Softer styling, innovative cornering lights, the “Carminat” Navigation and Communication System and the new 2.0 dCi engine are just some of the features that stand out in Renault’s facelifted 2006 Espace MPVWith its seductive and aesthetic appeal, dynamic performance, excellence in perceived quality and travelling comfort, New Espace goes further than it has ever done before.T he new particulate filter-equipped 2.0 dCi diesel engine delivers 150hp and 175hp and ensures that New Espace benefits from exceptional performance for this level of engine size.A new six-speed automatic transmission is available for the new 3.0 dCi V6 diesel enginewhich boasts torque of 400Nm for even more flexibility and driving pleasure. Thanks to a choice of three petrol and four diesel powerplants, which can be coupled to five- or sixspeed manual or Proactive transmission, New Espace places the accent firmly on dynamic performance and driving pleasure.
New Espace’s exterior lines are softer yet its personality is as distinctive as ever and points clearly to its high-end MPV standing. New Espace is also the first vehicle of its class to feature bi-Xenon cornering lights.Inside, the perceived quality and the sense of warmth and brightness it exudes make New Espace an even more pleasurable experience. New Espace is also available with the latest Carminat Navigation and Communication System which combines voice synthesis with a three-dimensional display. The system comes with a panoramic 7-inch screen built into the new dashboard design, Bluetooth technology for a hands-free telephone and a CD/MP3- compatible player. Automatically-attaching sliding seats are available in the rear. The seats can be taken out, moved and positioned with ease, thereby enhancing interior modularity. New Espace also has an all-flat floor.
ENGINE RANGEThe petrol range comprises a choice of four powertrain combinations:2.0 16V (140hp) six-speed manual2.0 Turbo (170hp) six-speed manual2.0 Turbo (170hp) automatic five-speed3.5 V6 (245hp) automatic five-speed
The diesel range comprises a choice of eight powertrain combinations.2.0 dCi (150 and 175hp, with particulate filter) six-speed automatic3.0 dCi (165 and 180hp) six-speed automatic1.9 dCi (115hp) six-speed manual gearbox2.2 dCi six-speed manual (150hp) or five-speed automatic (140hp)Technorati Tags: Renault, New, Espace, 2006