Renault has released interior images and specification for its new Scenic.
The model sits on large 20-inch wheels – standard fitment across the range – and the vehicle design includes a lower roof line, longer wheelbase and shorter rear overhang compared with those of its predecessor.
The tyres include a sidewall height of 107mm to ensure ride comfort is retained.
Two roof colours are available, as a function of the selected body colour – either black metallic or grey metallic.
The One Touch Folding system, operated, depending on version, by a tap on the R-LINK 2 screen or by activating a switch in the boot, automatically folds away the rear seats to provide a flat floor configuration; providing easy access to an optimised carrying space. As in the Scénic 3, the front passenger seat back of certain versions can be tipped forward to form a small table. In all versions, the two parts of the 60/40-split second-row seat slide independently.
The sliding centre console – a key feature of the Scenic – has evolved so as to cater to the new requirements of both front and rear passengers, providing up to 13 litres of storage capacity. The front part of the console offers a lit stowage area protected by a sliding cover, plus an integrated armrest, underneath which can be found charging and connection points for front occupants. Rear passengers have access to two USB ports, an audio jack socket, a 12V socket and their own dedicated storage space.
The Easy Life drawer, another feature drawn from the new Espace, faces the front passenger seat and offers a storage area of 11.5 litres. That’s three litres more than a conventional glove box. Lit and chilled, it opens via an electronic sensor and automatically locks when the vehicle stops. The car retains the four underfloor compartments that have always been particularly appreciated by families.
The car offers AEBS (Active Emergency Braking System) with Pedestrian Detection fitted as standard. Also included is lane keeping assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Safe Distance Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed Prevention (TSR with OSP); Blind Spot Warning (BSW), reversing camera; automatic dipped and main beam headlights (AHL); front, rear and side parking sensors; and Easy Park Assist (hands-free parking).
Before the end of 2016, the new SCENIC will be available with the Hybrid Assist electric option for its Energy dCi 110 diesel engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. This system recovers energy during deceleration and braking.
The car will be offered with six diesel engine options and two petrol alternatives:
- The Energy dCi 95 with a six-speed manual gearbox
- The Energy dCi 110 with a six-speed manual gearbox
- The Energy dCi 110 Hybrid Assist with a six-speed manual gearbox
- The Energy dCi 110 with EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) seven-speed automatic transmission
- The Energy dCi 130 with a six-speed manual gearbox
- The Energy dCi 160 with EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) six-speed automatic transmission
- The Energy TCe 115 with a six-speed manual gearbox
- The Energy TCe 130 with a six-speed manual gearbox
A seven-seat Grand Scenic version will be unveiled in the summer, with both versions on sale in the UK this winter.