Leaked patent images have uncovered the exterior styling of the 2015 Renault Espace.
The technical images show the fifth-generation Espace people-mover from every angle, revealing a design that remains true to the styling of the Renault Initiale Paris concept that debuted at September’s Frankfurt motor show.
As reported by CarAdvice in May, the new-generation Renault Espace shifts away from the slab-sided utilitarian design of the outgoing model and embraces more characterful crossover-inspired styling features.
The all-new Espace – the name may change for production – will be the first Renault model built on the Renault-Nissan alliance’s modular CFM1 platform, which debuted beneath the new Nissan X-Trail and will also form the basis of the next-generation Megane, Laguna/Latitude replacement and Koleos, among others.
The new people-mover will be powered by Renault’s new generation of downsized, turbocharged petrol and diesel engines.
The production version of the Renault Espace is expected to debut at October’s Paris motor show before entering production towards the end of the year.
Renault Australia has previously confirmed it is interested in the fifth-generation Espace and will consider the new model for a potential introduction to the local market as more details are revealed.