Renault revamps Scenic range for 2012

Following a cut to its model range, including the Renault Kangoo MPV, Renault has revamped the Scenic and the larger Grand Scenic as its only people carrier offering in the UK.

The new models build on the already established status of the classic Scenic and Grand Scenic, which are two of Renault’s best-selling models in the UK.

These new models have been labelled the ‘Scenic and Grand Scenic collection 2012’ and will include new interior and exterior designs, as well as new engines.

Cosmetic changes include a new and revised front end with a slightly sportier shaped bumper, and inside there are new cabin trims, which also includes new upholstery finishes.The new Scenic models are also the first to feature Renault’s new lane-departure system and hill-start assist.

In terms of powertrain the new Scenic range includes the Energy TCe 115, which is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, and an Energy dCi 110, a 1.5-litre diesel. The new petrol engine produces 115hp and 190Nm of torque, whereas the new diesel produces 110hp and 260Nm of torque.

The latter is the most efficient in the new engine range and returns up to 68.9mpg as Renault targets the cost-conscious family market with the spacious MPVs.

Prices for the new Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic collection are to be announced within the next few weeks.

The new Scenic and Grand Scenic will head up a three-strong range of Renault cars in the UK in 2012 including the Renault Megane and the all-new Renault Clio, which will be revealed in March.

Renault vehicles are available from Perry’s Aylesbury dealership.