Renault Scenic XMODTue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800
In a move that marks the huge shift in interest from MPVs and minivans to SUVs, the definitive ‘mini-MPV' Renault Scenic has been rehashed and reborn as a pseudo off-roader.
The addition of unpainted bumpers and lower body cladding, along with some metallic-effect details is a clear attempt to stem the flood of buyers choosing cars such as the Nissan Qashquai. It may be little more than an Allroad-style makeover rather than a new format but it speaks volumes in terms of how the family car market has shifted and not only in Europe.
This realignment also coincides with a facelift to bring the Scenic in-line with Laurens van den Acker's new design language with an ever-larger Renault diamond set into a gloss back surround, with a horizontal chrome mustache and LED running lamps set with the lower fog lamps.
Inside the Scenic now features the R-Link touchscreen system first seen in the Clio as well as an updated TFT gauge pack.
The 7-seat Grand Scenic continues as an MPV without the rugged addenda.Full Renault Scenic XMOD gallery>
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