Renault Announces Prices And Specification For 2006 Scenic Range | Part Two

Renault Grand Scenic

New options for tailor-made comfort, style and technology

In addition to the high levels of standard equipment on Scénic, several new options are available to ensure even greater comfort and style.

Renault is at the forefront of car safety, from both an active and passive safety perspective, so it comes as no surprise that two of the first new options will help owners in this regard.

The first, ‘Sleep Safe’ headrests, as seen on Espace, help to keep young children upright and in their seatbelt should they fell asleep and also cushion the head in a side impact, reducing the chances of neck injury. They will also be of benefit given the new *UK child safety legislation which comes into force on 18th September, particularly when combined with a bolster seat. The second, Bluetooth Hands-free kit, provides not just simpler ease-of-use for the driver but also enables them to keep their attention on the road while driving.

Taking into account today’s increasingly digital age, New Scénic 2006 will be available with a top-of-the-range stereo system, 60W RDS-radio with CD-MP3 (also available with dash-mounted six CD multi-changer and six speakers), plus an audio connection box which permits MP3 player and USB connectivity for music on the move.

Comfort and style have not been forgotten either, with integral metallic paint on all exterior trim and bumpers available alongside extra tinted windows, fixed panoramic sunroof with sunblind and front passenger seat height adjustment.

New flagship 2.0 dCi 150hp engine and two diesel automatics

Aside from the refreshed exterior and interior styling, arguably the most important change in the new Scénic 2006 range is the engine and transmission line-up.

Seven engines are available, with four diesels and three petrols, ranging in power from 86 up to the new 150hp 2.0 dCi. The latter, which is already proving its worth in Mégane, Laguna and Espace, offers a fine blend of effortless and smooth performance with low fuel consumption. This new flagship powerplant offers 340Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm, plus a 0-62mph time of 9.4 seconds in Scénic.

The new 2.0 dCi 150 engine can be specified with six-speed automatic transmission and joins the new 1.9 dCi 130 FAP (particulate filter) Auto, giving Scénic its first-ever diesel automatics.

Comprehensive equipment levels and value-for-money

Core equipment on the entry-level Authentique model includes: ABS with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and Brake Assist, electrically operated and heated door mirrors, electric front windows with ‘one touch’ control, ‘intelligent’ windscreen wipers and trip computer.

The next model up, Expression, sees the following additions: 60W single-CD radio with fingertip remote control, air conditioning with pollen filter and cooled glovebox, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, ‘Child minder’ mirror, front and rear electric windows and folding front passenger seat with integrated table.

The mid-range best-seller, Dynamique, benefits from: 16” alloy wheels, alarm and leather steering wheel and gearknob.

The luxury version, Privilège, completes the range, adding: 60W single-CD RDS radio with underseat mounted six CD multi-changer and six speakers, electrochrome rear view mirror, Hands Free Renault Card with electrically folding door mirrors, part leather trim and sliding centre storage unit.

Full pricing for the new Scénic 2006 range is attached to this release. Notably, prices for New Scénic and seven-seat Grand Scénic are unchanged, starting from £13,915 and £15,415, while the new five-seat Grand Scénic costs £250 less than the seven-seat version, with the entry-level Authentique 1.6 VVT 111 costing £15,165.

Published : 14/09/06 Author : Melanie Carter

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