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2011 Renault Espace Facelift: Price & Details

Mon, 01 Nov 2010

The Renault Espace gets tweaked for 2011

The Renault Espace was the car that started the whole ‘People Carrier’ thing, and with ever improving options coming at them from every angle they need to keep the Espace fresh. So although facelift may be a bit strong for the changes Renault has made to the Espace for 2011 – it’s more a case of a quick bit of Botox in its lunch hour – changes there are.

If we tell you that the highlight of the facelift is a set of LED running lights you’ll have a fair idea of the extent of the changes for 2011. Throw in some new headlights and some gloss black trim and you’re about done for the exterior. And as far as we can tell the interior changes amount to the latest Carminet TomTom SatNav.

The engines also get a tweak in the 2011 Espace and Grand Espace to make them Euro 5 compliant. We say engines, but in truth it’s the same 2.0 litre dCi oil burner in two states of tune – 150 FAP or 175 FAP. And the default setting is the 150 FAP with a manual ‘box and the 175 FAP with an auto.

So, tiny little cosmetic changes and a set of Euro compliant engines just about sum it up for the 2011 Espace and Grand Espace. There’s just one trim level – Dynamique TomTom – which rather begs the question: Do you need a trim level if there’s only one?

Specs are pretty good on both the Espace and the Grand Espace and you can always push the boat out with goodies like directional Bi-xenons at £650, rear screen entertainment at £1500 and a huge panoramic glass roof for £1300.

On sale in November with first deliveries early 2011.

By Cars UK