Renault has used this year’s Geneva Auto Show as an opportunity to unveil its fourth-generation Scenic. The new Scenic draws design inspiration from crossovers and SUVs as Renault look to fight back against the decline in MPV sales.
Renault expressed their desire to appeal to more image-conscious car buyers; made evident by the Scenic’s new trendier exterior design features. The new muscular body and 20 inch wheels help bridge the gap between the increasingly popular crossover segment and the predictably barebones look expected of MPV vehicles.
The French manufacturer has always been generous with equipment levels and the new Scenic is no exception. All models will include two USB charging ports for handheld devices such as mobile phones and iPads, with the more premium specifications featuring two digital displays. An 8.7inch touchscreen will be the centrepiece of the dashboard, while a 7 inch display will replace traditional analogue dials behind the steering wheel.
Diesels make up the bulk of the engine options, with two petrol options also available. The diesel engines are expected to be powered between 94bhp and 158bhp; the petrol offerings will produce between 113bhp and 128bhp. In addition to the standard diesel engines, Renault is also expected to include a ‘Hybrid Assist’ option, which may be able to return 70mpg combined.