From a revolution to a vision, the Renault Espace has often been imitated but never equalled. Its name is iconic and immediately arouses emotions. Over the past 40 years, all five generations have successfully responded to a changing world with new customer expectations and social norms. Each generation has brought something different, standing out for its spaciousness, comfort and handling. The name “Espace” will not be going anywhere anytime soon. How is it that, almost 40 years down the road, the brand, the model and the name Espace are still a match made in heaven? Sylvia dos Santos, Model-naming Strategy Manager for Renault, lets us in on the secret.
In 1983, Renault unveiled what could be considered the first voiture à vivre (car for living), which sported a new and iconic name that has gone down in Renault model naming history – the “Espace”. Forty years later, the upcoming sixth-generation Espace stays true to the same concept, which is all about comfort, generosity and top-of-the-range equipment. Hitting the road in a the Renault Espace has always been a unique experience, as each generation has responded to a changing world while making long journeys a pleasure.