Welcome to RenaultAvantime.com, a site with everything you would ever want to know about this innovative car.
We have the most comprehensive collection of Avantime reviews on the web - with over 20 different reviews and roadtests! Visit our Roadtest page to read them.
The Videos page is a must, with everything from the Original TV Advert, to Documentaries by Renault themselves - and of course not forgetting the famous Top Gear 'Homemade Evo' Challenge.
The Renault Avantime was first shown as a concept in 1999, and went into production in 2001, largely unchanged externally.
When the production car appeared external changes only extended to the side rubbing strips, smaller alloy wheels and a more conventional exhaust system. However, internally there were dramatic changes. Renault dropped the unconventional concept interior and replaced it the dash board from their popular MPV, the Espace. The Avantime also borrowed the chassis and much of the electrical system from the Espace. Key features of the car included unique double hinged pillarless doors, allowing access to the front and rear seats, the worlds largest opening glass sunroof, massive 530 litre boot, 'grand air' button which simultaneously opens all windows and sunroof, choice of powerful engines (3.0 V6, 2.0 turbo) mated to a 6-speed gearbox giving a grand tourer driving style.