a daring coupespace
After inventing the MPV with Espace, and popularizing the compact MPV with Scénic, Renault unveiled a new concept, which would be the first Coupespace. It was called Avantime.
Designed by Thierry Metroz at the Renault design centre and produced at Matra in Romorantin, Avantime first took the form of an innovative concept car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 1999. The standard version was produced starting in 2001. Renault Avantime combined the characteristics of a coupe and an MPV.
Head this way to listen to the sounds of Avantime, the model that’s ahead of its time (as it name suggests).
On the exterior, Avantime stood out with its roof in a different colour from that of the bodywork, a very curved rear window, its large roof entirely glazed, as well as large, wide doors, characteristic of coupés. These vehicles had very sophisticated opening kinematics and had no window frames. There was also no central pillar between the front and rear windows, thereby producing a continuity effect.
UP TO 210 HP
UP TO 210 HP
- Performance and engine
4 cylinders Petrol and Diesel + V6 petrol
1998 to 2946 cc
150 to 210 hp
from 195 to 220 kph
- dimensionsLength 4,64 mWidth 1,83 mHeight 1 ,63 m
coupespace: single body with only two side doors and a tailgate