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Renault Scenic

The new five-seat Renault Scenic and seven-seat Grand Scenic arrive in Ireland

You wait for ages and then two Renault MPVs arrive at once.

THE RENAULT SCENIC is the car often credited with creating the compact MPV, and now it’s back with two new versions for the Irish market.

The five-seat Scenic and larger seven-seat Grand Scenic have been given a new look that is more SUV-like in appearance and includes striking 20-inch wheels as standard.

The two-tone colour scheme is similar to the one that has already proved popular on the Renault Captur and adds to the distinctive appearance of both cars.

The elevated driving position and panoramic windscreen that includes split A-pillars result in very good levels of visibility from the driver’s seat.


Laurens van den Acker, Renault’s Senior Vice President of Design, said:

We wanted the all-new Scénic to break new ground. It is a sexier and more modern take on the MPV, which carries over the outstanding modularity that has been paramount to the success of the model’s three previous generations over the past 20 years. Its proportions and large-diameter wheels draw inspiration from the R-Space concept car.

Interior cabin space has been improved thanks to a longer wheelbase – and some smart storage solutions, such as underfloor compartments, mean that the stowage capacity of 63 litres is up to twice that of its competitors.

Boot space in the Scenic is a useful 572 litres and 596 litres in the Grand Scenic when the rear two seats are folded down.


There will be the choice of a 115hp petrol engine and two dCi diesel engines with 130 and 160hp, with the 160hp version coming with a six-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Later this year, a dCi 110 Hybrid Assist model will be introduced that will have emissions of 92g/km.


Renault will offer both models in four different specification grades: Expression+, Dynamique Nav, Dynamique S Nav and Signature. Depending on the specification, the interior will include an 8.7-inch portrait touchscreen infotainment system, while a full-colour head-up display will feature from Dynamique S Nav upwards.


Prices for the new Renault Scenic will start at €26,000, and the Grand Scenic will be priced from €28,400.

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