Renault debuts its much-hyped Initiale Paris badge in Frankfurt

Renault debuts its much-hyped Initiale Paris badge in Frankfurt This week, French carmaker Renault's much-hyped Initiale Paris badge was debuted in Frankfurt; with the company taking the wraps off a new high-riding people-mover concept.

While the details of the new concept have not been officially divulged by Renault thus far, the company had - in an announcement earlier this week - said that the SUV will primarily "embody its vision of premium motoring."

The launch of the Initiale Paris badge by Renault had been speculated for quite some time now; with expectations galore that the debut of the badge will underscore a new premium sub-brand for the automaker; and will apparently take on the Citroen DS range.

Among the most recent statements that had hinted at the imminent debut of the Initiale Paris badge, Renault's design boss Laurens van den Acker had told industry paper Automotive News that a new luxury offering will soon replace the carmaker's Espace people-mover.

For the time being, the Initiale Paris concept marks the latest addition to van den Acker's `Circle of Life' concept series, which was launched with the 2010 DeZir, and currently includes the recent Twin'Run and R-Space showcars.