2011 Renault R-Space Concept was introduced at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show ago. As the third concept, this car has been created under the direction of Laurens Van Den Acker. The R-Space Concept represents the life-cycle stage-oriented companies in the design strategy. Renault R-Space Design is very sporty and proves that this car is very sexy. The interior design is also very innovative and make an MPV capable of serving all people in this car.
“Renault R-Space Concept brings together qualities long considered opposed: family, functionality, sportiness and sensuality,” explains Axel Breun, Director of Design for Concept and Show Cars. “It answers the expectations of a large slice of our modern society.”
The new Renault R-Space is supported by three-cylinder turbocharged engine capable of producing 110 hp, 900cc petrol issued Efficient transmission Dual Cluch (EDC). This machine is modular TCE engine go round, ‘Energy ‘ TCE ‘, that Renault will from next year begin launching.
The Energy TCe Concept engine is an illustration not only of Renault’s strategy of downsizing, but also of the package of innovative fuel-saving, emissions-reducing technologies that will be introduced on the company’s next-generation engines. On the list are technologies such as direct fuel-injection, radio-frequency spark plugs, an EGR (exhaust gas recirculation) Boost system, a pulse Stop&Start system – and even a variable-displacement oil pump. In addition to work aimed at minimising internal friction, these measures have achieved a very significant reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without sacrificing performance.
The combustion system, too, has received special attention, with variable camshaft timing and the effect of the improved compact manifold integrating the turbo giving excellent acceleration response, especially at low rpm.
At the rear, the world revolves around children. This is a play space, flexible and infinitely versatile, and formed from a simple and universal shape – the cube. Twenty-seven miniature motors power an array of height-adjustable hexahedrons, allowing four settings to be programmed, from an all-flat surface, to a booster seat, a table or a random configuration (only when the vehicle is parked) for children’s games. The cube is a consistent theme in furniture design but not something one expects to come across in the world of cars: in Renault R-Space Concept’s cabin, however, it is very much in evidence – to the extent of even forming the covering for the floor and door casings.
Interior designer Alexandre Gommier explains: “To reinterpret this idea in a modern context, we provided a strong visual and functional contrast between the driver environment, where the focus is on driving pleasure, and a surprising and highly-original rear section conceived as a play space for children.”
The scene comes to view as soon as you open the double doors which, unobstructed by any central pillar, give clear access to a spectacular interior designed to trigger strong emotions from the very first glance.
In terms of interior design, the family likeness to the DeZir concept car is clearly visible at the front in the forms of the dashboard and seats. The driver enjoys a cockpit-like environment, with a section of the seemingly floating dashboard being specifically dedicated to driving functions. The interlinking movement suggested by the shaping of the front seat backrests is a return to the idea of a couple in love.
- Length: 4,250mm
- Width: 1,850mm
- Height: 1,547mm
- Ground clearance: 151mm
- Wheelbase: 2,717mm
- Front track: 1,592mm
- Rear track: 1,592mm
- Engine: Petrol, turbo, direct injection
- Power: 80kW (110hp)
- CO2 emissions: 95g/km (combined cycle)
- Peak torque: 160Nm
- Top speed: 200kph
- Transmission: Efficient Dual Clutch
- Tyres: 245 / 35 R 21
- Cd: 0.28
- Unladen weight: 1,300kg
- 0-62mph: 11 seconds
Source : http://www.autohotest.com/5470/2011-renault-rspace-concept-review/