Renault boss Patrick Pelata has admitted that the next Espace has been put on hold because the company is worried that the proposed replacement “wasn’t modern enough”.
“The project we have is not mind-blowing enough,” Pelata admitted to Autocar. “Maybe the Espace is no longer feasible and not going to work. We are currently asking ourselves, 'What will customers really want in 2013?'”
It's believed that Renault bosses are currently debating the future of all large cars, and it is unlikely that the company will replace any of its models larger that the new Grand Scenic, which is due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show next week.
Senior Renault bosses are rumoured to be extremely unhappy with the way that the new Laguna has performed; there has already been speculation that it may suffer an early demise and not be replaced.