Renault Grand Scenic
From Renault press: New Grand Scénic builds on the strengths that forged the success of the first two generations of Scénic to deliver even more cabin space and greater comfort for its occupants, as well as saloon car-standard handling. It also benefits from the experience of Renault’s Douai plant in the production of compact MPVs, since the French site is the long-standing factory for Scénic.
New Grand Scénic’s proportions and large glazed area (ranging from 3.60 square metres to 5.10 square metres with the panoramic opening sunroof) suggest vast cabin space and travelling comfort. The boomerang-shaped rear lights form a high-tech, signature ‘curtain’ of light which is unique to New Grand Scénic. Their lines extend forward and continue along the flanks via the character line which gives the side view dynamic appeal, a sensation accentuated by the sloping roofline and rake of the rear screen.
New Grand Scénic marks a styling upgrade, including chrome grille, foglamp back plates and door handles, gloss black centre-pillars, chrome tailgate trimming and body-colour side protective mouldings.
In addition to its robust styling, New Grand Scénic’s high quality fit, finish and materials, while the sense of robustness and quality is further expressed by the curves of the front wings and by the muscular shoulders. Its wide front and rear track (1,536mm front; 1,539mm rear) ensure that New Grand Scénic sits squarely on the road. Its proportions, belt-line and large door panels convey a reassuring protective feel. This combination of fluid lines and generous forms also puts the way light reflects off the bodywork to maximum effect in the case of those versions with metallic paint, the range of which has been extended to include the all-new Moka Brown body colour.
Particular attention has been paid to perfecting the fit and finish of the body panels (between the windscreen pillars and the front wings, for example). The front and rear bumpers discreetly incorporate parking proximity sensors, while special attention has been paid to the inner door frames. Carrying over a technique already seen on New Mégane Hatchback and New Mégane Coupé, New Grand Scénic’s roof is brazed to the body sides using a laser welding which eliminates the need for roof trimming.
The interior styling, based on fluid lines and the driving environment, is particularly uncluttered, with wave-like forms for the dashboard and controls either clustered around the steering wheel or housed on the centre console to free up as much cabin space as possible for occupants.
Special care has also been taken in the choice of materials – including the soft-touch dashboard – and interior assembly quality from New Grand Scénic’s first equipment level upwards. Windscreen wipers are concealed beneath the bonnet line, essentially for aesthetic reasons, although this has also benefited acoustic performance and aerodynamic efficiency.
A range of interior trims enables different equipment levels to feature their own particular ambience, allowing customers to choose between bright, elegant or relaxed hues, while a darker, sportier finish is also available.
The robust, dynamic styling of the New Mégane family promises first class travelling comfort and handling.