0.9 litre 3-cylinder
At the 2011 Geneva Motor Show Renault pulled the covers
off the R-Space concept, a family car which displays all
the styling elements of Renault's new look design language.
It's got a family resemblance to Renault's other Geneva
2011 concept, the Renault
Captur, and also the recent Renault
As far as family cars go the R-Space is a good looking
machine, it's still got the efficient one-box layout,
but it's broken up by unusual window shapes and a rakish
windscreen and roofline.
Axel Breun, Director of Design for Concept and Show Cars
at Renault said of the R-Space concept: "R-Space
brings together qualities long considered opposed: family,
functionality, sportiness and sensuality. It answers the
expectations of a large slice of our modern society."
Quite whether the R-Space can cure all of society's dilemmas
through its stylish design remains to be seen. Chances
are it won't. But that doesn't mean it isn't a funky looking
motor which will appeal to a decent slice of those in
the market for a new, practical family vehicle.
Powering the Renault R-Space is a 0.9 litre turbocharged
3-cylinder engine. That's small by anyone's standards,
however its output of 110 hp and 160 Nm of torque means
it will easily keep up with most other standard family
cars, while at the same time using much, much less fuel.
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