Renault's rival to the Citroën Spacetourer and Peugeot Traveller is pegged as a high-end shuttle, and is coming at the end of this year

The Renault Trafic Spaceclass van-based MPV has been revealed at the Cannes Film Festival. 

Renault offered the Spaceclass’s services as a shuttle for visitors to the event, months ahead of the model going on sale in Europe. It can seat up to nine people.

Renault pegs the Spaceclass as a higher-end alternative to French rivals such as the Citroën Spacetourer and Peugeot Traveller, with equipment such as individual LED reading lights, rear-passenger USB ports and 220V sockets and a 7.0in infotainment screen. 

Higher-end versions get leather upholstery, a reversing camera and pivoting seats, with range-toppers also getting a central table. These would be aimed at business users looking for a mobile office, says Renault. 

Other road-car touches over the regular utilitarian Trafic van include head and tail-lights exclusive to the model, as well as painted bumpers, metallic paint and alloy wheels. 

The majority of Spaceclasses will find their homes in taxi and chauffeur fleets, says Renault, but a small number of private buyers are also expected. 

When the model arrives in the UK later this year, it’ll be the brand’s first large MPV since the Espace left the brand’s UK model range in 2011.

Renault remains tight-lipped about engines and prices ahead of the Spaceclass's UK on-sale date in early autumn, which follows a European sales debut a month prior. The Spacetourer costs from £30,270, so Renault's positioning of the Spaceclass could put it closer to £32,000 or more.

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