Kings family vehicles in the 2000s, the compact MPV, have since lost a lot of ground to crossovers. Their practicality unmatched always was not enough to look the great face of these false fighters, more rewarding than cattle “for Dad. “To get out of the game in this segment in decline, we must renew the genre.
Three years after a C4 Picasso II to the original lines and manicured interior, it is the turn of Renault Scénic invented this segment in 1996 and still the most sold in France, despite seven years of the current model, s ‘harness it to launch its fourth generation at the Geneva show. As expected, it drew inspiration from the R-Space concept in 2011 and therefore offers an unexpected dynamism in the category with beveled side windows, a panoramic windscreen as the amount split on space, a roof distinct color (black or gray) but also astonishing 20 “wheels specially developed to accommodate high flat tires and thus strengthen personable without compromising comfort (equivalent to that provided by Renault with rims 17” standard).
Behind a look evoking the Capture and Qajar, the influence of space , officially became a crossover, is also sensitive vertically with a ground clearance of 4 cm in height but increasing only 1 cm in total (1 65 m). Metamorphosed, the Scénic (for now unveiled five seats short Version) is 4 cm in length (4.41 m), 2 cm in width (1.86 m, is the most imposing stature of the category), on a wheelbase increased by 3 cm (2.73 m).
The interior contains the configuration étrennée by Space, Talisman, and Mégane around a large touch pad 8.7 inches. The modularity of the Scénic III, behind a generation with its removable seats (16 kg each) is only a bad memory and the seats of the second row now form a flat floor when folded. This will presumably pay a lower maximum volume configuration in two places as suggested by the unfortunate omission by Renault this information in its statement also very comprehensive. Five seats, the trunk nevertheless rose slightly to 572 l (26 l) to be among the best in the category. Renault also kept Annexes storage: 63 liters in total in the cockpit, including 11.5-liter glove box drawer so borrowed again to space, and four doors on the floor.
Under the hood, we find most of the Megane engine, a Hybrid Assist version with energy recovery during braking (end 2016).Energy dCi 95 with 6-speed manual
- Energy dCi 110 with manual 6-speed gearbox
- Energy dCi 110 Hybrid Assist with 6-speed manual
- Energy dCi 110 with dual-clutch automatic transmission EDC 7 speed
- Energy dCi 130 with manual transmission six-speed
- Energy dCi 160 with dual-clutch automatic transmission 6-speed EDC
- Energy Tce 115 with 6-speed manual transmission
- Energy Tce 130 with 6-speed manual
In terms of embedded technology, we also find here the bloated staffing Space, Talisman and Mégane, including the driving mode switch, the head-up display, adaptive control, emergency brake active (with pedestrian detection) , automatic high beam, the parking “hands free”, rearview camera and, for the first time at Renault, assistance to remain in the queue and the fatigue detection alert.