New Car: 2012 Renault Scenic

Renault has released the first pictures and details of its updated Scenic and Grand Scenic, with more efficient engines and some hi-tech equipment amongst the upgrades.

Changes to the exterior aren’t too drastic, but the headlights and front bumper have been slightly redesigned and there’s now the option of LED daytime running lights too. It’s a similar story at the rear, with tweaked lights and a reshaped bumper.

The big news underneath the bonnet concerns the new efficient range of Energy engines. Most impressive of all is the 1.6-litre Energy dCi, which produces 109bhp but just 105g/km of CO2 and can return up to 69mpg. A more powerful 128bhp version of this engine is also available claiming figures of 115g/km and 64mpg respectively.

A turbocharged 114bhp 1.2-litre four-cylinder petrol engine replaces the old 109bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine in the range. It emits 135g/km and reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent over the old unit.

Standard and optional equipment have both been improved, and all Scenic models now come with hill start assist whatever the trim level. Renault’s Visio system debuts on the Scenic as an optional extra, and includes lane departure warning and an automatic headlight function.

Renault hasn’t yet announced UK pricing or availability for the updated Scenic and Grand Scenic models but expect it to go on sale at the beginning of next year with a slightly inflated price-tag compared to the current car. For more details click here.
Thanks to: Auto Express


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