Fourth-generation Scénic revamped

Twenty years after inventing the world’s first compact MPV with the Scénic — which has since sold five million units and was named European Car of the Year in 1997 — Renault has completely overhauled its offering in the segment with the fourth generation of its iconic model.

Some 22,000 of them have been sold in Ireland since 1996 and Renault says the all-new Scenic is in dealerships now, while the Grand Scenic will hit dealerships in mid-January with pricing from €26,000 for the Scenic and €28,400 for the Grand Scenic.

Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, and based on 2011’s R-Space concept, the All-New Scénic and All-New Grand Scénic receive 20-inch wheels as standard across the range — unique in its segment and aiding its ground-breaking design.

The five-seat Scénic and the seven-seat Grand Scénic will be available with an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen which is another segment-first, Multisense technology which enables the driver to alter the driving setup and cabin ambience and One-Touch Folding rear seats — controllable from the boot or dash via the R-Link system — which make it easier and quicker than ever to fold rear seats flat to transport larger items. The Scénic also employs a number of high-end technologies and safety features drawn from the segment above, many of which are standard across the range such as Automatic Electronic Braking System (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and automatic high/low beam.

A range of efficient petrol and diesel engines is available from launch, with emissions as low as 100 g/km.

Again, we will have more in due course.


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