Espace has set the benchmark in the large MPV market for more than 20 years and now the latest revised 2007 range looks set to ensure it continues to be the most modern, stylish, safe and practical large MPV available.

New Espace 2007 is the perfect family car with a luxurious interior and a value-for-money price tag. With a face-lift in 2006, Espace still looks as modern and fresh as it did when it was first launched, ensuring it stands out from the crowd. The range has been simplified for 2007 with new pricing making Espace even more accessible for customers.

The new entry-level Espace Team 2.0 16V 140 starts at just £18,595 with prices rising to £33,460 for the Grand Espace Initiale 3.0 V6 dCi 180 Auto Euro IV.

Espace 2007 also benefits from the addition of two new class-leading diesel automatic engines to the range, 2.0 dCi 150 Auto FAP six speed and 2.0 dCi 175 Auto FAP six speed, both of which are faster and more economical to run than competitors including the Chrysler Voyager 2.8 CRD Auto. The new six speed automatic gearbox has been developed by the Renault-Nissan Alliance.

A new Limited Edition Tech Run version has also been added to the range and will be perfect for the summer months ahead of long-distance family holidays as it features as standard a DVD DivX player with two 7″ screens integrated into the headrests as well as multi-functional TunePoint allowing MP3 players such as iPods to be plugged in, to keep all the family entertained.

In addition, for a limited time only, if customers buy an Espace, one free portable DVD system which includes a 7″ screen, remote control, set of headphones, cigarette lighter charger, external battery, AC/DC cable, S video cable to plug TV and headrest cover to enable customers to watch the DVD in the car.

Espace not only offers practicality and comfort for families, it also comes complete with a five-star Euro NCAP rating so customers can be assured that their family is travelling in a safe vehicle. Some competitor MPVs score as low as just two stars so Espace really is the safe choice for customers.

The new Espace 2007 range line-up includes Team, Tech Run, Dynamique and Dynamique S, with the Initiale trim remaining available on Grand Espace, and is available to order now.

New to the Espace 2007 range are two diesel automatic engines, the 2.0 dCi 150 Auto FAP six speed and 2.0 dCi 175 Auto FAP six speed which are more economical to run than competitors including the Chrysler Voyager 2.8 CRD Auto.

The Espace 2.0 150 dCi Auto FAP six speed and 2.0 dCi 175 Auto FAP six speed both achieve a combined mpg of 34.4, compared to the Voyager which achieves 33.2 mpg. The two new engines for Espace also compares favourably in terms of CO2 emissions with both engines offering 217 g/km whereas the Voyager has 225 g/km.

The new engines to the Espace range offer excellent fuel economy without compromising on power – both engines offer improved top speeds and faster acceleration than the Voyager.

The entry-level Espace Team is an all-new version for the range replacing Authentique and Expression. Prices/ Engines available in Espace and Grand Espace Team are:

Espace Team

2.0 16V 140 – £18,595
dCi 130 – £21,005
dCi 150 – £21,930
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £23,430

Grand Espace Team

2.0 Turbo 170 – £21,785
dCi 150 – £23,130
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £24,630

In addition to core features, the Team trim level features the following standard equipment: Air conditioning with separate driver/ front passenger controls, seven individual seats, 4x 30W single CD RDS radio with eight speakers and fingertip remote control, electric/ heated door mirrors, Carbon cloth upholstery and height/ lumbar adjustable Captain’s chairs with armrests.

Limited Edition Espace Tech Run

The Espace Tech Run is the perfect car for family holidays and summer touring, with new integrated DVD player and TunePoint ensuring all the family is kept occupied on long journeys!

