French automaker, Renault , is headed to the 2013 Geneva Motor Show with a bevy of new models that, moving forward, will most likely head to production status.
One of them is Scenic XMOD, a B-segment MPV that provides crossover-type looks designed to attract a younger and hipper market, and who are we to go against the Renault’s strategy?
There seems to be growing clamoring for MPVs these days, although with the caveat that they’re not really some of the most fanciful vehicles available in the market. Still, there’s strong interest in the type and Renault wants to take advantage of it by offering a vehicle that passes the eye test in more ways than one.
Plus, it should also have a variety of engine options that will be right in line with what the market looks for. Having said all of that, the Scenic XMOD will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, where we’ll be able to know the full details about the vehicle.
For now, click past the jump to read about what we think about Renault’s new MPV.
How many of you remember the old Renault Scenic RX? For those of you who don’t remember, it was an attempt – a rather unsuccessful one — made by Renault back in 2000 to give the Renault Scenic an off-road look.
Renault has decided to apply the same treatment to the new-generation Scenic, but slightly toned down. When compared to the old RX version, which had a spare wheel mounted at the back of the car and offered a four-wheel-drive system, the new version will just have robust-looking bumpers, wider wheel arches and a slightly raised suspension.
Since the "Cross" look is getting more and more fans and more manufactures than ever are expanding their lineups with "Cross" or Allroad versions, Renault is also jumping on that train and its new model will most likely carry the same name.
Expect to see the new Renault Scenic "Cross" launched in March 2013 at the Geneva Motor Show.
Launched on the market in 1996, the Renault Scenic is currently in its third generation. And although the third generation Scenic has only been out on the market for a little over a year, the company is preparing it for a bigger facelift. The revised vehicle has been caught testing somewhere in France and as the spy images show, Renault is trying its best to get the Scenic up to par with the latest MPVs coming out.
While the prototype caught testing is heavily camouflaged, expect the final product to have an exterior design matching that of Renault’s latest concept cars. As for the engine line-up, Expect the same engines as found in the current seven seater model, along with an extra engine thrown in for good measure. Renault will be offering a new 1.6 turbo diesel "dci Energy" with a total output of 130 HP.
Expect the new Scenic in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Renault revealed today the revised 2008 Scenic, a more efficient and streamlined model that will go on sale in France this autumn at a price starting €19,900.
The new Scénic line-up focuses on six equipment levels: Emotion, Latitude, Carminat, Exception, Conquest and Jade. These changes combine with evolutions to the model’s interior and exterior styling, as well as upgrades for the different equipment levels and the introduction of option packs.
All versions except the Conquest equipment level are now equipped with satin-chrome foglamp surrounds and trims, grille and door handles, plus Gloss Black lower headlamp masks. Inside, all versions now come with a leather gearlever knob and steeringwheel. The Latitude, Carminat and Jade versions feature light beige for the dashboard and upholstery, while the Emotion, Exception and Conquest equipment levels are delivered with a dark charcoal interior trim.
The New Scénic Range has also seen a reduction in the number of powertrain options. The number of Scénic variants has consequently come down from the 84 versions previously available to 37. The number of five-seat Grand Scénic versions has been reduced from 74 to 27, while the number of seven-seat Grand Scénic versions has been cut from 71 to 27.
Launched at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show to considerable interest, Renault has now confirmed pricing and specification for the first two models in the new Scénic Conquest range, priced £17,945 for the 2.0 VVT 136 and £19,135 for the 1.9 dCi 130. A further two engines will be added in September. Scénic Conquest has been designed with leisure pursuits and the great outdoors in mind, with the best of both worlds that an SUV (sport utility vehicle) and a compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) can (...) More
On display for the first time at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show, Scénic Conquest is a car designed with leisure pursuits and the great outdoors in mind. Its bold styling resembles that of an off-roader. Its chassis has been adapted to suit a wide range of conditions – it has greater ground clearance than a standard Scénic and the suspension has been strengthened. Scénic Conquest is available with two powerplants, the 2.0 16V 135hp petrol engine and 1.9 dCi 130hp diesel (available with and without (...) More
Following the success of the limited edition Latitude released in 2006, Renault has taken the formula a step further with the 2007 Scénic Latitude which represents even greater value for money for the customer. More comprehensively equipped and once again featuring a fixed glass panoramic roof, this year’s New Scénic Latitude comes with charcoal grey trim. This limited edition offer applies not only to Scénic but also to 5 and 7 seat Grand Scénic. Based on the Expression equipment level, the new (...) More