Renault Scenic cuts the cost of family motoringPricing and specification revealed for new Scenic
05 June 2009
Renault has announced prices and spec for its all-new Scénic MPV – and it’s up to £2,060 less than the old version.
The Scénic is a smaller, five-seater relative of the Renault Grand Scénic, details of which were confirmed last month.
There are five trim levels – Extreme, Expression, Dynamique, TomTom Edition and Privilège – and eight launch engines, making for a total of 28 different versions.
Air-con and ESC standard
All models, including the entry-level Extreme, come with air conditioning, six airbags, electronic stability control, front electric windows and MP3 player connectivity.
Expression adds automatic parking brake, electric rear windows, folding front passenger seat and a dashboard design with a high-definition customisable thin film transistor (TFT) display screen .
Likely bestseller, the Dynamique, includes alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth and cruise control among its standard kit.
Bargain satnav option
TomTom Edition is based on the Dynamique, but adds Renault’s new Carminat TomTom built-in satellite navigation system, first introduced on the Clio.
This system is not only notable for its extensive features, but also because it is so affordable. As an option on other Scénics it costs £460, and if you upgrade from a Dynamique to the TomTom Edition, you’ll only an extra £360.
Finally, Privilège adds dual-zone climate control, part leather, rear parking sensors and sliding centre console.
In addition to the Carminat TomTom, other new options for the Scénic include a reversing camera and ‘adaptable headrests’ that can be shaped for added comfort and support.
Economy and performance
Six eco2 engines that emit less than 130g/km CO2 are offered in the new line-up. All are powered by versions of the long-standing 1.5 dCi turbodiesel.
New highlights are a 1.4-litre TCe turbo petrol, 2.0-litre petrol with continuously variable transmission (CVT) automatic, and a 2.0-litre dCi turbodiesel with particulate filter.
Prices are down
As Renault is keen to point out, the new Scénic undercuts all its major competitors.
The £13,595 starting price for the 1.6-litre petrol Extreme is £2,045 less than a Ford Focus C-Max 1.6 Style. And the predicted best-selling Dynamique 1.6 petrol is £2,060 less than the equivalent previous generation Scénic.
The top spec Privilège 2.0-litre dCi automatic costs £22,295.
The new Renault Scénic range is available to order now, with first deliveries due on 17 July.
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