20. Renault Avantime
Enjoying the success of the Espace minivan gave Renault the chance to explore the concept. They wanted to try something new and interesting in the typically French way. Renault saw that buyers of the Espace minivan were leaning towards the more powerful and luxurious versions over the baseline models. So their managers thought they should offer a luxury minivan to the most discriminating buyers.
Renault created a unique minivan coupe named the Avantime, revealing it in 2001. The Avantime was the answer to a question nobody asked, so car buyers received it with mixed reviews. It was also quite expensive and came with only the most powerful engines and a high level of standard equipment. Although the Avantime was a chic and interesting car, it failed to attract customers. Renault discontinued the model after only two years, producing a little over 8,000 of them.