Renault R-Space

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Renault R-Space
Renault R-Space (front quarter).jpg
Overview
Manufacturer Renault
Production 2011 (Concept car)
Designer Laurens van den Acker
Body and chassis
Class Small family car (C)
Body style 5-door hatchback
Layout FF layout
Related Renault Mégane III
Powertrain
Engine 900 cc 3-cylinder
Dimensions
Length 4,300 mm (169.3 in)
Chronology
Predecessor Renault Modus

The Renault R-Space is a concept small family car designed by Renault for the 2011 Geneva Motor Show and is a similar size to the production Renault Mégane.[1] It was designed by Renault's design chief Laurens Van den Acker and has handclap suicide doors that reveal a large single opening without a B-pillar.

Technical details[edit]

The R-Space is powered by a 900cc turbo three-cylinder and mated to a twin-clutch gearbox. The engine develops 107 bhp (80 kW; 108 PS) and 160 N·m (118 lb·ft) of torque and features direct-injection and stop start technology and produces just 95g/km of CO2 and averages 76mpg.[2] Top speed is 124 miles (199.6 km) and 0-62 mph takes 11 seconds.[3] The body boasts a low 0.28 drag coefficient.

As a small family car, the interior incorporated innovative features such as a floating dashboard design and a rear cabin that has been designed for children with motorised cubes that can change into a number of shapes such as a booster seat and a table. The design is almost similar to the Renault Mégane III, it is a 5-door hatchback (four door, front engine). The Renault R-Space has suicide doors that reveal a single opening without a B-pillar and it has 5 seats that it has 2 suicide doors that open backward and it has a boot that opens upward like most hatchbacks.

The Autofacíl magazine of Spain assumed the car will be released in late 2012, as a successor to the Renault Modus. The Renault R-Space will enter production in mid-June 2016 to be built alongside the future minivan Renault Scénic IV.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "''Car'' magazine 1 March 2011". Carmagazine.co.uk. 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  2. ^ "''Auto Express'' March 2011". Autoexpress.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  3. ^ Tuesday, March 01, 2011 (2011-03-01). "''Autocar'' 1 March 2011". Autocar.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  4. ^ "''Autofacíl'', Issue 123 (?) June 2011". Autofacil.es. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 

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