Renault asked its designers to come up with a simple family vehicle that would express the company’s new design philosophy for the boring minivan class… and this is what they came up with. Known as the Renault R-Space Concept, the study hints at the future of a possible compact people carrier with a fuel-efficient engine.
“Renault R-Space Concept brings together qualities long considered opposed: family, functionality, sportiness and sensuality,” explains Axel Breun, Director of Design for Concept and Show Cars. “It answers the expectations of a large slice of our modern society.”
Apparently, the body design uses strong forms inspired by the human body. “With R-Space, it was the pent-up energy in tensed muscles that inspired me,” reveals Fabrice Pouille, exterior designer. “I wanted to make people feel the urge to caress the body, to make it sensuous – despite the fact that this is an MPV aimed at families.”
Power for the Renault R-Space concept comes from a 900cc, 3-cylinder engine making 110-hp and 118 lb-ft of torque. That allows for an estimated fuel-economy of 63.5 mpg.
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- By: Omar Rana