|Production||2011 (Concept car)|
|Designer||Laurens van den Acker|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Small family car (C)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Related||Renault Mégane III|
|Engine||900 cc 3-cylinder|
|Length||4,300 mm (169.3 in)|
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. 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.
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. Top speed is 124 miles (199.6 km) and 0-62 mph takes 11 seconds. 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.
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