Renault repositions Espace minivan as midsize SUV


According to Dataforce figures, the fifth-generation version sold just 1,135 units in Europe in 2022, compared to 2,773 units in 2021. This model debuted in his 2015 with around 21,500 units sold in Europe. The previous generation sold well over 50,000 units annually.

The Peugeot 5008, which had similar sales to the Espace in 2015, got a big boost when it was restyled as a crossover for 2017. Dataforce said it sold 46,689 units in 2017. and increased to 78,832 in 2018.

According to Dataforce, sales in the mid/large mainstream SUV segment will grow 5.8% to 524,664 units in 2022. Volkswagen ID4 EV (66,960 sales) and Skoda Kodiak (57,833). Other EV models in the top ten include Skoda Enyaq iV, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, Ford Mustang Mach-E and VW ID5. Renault and Alliance partner Nissan had no vehicles in the top ten.


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