The New Scenic and Grand Scenic
Twenty years after inventing the world’s first compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) with the Scénic – which has since sold to the tune of almost five million units and which was named European Car of the Year in 1997 – Renault has completely overhauled its offering in this segment with the fourth generation of its iconic model.
Unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 2016 in its short version – with the long version appearing two months later – the thoroughly ground-breaking design of the new SCENIC compared with previous-generation versions is the very last word in seductive appeal.
At the same time, the new SCENIC carries over the hallmarks that helped to forge its success, namely versatility, space, user-friendliness and travelling enjoyment.
The new SCENIC stands out as a game-changer in the realm of MPVs as a vehicle that is uncompromisingly desirable, practical, efficient and high-tech, while also meeting the needs of families:
Desirable in terms of its svelte yet powerful silhouette, its head-turning two-tone colour scheme and the fitment of large 20-inch wheels as standard across the range – a global first for the segment,
Practical, thanks to the biggest stowage capacity and boot space in its class*,
Efficient, courtesy of a broad range of powerplants comprising six diesels and two petrol engines, with the core-range diesel version incorporating Renault’s new Hybrid Assist technology,
High-tech thanks to a raft of driving aids and other features, such as its Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection – a standard feature across all equipment levels.
In both its short and long guises, the fourth-generation SCENIC is firmly focused on winning over loyal owners of its three previous generations who have long been drawn by the innovative features of the model which introduced the first sliding centre console. At the same time, its striking design and performance credentials are poised to attract new customers.
The new SCENIC is targeting private buyers as well as companies in search of a competitive total cost of ownership.