Renaut presents the 7-seat Scénic, the Grand Scénic

Renault has annouced a batch of new products for this year. Of the 10 novelties promised for this year, we have already seen 7 so far: Mégane, Kadjar in China, Scénic, Koleos, Talisman, Talisman Estate and the Kaptur. And now it is the time to see the new Grand Scénic, the 7-seat minivan Renault has revealed today.

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The new minivan 4.63 m long, 1.87 m wide, 1.66 m tall and it has a wheelbase of 2.80 m. Being 24 cm longer than the regular Scénic gives it a 222 l luggage compartment with all seats in place and 718 l with the third row of seats folded. Like its smaller sibling, it is built over the CMF-C/D platform, the same one that underpins the Mégane and the Talisman.

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The new minivan has two petrol engine options, the ENERGY TCe 115 (85 kw) and the ENERGY TCe 130 (96 kW), both derived from the 1.6 TCe engine and both equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The diesel options, based on the 1.5 dCi engine, are three: the ENERGY dCi 110 (81 kW and 260 Nm), mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox (with Hybrid assist in one case) or the 7-speed dual-clutch EDC automated transmission, the ENERGY dCi 130 (96 kW and 320 Nm), equipped with the 6-speed manual gearbox, and ENERGY dCi 160 EDC (118 kW and 380 Nm), which uses the 6-speed dual-clutch EDC automated gearbox.

For the first time the Scénic is equipped with 20-inch wheels, what gives is a better stance and a sportier look.

Gustavo Henrique Ruffo

I have been an automotive journalist since 1998 and have worked for many important Brazilian newspapers and magazines, such as the local edition of Car and Driver and Quatro Rodas, Brazilian's biggest car magazine. I have also worked for foreign websites, such as World Car Fans and won a few journalism prizes, among them three SAE Journalism Awards and the 2017 IAM RoadSmart Safety Award. I am the author of "The Traffic Cholesterol", a book about bad drivers that you can buy at Hotmart, Google Play, Amazon and Kobo.