It is believed to take many of its styling cues from the futuristic Ellypse concept car, shown recently at the Paris motor show. Revealing the addition to Renault's “monospace” family, Philippe Talou-Derible, MD of Renault UK, says: “The Clio MPV will give us fantastic coverage in the sector.”
In Britain it will create a Renault MPV price range from about £9000 for the Clio people-carrier to the £35,000 V6, 3.5-litre long-wheelbase Grand Espace.
On mainland Europe, the Renault MPV line-up extends to the pioneering Twingo, which is due to be replaced in 2004, although Talou-Derible said no decision had been made on if the car would be imported into the UK. The non-Twingo British choice will involve Clio, Megane Scenic, Kangoo and Espace.
Another addition to the Renault family will be a “stand alone” sports utility vehicle. This follows the decision not to replace the crossover MPV/SUV four-wheel-drive RX4 Megane Scenic variant.