Blog: Disney, Avantimes and Concorde
Dave Leggett | 3 November 2003
Driving south from Calais on the Autoroute to Paris I caught sight of a couple of Renault Avantimes. Quite against expectations they've grown on me, I must say. In my opinion, they look cool and stand out in the traffic, but are visually distinctive in a good way (unlike, I'm sorry to say, its Vel Satis relation). I had a definite 'Concorde feeling' over the Avantime. Maybe it was ahead of its time and Europe's just not ready for a luxury coupe/MPV crossover like that yet. Car companies have to make money of course but Avantime orders actually picked up just before Matra finally stopped making it. Alas, it was too late to save the car. But, unlike the supersonic airliner, you'll at least still be able to see Avantimes in active service for many years to come.
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