Despite the arguable mismatch between Renault’s concept in combining the space of an MPV with the ‘four-place’ pillarless qualities of a coupe and how the firm executed the final product, there are many positives to take from the Avantime.
It’s rare, cool, really rather clever in terms of its engineering – providing simple solutions to some challenging problems – and most of all interesting. It’s got character. That might be a synonym for flaws, but it’s all the better for it. It’s a true guilty pleasure.