'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.