One of the original mini MPV's the Renault Scenic has proved its worth as a people carrier with style and comfort and with this facelift third generation model it's clearly cemented its place in the market. The Scenic is the five seater version with a large range of efficient petrol and diesel engines, a generous amount equipment and accessories also come with it, to make driving the Scenic a real sensory experience that you'll not want to stop driving.
The Renault Scenic gained the signature new style grille and enlarged Renault badge with its redesign in 2013, a sharp and sleek look doesn't just stop at the front end, dynamic lines lead the eye over the bodywork and adds effortless road presence. Its raised ride height offers excellent visibility, great handling and a smooth ride are delivered by engineering supplied by the technology from the Megane. There are a large number of engines to choose from, the 1.6 ENERGY dCi diesel, offers a great balance of performance, efficiency and fuel economy. The EDC (Efficient Dual Clutch) transmission brings an automatic gear box to the Scenic with the fuel efficiency, performance and reactivity of a manual.
Space and passenger comfort are the essence of an MPV and the Scenic lives up to what you'd expect and quite frankly excels. The boot space offers 522 litres but with the back seats removed this increases to a staggering 1,837 litres and a flat load lip allows for easy loading of heavy and oversized objects. There are lots of handy storage solutions in the front and rear, including underfloor compartments, large door pockets and storage beneath the front seats. The dashboard is laid out ergonomically and controls are within easy reach. The driver's seat is easy to find a comfortable driving position with multi adjustments and rake and reach adjustments to the steering wheel. Wind and road noise are minimal and the suspension delivers a smooth and comfortable ride.
The Scenic is brimming with equipment as standard and technologies to keep all passengers happy. All trim levels come with air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, cruise control, auto headlamps and wipers, keyless entry and sat nav. Dynamique models offer the R-Link multi-media system which and is based around a fully integrated tablet with a seven-inch colour touchscreen mounted in the centre of the dash, that enables voice recognition, email access when stationary, a photo and video viewer, software to help with eco driving and TomTom with live traffic service.
Bi-Xenon headlights emit a similar light to daylight, illuminating bends in the road better at night, anti locking brakes work seamlessly with the electronic stability program, helping you maintain control at all times. The Scenic has a full set of airbags and side impact sensors and the Renault Fix4Sure seatbelt system stops occupants sliding underneath the seat belt reducing the risk of serious injury. Anti-whiplash head restraints adjust in height and angle to keep your head and neck protected. Safety is of course paramount and these features enforce Renaults commitment to providing the reassurance that you'd expect.