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 consoles.

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.

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