillar.
The technology package features the Renault Hands-free Card, climate control controls mounted
on the rear doors and the Carminat CD Bluetooth® Auditorium MP3 navigation system with a userfriendly
interactive interface, plus traffic information and hands-free telephony functions (1)
including access to address book.
Its safety credentials have been enhanced by features such as automatic headlamp activation, a
rain sensor, a tyre pressure monitoring system, ISOFIX child seat anchorage for all rear seats and
six airbags (driver and front passenger auto-adaptive front airbags, plus front lateral thoraxprotection
airbags and head-protection lateral airbags for first and second row occupants.
Travelling comfort appointments include five identical, fully modular, automatic fixing, sliding rear
seats with reclining seatbacks, integrated headrests and seatbelts, as well as an onboard
DVD/DivX player with seven-inch screens incorporated in the backs of the front headrests and
remote control for second and third row occupants. The system is compatible with most games
The travelling experience is enhanced by a total glazed area of almost 2.2 square metres, an
electric panoramic opening sunroof equipped with electrically-operated blind, and one of the
market’s most efficient climate control systems – including sunshine, temperature and toxicity
(NOx/CO) sensors – which is effective even for the rearmost seats, plus a 4x30W radio-CD with
MP3 compatibility and eight loudspeakers.
Order books for Renault Espace ’25th’ opened on April 27, with prices starting from €35,350 and a
choice of three powertrains (dCi 130, dCi 150 DPF and dCi 150 DPF with automatic transmission).
For the same level of performance, fuel consumption and CO2 emissions have decreased slightly
by 0.1 litres/100km and 3g/km respectively.
25 years of Espace: a segment founded on a unique saga
Espace was developed in association with Matra Automobile and hailed as a revolutionary model in
its day. Launched in July 1984, it featured composite bodywork and inaugurated the MPV concept
in Europe. It was initially only available with a single petrol engine, but the range was gradually
expanded to incorporate a choice of petrol and diesel engines. It sat up to seven occupants in
remarkable comfort and boasted an extraordinary choice of interior arrangements thanks to its
forward-tipping, folding, removable rear seats which incorporated their own seatbelt lap-strap. The
swivelling front seats also enabled owners to convert the cabin into a ‘lounge’ arrangement as and
when required. The introduction of a facelift in 1988 coincided with the release of the all-wheel
drive Quadra version. Almost 192,000 Espace Is were sold in total.
In February 1991, the second generation version featured more rounded lines and an even more
modular interior thanks to its articulated, sliding rear seats. In 1994, to mark both the 10th
anniversary of Renault’s collaboration with Matra and the brand’s success in Formula 1 as engine
supplier, Renault came out with an exceptional demonstration vehicle – Espace F1 – which was
powered by the RS5 V10 F1 engine. Like all high-end models, the Espace II range included the
availability of a V6 powerplant mated to automatic transmission. Up to 1997, almost 320,000
Espace IIs were sold, and the 500,000th Espace since the start of production in 1984 rolled off the
line in 1996. At the same time, the segment began to see the arrival of an increasing number of
direct rivals.
The third-generation Espace was launched at the end of 1996. Not only was this newcomer bigger
than its predecessor, but an even longer version (+27cm) was released two years later. Modern
styling, the quality of its fit and finish and materials, the availability of a new range of powertrains
and the concept’s maturity – including a dashboard with a central digital display – made sure that
Espace maintained its high-end status. More than 365,000 Espace IIIs were produced in total.
In September 2002, Espace IV switched to steel bodywork, with the line-up now including both
petrol and diesel V6 engines, a unique step for the segment. All the rear seats now benefit from
integrated three-point inertia-reel seatbelts and are mounted on rails to allow owners to position
them as required. Espace IV was the first vehicle of its class to obtain a five-star EuroNCAP crash
test rating. As with the previous-generation version, it has proved an immense hit with customers
on all the markets where it is sold, a long way ahead of the competition which has become
extremely diversified. Since January 1, 2008, Espace comes with the same warranty as all
Renault’s high-end models, namely 36 months or 150,000km. To date, more than 1.2 million
Espaces have been sold in more than 60 countries across the globe.

25th anniversary:

dCi 130: € 35.350
dCi 150 DFP: € 37.700
dCi 150 six-speed automatic: € 39.550

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4 reacties op "Renault Espace is 25 jaar oud"

  1. XliljeezyX 23-05-2009 om 14:19

    als je bij de huidige espace voorin zit lijkt het net een eettafel waar je aan zit.
    en dat digitale dashbord vind ik nou ook weer niet zo’n goeie uitvinding. hij is nogal onduidelijk.

  2. de meyer 12-09-2009 om 21:39

    Heb een klein vraagje. Is het panoramisch dak dan nu wel of niet een optie in de belgische Renault garages? En de extra zetels? Stel bij aankoop van een 25th Espace 130 dci. Dus geen Grand Espace.

  3. XliljeezyX 12-09-2009 om 21:42

    @de meyer,
    Je kan de optie lijst hier bekijken, je kan hier je eigen espace samenstellen.
    (weet niet zeker of de link het zo doet.)

  4. de meyer 12-09-2009 om 21:50

    Even bekeken. Allebei in optie. Thanks voor link.


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