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Our Fleet: Renault Grand Scenic dCi 110 EDC Auto review - September 2011

Renault
BIK List Price
£20,845
Renault Grand Scenic BIK list price
BIK Percentage
18%
Renault Grand Scenic BIK Percent
CO2
128g/km
Renault Grand Scenic CO2
Combined MPG
57.6
Renault Grand Scenic MPG

Review

Renault has been a very visible advertiser on the Fleet News website recently, highlighting its services in adverts that claim ‘Renault keeps your business moving’, so I thought I would check those claims out.

I braved the depths of the Sewells research library to pull out a copy of its most recent Fleet Operator Attitude Survey, in which fleets rate the performance of manufacturers and their dealer networks.

According to the 42 fleets who rated Renault, there is definitely some evidence of happier customers, particularly when it comes to levels of service received from the dealer network.

As you might expect, the picture isn’t all positive and the report identified opportunities for improvement, but it offers an encouraging picture of growing fleet confidence at a critical time for manufacturers.

My extensive driving experience has also raised very few quibbles, particularly in terms of build quality, which used to be a Renault Achilles Heel.

The gearbox, a key reason for this Renault being part of the Fleet News test fleet, is proving a mixed blessing. It is, as promised, better than an automatic, far more flexible and economical, but some of its gearchanges can be a bit on the slow side. This is most clearly illustrated when accelerating from a standstill to pull into moving traffic.

Push your foot hard on the accelerator and…the…car…seems…to…think…for….while…beforetryingtosuddentlyrushingtodeliverallitspoweratonce. By which time you may have missed the opportunity to pull out.

Driver Notes

Power
If you need power quickly, for example joining fast moving traffic from a T-junction or joining a busy roundabout where you need to take gaps as you see them, the gearbox struggles to keep up.
Top Speed
N/A
Renault Grand Scenic Top Speed
VED band
N/A
Renault Grand Scenic Ved
Fuel Type
Renault Grand Scenic Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £6,350
4 Year 80k : £4,625
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 38.30
4 Year 80k : 35.55

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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