Renault Avantime, 2002. Designed by Patrick Le Quément and built by Matra, the Avantime was first shown as a concept in 1999 as the Coupéspace. A bold attempt to establish a new market niche for a grand touring MPV coupé, but disappointing sales saw production halt after two years and 8557 units. The Avantime was not replaced. It was the last car made by Matra, which was absorbed by the Lagardère Group