First images of Renault’s Initiale concept

Full sneak peek images of the Renault Initiale concept hit the web.

Renault is in the midst of a big push for a much more premium motoring feel with its vehicles. This means plusher interiors, swoopier lines, bigger wheels, and much stronger visual presence on the road.

Slathered in purple paint, the car pictured above is the sixth example of Renault chief designer Laurens van den Acker's 'Circle of Life' design series, which began in 2010, and is believed to preview the next-gen Renault Espace.

Up front, the Initiale is classic Renault. The rest of the lines diverge a bit from the norm. The rear doors, for instance, are rear hinging suicide style doors. These fancy rear doors, however, aren't likely to be included in the production model. The concept also features a high belt like and a long, thin greenhouse.

Intriguingly, the designer carried the honeycomb-like air intake grille pattern down the side of the car at the bottom of the doors. It is also repeated in the rear beneath the hatch and also hinted at in the spokes of the rims.

According to an Autocar report, Renault says the Initiale concept displays its vision of premium motoring, which is expected to hit the road in 2014.

We'll be live in Frankfurt reporting on the official reveal of the Initiale and much more so be sure to check back next week for our coverage.

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