Arriving in the UK this December, the fourth-generation Renault Scenic MPV will start from £21,445 on-the-road for the 5-seater and £23,375 for the 7-seater.
Both models are offered in four trim levels – Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature Nav. From launch there will be a choice of five engines on offer – two Energy TCe turbocharged petrol options with capacities and power outputs of 1.2-litre/115hp (manual only) and 1.2-litre/130hp (manual only). The turbodiesel alternatives are a 1.5-litre dCi 110 unit (manual or EDC), a 1.6-litre dCi 130 engine (manual only) or a 1.5-litre dCi 160 engine (EDC only).
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We attended the UK debut of the new Renault Scenic earlier this year at Clerkenwell Design Week - check out our video below:
From Spring 2017, Renault’s ‘Hybrid Assist’ engine electrification technology will be available with the dCi 110 diesel unit, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The electric motor is powered by a 48-volt battery which takes over some of the work of the internal combustion engine to provide low fuel consumption and CO2 emissions without compromising the driving performance. During deceleration, the Motor Generation Unit recovers energy for use by the electrical system and for storing in an independent battery. It also serves as a 10kW motor which works with the internal combustion engine when the driver re-accelerates. Hybrid Assist allows fuel consumption and CO2 emissions to be reduced by approximately 8 to 10 per cent in comparison with the standard dCi 110 engine. The Hybrid Assist versions will have class-leading emissions of 92 g/km of CO2 and NEDC (combined) economy of 80.7mpg says Renault.
An Efficient Dual Clutch (EDC) six-speed automatic gearbox is available with the dCi 110 and dCi 160 engines. The dCi 110 EDC Automatic provides emissions as low as 104 g/km of CO2, compared to 100 g/km of CO2 for the manual version. The dCi 160 EDC Automatic offers 118 g/km of CO2.
Thanks to the engine’s Stop&Start system, which is standard on all models, the availability of a double-clutch EDC transmission, an ECO driving mode and standard brake energy recovery, the five engines and two transmissions from launch offer fuel economy of up to 72.4mpg (NEDC Combined), with CO2 emissions as low as 100g/km.
Renault says the Scenic offers a host of ‘unique-in-class safety features and technologies usually associated with the segment above’ and is the only vehicles in the class to receive the Active Emergency Braking System (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection as standard.
Featuring Renault’s design language with a C-shaped front lighting signature and running on 'unique and innovative’ 20-inch wheels, entry-level technology features include a Visio active safety system providing Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High/Low Beam headlamps as well as electronic parking brake, LED daytime running lights, roof rails (Grand Scenic only), automatic dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, electrically adjustable heated and folding door mirrors, as well as a F1-style integrated fuel filler whereby the cap is a part of the fuel flap for ease of refuelling.
A leather steering wheel, 4 x 20W DAB radio with fingertip controls and an AUX input with Bluetooth connectivity and a seven-inch touchscreen are fitted to every version. As is cruise control, speed limiter, a two-way adjustable steering column, height adjustable driver seat, gear-shift indicator and a 12-volt front socket are all standard from Expression+ trim level.
The five-seat Scenic has a best-in-class boot volume of 572-litres with all seats in the upright position, whilst the seven-seater has a boot volume of 596-litres when configured with the rearmost two seats down.
Dynamique Nav - from £22,945 OTR (£24,875 Grand Scenic) - adds further driver aids such as front and rear parking sensors, fatigue alert which monitors steering control to detect tiredness and alerts the driver to take a break; and handsfree keycard with walkaway lock and welcome functionality. On the inside, the Dynamique Nav gains a sliding centre console with 13-litres of storage with four USB ports and AUX input shared between front and rear passengers, Arkamys 3D Sound 4x35W DAB radio and a seven-inch touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system providing satellite navigation with live traffic updates and Western European mapping.
The Dynamique S Nav starts at £24,945 and £26,875 OTR and provides ‘unique-in-segment’ features such as an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen housing the R-Link2 multimedia system and a head-up colour display, rear parking camera, panoramic glass roof with electric sunblind, electrochrome rearview mirror, extra tinted windows to the rear and tailgate and, standard on dCi 160 EDC Automatic versions only, a BOSE 11-speaker sound system.
The range-topping Signature Nav costs from £26,445 up to £30,645 OTR (5-seater) and £28,375 to £32,445 OTR (7-seater) and features Carbon Black leather upholstery with Nappa leather steering wheel, electrically-operated height and lumbar adjustment to driver and front passenger seats with a courtesy function, driver’s seat position memory function, full LED headlights with ‘See Me Home’ function and front fog lights with cornering function.
UK ordering opens on 1st December, with customer deliveries arriving later that month.