Renault will withdraw from sale minivan EspaceMay 14, 2020
The European class of minivans will soon completely disappear, since none of the remaining models in it will acquire an heir. Today it was reported that Renault will reduce Espace as part of its cost optimization program.
Renault Espace of the current fifth generation in the fall of 2019 received an update, and the French company, in theory, should already be working hard on the new model, but it will not be. Four informed sources at once told Reuters that Espace would soon be struck out of the Renault product line as delivering poor sales results and a futile model.
A year ago, according to CarSalesBase, demand for Espace in Europe fell by 18% to 9,744 units, however, the class leader – Seat Alhambra – also does not show off: only 23,840 units were sold. In March, it was found out that Alhambra production was terminated ahead of schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not be resumed, and the soplatform VW Sharan will last on the assembly line until the end of the year.
The slow elimination of the MPV class, which was considered very promising in the 80s and 90s, was launched already in the 21st century amid the growing popularity of the SUV segment (SUVs and crossovers), and the coronavirus simply accelerated the approach of the end.
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