Renault has announced prices and specification for its new three-model Scénic 2006 range, including its latest offering, the five-seat Grand Scénic with its huge luggage capacity of 1,960 litres for customers who want the longer version of Scénic for the extra boot capacity and not to carry extra passengers.
New Scénic 2006 - Most comprehensive compact MPV range in the market
The New Scénic 2006 range consists of 73 versions spread across the three models in Europe’s best-selling MPV, as the new five-seater Grand Scénic joins the fray with the original five-seater Scénic and seven-seater Grand Scénic. As before, four trim levels are available with New Scénic: Authentique, Expression, Dynamique and Privilège.
Greater style, inside and out
New Scénic's exterior design is a direct evolution of that of Scénic II, while its lines have been modernised by a number of styling changes.
The front sports a new grille with a characteristic pronounced "V" in keeping with that featured on all recently introduced Renaults. The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned and the lower bumper air intake is wider and the foglamps have been relocated further toward the outside of the car.
The new, more modern headlamp design is enhanced by an elliptical halogen module while the rear lights employ light emitting diodes (LEDs) on all versions.
The alterations to specific trim levels reflect those made in its sister model, New Mégane 2006, including body-coloured door mirrors and door handles on Authentique, ‘Flint’ bumper and side rubbing strips from Expression upwards, while chrome surrounds appear on the controls, handles and vents of Dynamique models. Five new metallic paint colours also debut in the new range: Extreme Blue, Ice Blue, Java Green, Topaz Grey and Midnight Blue.
With its airy feel and spacious cabin, Scénic has always been a nice place to be and the 2006 model range is no exception, with great strides made in terms of interior quality. Notably, the new soft-touch dashboard materials echo the upmarket feel as seen on New Clio and Laguna, while passengers can enjoy an even quieter environment than before thanks to enhanced soundproofing of the cabin, engine and drivetrain.