The Renault Grand Scenic Wins MPV Category in The What Car? Green Awards 2011

Renault Grand Scenic
Renault Grand Scenic

The Renault Grand Scenic has been named Best MPV in the 2011 What Car? Green Awards, the second award presented to the car in a month.

The Renault Scenic 1.6 dCi Stop & Start was presented with the award thanks to the frugality of the engine, returning 64.2mpg on the combined cycle, and low carbon emissions.

The award was presented to Renault UK's Managing Director, Thierry Sybord by What Car? Editor-in-chief Chas hallett at an awards ceremony on the eve of EcoVelocity at Battersea Power Station.

Chas Hallett said: "Renault thoroughly deserves this award because making a green MPV is not easy. However, the Grand Scenic seats seven adults in comfort, and emits only 115g/km of CO2, ensuring a low carbon footprint for driver and passengers. Our winning Scenic has plenty of equipment, including climate and cruise controls, automatic lights and wipers, an MP3 adapter, Bluetooth, stability control and six airbags."

Thierry Sybord added: "For a long time, Renault has been investing in finding new ways of ensuring our cars are as easy on the environment as possible. It's more than three years since we introduced our Renault eco2 label to identify our most economical and ecological models, and the criteria for these on our cars has recently been made even more stringent.

"As part of our ongoing efforts on reducing the carbon footprint of our products, we're committed to introducing the world's first full range of electric vehicles, starting with the Kangoo Van Z.E. in a matter of weeks. However, we've not lost sight of the need to optimise the efficiency of our combustion-engined models. The 1.6 dCi Stop & Start version of Scenic and Grand Scenic is proving a revelation for families and business users alike, who appreciate its low CO2 emissions, impressive fuel consumption, and for the latter, low tax bracket."

Published : 08/09/11 Author : Staff

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