Renault Espace Odyssey

Renault Espace Expression With Dynamique Pack

Renault Espace

  • Espace sales up 98% in first six months of 2004
  • New Expression with Dynamique Pack, prices starting at £21,995
  • Wins ‘Large MPV’ category - British Insurance Car Security Awards 2004
  • Espace PCP offer
  • New portable DVD system
The Renault Espace success story just keeps getting better and better. Having just hit the one million production mark in its twentieth anniversary year, sales of the fourth generation Espace and Grand Espace continue to go into orbit, with sales in the first six months this year up by 98% compared to the same period in 2003 - 2681 compared to 1351.

Part of this rise might be attributable to the latest generation Espace going on sale in the UK in February last year, but two other key factors in this runaway sales success are no doubt the Espace’s unrivalled safety performance in the independent Euro NCAP crash tests and its luxury car rivalling refinement and performance from V6 diesel and petrol engines and its subsequently strong residual values.

Following stern examination in June 2003, the Espace IV was awarded a maximum five-star rating but also obtained the highest score ever in Euro NCAP testing, with 35.11 points out of a total 37. With such a high score not only is the Espace the safest MPV, it’s also the safest car money can buy today.

In addition to its class-leading safety features, the Espace range also has some of the finest residual values in the large MPV class, for example, the Expression 2.2 dCi maintains 73% of its value after 20,000 miles or 12 months and 40% after 60,000 miles or three years, while the Privilège 2.2 dCi holds 72% and 40% over the same periods. Rivals such as the Ford Galaxy Ghia 1.9 tdi 130 and Peugeot 807 Executive 2.2 can only manage 60% each after 12 months, with 35% and 34% respectively over the same three year period according to CAP Monitor.

New mid-range model for Europe’s best-selling MPV – Expression with Dynamique Pack

The best-selling version of the Espace range is the high-spec Privilège, so Renault is now targeting the medium price band of the large MPV market with its latest offering - Espace Expression with Dynamique Pack, with prices starting at £21,995.

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Published 17 July 2004 Melanie Carter

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