Why the first Renault Espace was brilliant

Today, the MPV has almost been swallowed up by the SUV and the crossover. How different it was at the beginning of the eighties, when the MPV had yet to be invented! One of the pioneers in this area is Renault, although the credit for the first MPV does not go to that brand.

Which brand finally had the first MPV? That is a regularly recurring question. In fact, you should immediately examine the definition MPV. The abbreviation stands for Multi Purpose Vehicle. That versatility is a quality that you could also attribute to a station wagon, hatchback or all-terrain vehicle. Are they also widely applicable? Anyway, with the term MPV we think of a kind of small bus with five or seven seats and a high entry. And when we think of MPVs, we quickly think of the Renault Espace and the Chrysler Voyager, two fledgling representatives of their kind. But then we have the Mitsubishi Space ÂWagon (1983), the Nissan Prairie (1981) and the Honda Civic Shuttle…

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Source: AutoWeek by www.autoweek.nl.

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