​New look Renault Scénic ready for 2016 reveal​

Late 2016 will signal the arrival of yet another refreshed Renault model in the shape of the new Scénic MPV. Teaser images have appeared in the motoring press showing a chunky, SUV-like look for the model, which spy shots seem to confirm.

We will get to see the finished product at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016, but brand chiefs have already hinted at what is to come. Speaking to motoring publication Auto Express at the Frankfurt auto show back in September 2015, Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker commented that the new Scénic needed to “make parents fall in love again” with its “sensuous and voluptuous” design.

The first hints of the car’s final form suggest that Renault has done just that. They show a sleeker shape with curving panels and more defined lines. The lower half of the car draws inspiration from burlier crossover models, and at the front there are arrowed headlamps plus an enlarged badge as seen on the Renault Kadjar. The rear lights are strikingly similar to the Mégane’s, while the slim A-pillars and sweeping windscreen are features found on the rivalling Citroën C4 Picasso.

Van den Acker has said that the use of familiar features is to “make sure that Renaults are recognised in all markets”, and that the Scénic and Grand Scénic will be markedly different. The seven-seat Grand Scénic will be taller than the five-seat Scénic and fill the gap left by the Espace.

The interior should share similarities with the Mégane, such as a large tablet-like touchscreen display on the centre column. A head-up display is likely to feature in range-topping models, and every variant will offer a higher quality fit and finish. Greater interior space and more efficient powertrains, taken from the Mégane, are also expected to complete the revisions.

Read about updates to the incoming Scénic and Grand Scénic first with Toomey Renault Basildon. To enquire, please contact the team directly.

Van den Acker has said that the use of familiar features is to “make sure that Renaults are recognised in all markets”, and that the Scénic and Grand Scénic will be markedly different. The seven-seat Grand Scénic will be taller than the five-seat Scénic and fill the gap left by the Espace. 

The interior should share similarities with the Mégane, such as a large tablet-like touchscreen display on the centre column. A head-up display is likely to feature in range-topping models, and every variant will offer a higher quality fit and finish. Greater interior space and more efficient powertrains, taken from the Mégane, are also expected to complete the revisions. 

Read about updates to the incoming Scénic and Grand Scénic first with Toomey Renault Basildon. To enquire, please contact the team directly.