Renault has introduced the all-new Grand Scenic MPV which will be offered in both five- and seven-seat versions.

With the new Scenic, Renault proved people carriers don’t necessarily have to be boring and now the Grand Scenic comes to reconfirm MPVs can look pretty sweet. There’s not much to talk about in terms of design as the larger version has essentially the same design both inside and out. Compared to the model is about to replace, the new Grand Scenic is substantially larger, with 75 mm of extra length, 20 mm additional width, 15 mm increased height, and a 35 mm more generous wheelbase that now measures 2.8 meters.

As it’s the case with the five-seat-only Scenic, the bigger Grand Scenic will be sold with standard 20-inch alloy wheels across the entire range. Renault has made the GC look more like a crossover than a conventional MPV and has given it an extra 30 mm of ground clearance, now standing at 160 mm.

Thanks to the substantially bigger footprint, the new Grand Scenic has a cargo capacity of 718dm3 VDA (equivalent to 765 liters) in the five-seat version, representing a 40-liter increase. If the rear seats are pushed fully forward, the available space grows to a massive 866dm3 VDA. That’s not all, throughout the cabin there are numerous cubby spaces providing an extra 63 liters of storage for all of your miscellaneous items.

Unsurprisingly, power will come from the same array of turbocharged gasoline and diesel engines found in the regular Scenic, so buyers will have to pick from the following units:

  • Energy TCe 115, six-speed manual gearbox dCi 110 Hybrid Assist, manual six-speed gearbox;
  • Energy TCe 130, six-speed manual gearbox;
  • Energy dCi 110, manual six-speed gearbox;
  • Energy dCi 110 EDC, seven-speed dual clutch EDC transmission;
  • Energy dCi 130, six-speed manual gearbox Energy dCi 160 EDC, six-speed dual-clutch EDC transmission.

As far as the interior is concerned, it will pack the now familiar R-Link 2 infotainment system with a portrait-styled 8.7-inch touchscreen display and there will also a Bose surround sound system like in the Espace and Talisman.

On the safety side, Renault will offer the 2016 Grand Scenic with a lane keeping assist system and fatigue detection warning, while active emergency braking (with pedestrian detection) will also be available.

Both the new Scenic and Grand Scenic are scheduled to go on sale before the end of the year.

Source: Renault

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