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  • Renault sedan and minivan will be replaced by Espace SUV

    Mar 26, 2013, 10:04
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    Renault is going to abandon minivan manufacturing: Escape model's successor will be large SUV. In fact, this decision may affect model range as a whole, because the upcoming car may become a comprehensive Renault flagship instead of premium-sedan, which French automotive manufacturer has already abandoned.

    Instead of building a new medium-sized sedan on a combined light platform on the model of Korean Samsung SM7, Renault is going to adopt Murano SUV's platform from Nissan. Renault will build their new flagship exactly on it, replacing not only Espace minivan in the model range, but according to some reports, sedan Latitude as well.

    It is expected that the new car will be rather big – about 4.8 m longwise, and in order to become the successor of big minivan, SUV will be made as a seven-seater. Renault plans to fit the new car only with four-cylinder diesel engines having a capacity from 130 to 180 hp for now, but 3.5 L 250 hp V6 gasoline engine will be likely used further as well. Besides, hybrid modification will also be introduced.

    It is expected that new SUV will hit the market early in 2016 at the price of about 40,000. It will be first introduced in Germany at The Frankfurt Motor Show in autumn, 2015.

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