The other day in laredo on mexico side I saw the new ford van traffic it's called I guess wow very nice setup and silent you couldnt even tell it was running and diesel I talked to the driver and he said he drives all over the city all day and spends $35 us in diesel so not to bad .
You are aware that the espace was a UK design based on the Caravan?
As for Renualt being years ahead, I would concede that point in comparison to any American company, mainly because we have no style left.
Case in point - Avantime
Citreon is another company that can show us a bit more about styling.
In Mexico, the transit has been on the market for a while. The 2.2 CDI engine (the same one that is in the EU focus that gets 60 plus MPG) is a good engine and amazing with the 5 and 6 speed transmissions. WE may not see it until 2012, so far Ford keeps saying it will be here but they keep finding issues with the marketing of it.