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Renault Scenic wins top Motability award

THE Renault Megane Scenic won the Motor Manufacturer Award at the first Fleet Show Motability Awards, held at the National Motorcycle Museum and attended by about 360 people. But, while acknowledging that no single vehicle could meet everyone's needs, Motability director Noel Muddiman said: 'Manufacturers don't design vehicles with the elderly and disabled in mind.

'Japanese manufacturers are starting to recognise the demographic trend that, within the next seven years, 30% of the motoring public will either be over 60 or disabled. All manufacturers must recognise that trend. Renault with the Scenic and Espace has made the industry sit up and take notice but other manufacturers must look at the needs of the wider market.'

The Renault Scenic won the Motor Manufacturer Award ahead of the Vauxhall Astra estate. It has a higher entry seat than most vehicles, making it easier for a disabled driver or passenger to get in or out.

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