Prices/ engines available are:

Espace Tech Run

2.0 16V 140 – £20,444
dCi 130 – £22,810
dCi 150 – £23,735

Grand Espace Tech Run

2.0 Turbo 170 – £23,590
dCi 150 – £24,935

The Limited Edition Tech Run adds the following standard equipment on top of Team: DVD DivX player with two 7″ screens integrated in headrests, Multi-functional TunePoint (USB, iPod, jack), 4x30W single CD with MP3 facility, chrome effect bumper strip with optional metallic paint, roof bar/ rear roof spoiler and Carbon cloth upholstery.

Espace Dynamique

The best-selling trim on Espace, Dynamique, is retained for the new 2007 enhanced range line-up. Price/ engines available are:

Espace Dynamique

2.0 Turbo 170 – £22,390
2.0 Turbo 170 Auto – £23,890
dCi 130 – £22,810
dCi 150 – £23,735
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £25,235
dCi 175 FAP – £24,835
dCi 175 Auto FAP – £26,335

Grand Espace Dynamique

2.0 Turbo 170 – £23,590
2.0 Turbo 170 Auto – £25,090
dCi 150 – £24,935
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £26,435
dCi 175 FAP – £26,035
dCi 175 Auto FAP – £27,535

As well as the standard features on Team, Dynamique also offers the following: 17″ high-gloss ‘Tellus’ alloy wheels, chrome effect bumper strip with optional metallic paint, extra tinted glass on rear windows and tailgate, Climate control with separate driver/ passenger controls, part leather sports style seats with carbon trim and red stitching, heat reflecting windscreen, variable power assisted steering, rear parking sensor and front fog lamps.

Espace Dynamique S

Dynamique S is new to the Espace range and replaces Privilege and Initiale trims on Espace (Initiale is still available on Grand versions).

Prices/ engines available are:

Espace Dynamique S

2.0 Turbo 170 – £24,140
2.0 Turbo 170 Auto – £25,640
dCi 150 – £25,485
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £26,985
dCi 175 FAP – £26,585
dCi 175 Auto FAP – £28,085

Grand Espace Dynamique S

2.0 Turbo 170 – £25,340
2.0 Turbo 170 Auto – £26,840
dCi 150 – £26,685
dCi 150 Auto FAP – £28,185
dCi 175 FAP – £27,785
dCi 175 Auto FAP – £29,285
V6 dCi Auto – £29,860

In addition to the standard features on Dynamique, Dynamique S also has: 4x40W dash mounted six CD multi-changer and remote control, carpet mats (row one to three), part leather/ part Alcantara sports style seats with carbon trim and red stitiching, blue tinted electric/ heated folding door mirrors, anti-pinch front and rear windows and “one touch” controls, Hands Free Renault card, automatic rain activated front windscreen wipers, automatic light sensor activated headlamps, cruise control with speed limiter and six rear sunblinds.

Initiale

The Espace Initiale remains available on Grand versions of Espace. Prices engines are:

Grand Espace Initiale

dCi 150 – £29,835

dCi 150 Auto FAP – £31,335

dCi 175 FAP – £30,935

dCi 175 Auto FAP – £32,435

V6 dCi Auto – £33,460

3.5 V6 Auto – £33,285

Initiale offers the following additional standard equipment above Grand Espace Dynamique S:

‘Vogue’ full beige leather upholstery (optional carbon leather free of charge), six captain’s chairs, climate control with separate row two passenger controls, electrically adjustable front seats with memory for driver’s seat and door mirrors, carpet mats (row one to three) and boot mat, electrochrome rear view mirror, Bluetooth Nav-Com system with six CD dash mounted changer and remote control, tyre pressure monitor, variable power assisted steering and bi-xenon double optic headlamps with auto height adjustment and wash (replaces double optic headlamps).

New Espace 2007 is available to order now with competitive prices starting at £18,595 rising to £33,460.

The new class-leading diesel automatic engines will be available to order week commencing 23rd April.

With new trim levels including the perfect summer touring vehicle for the whole family, the limited edition Tech Run, Espace 2007 ensures the benchmark for the MPV sector is still just as innovative and accessible as it was when it first launched.