At a time when some of Renault’s biggest rivals are launching their first compact MPVs, seven years and an astonishing 2 million units on from the original segment-inventing Renault Scenic, New Scenic II is unveiled at the Geneva Motorshow prior to going on sale in the UK in Autumn 2003. Scenic revolutionised the European car market by offering a vehicle that could adapt to many different needs all at a reasonable cost.
Following New Mégane Hatch and Sport Hatch, New Scénic is the third vehicle to be unveiled in the X84 Mégane programme. With this successor to the benchmark Scénic and creator of the modern compact MPV, Renault takes another step ahead of the competition by combining the versatility and spaciousness of an MPV with a stylish and intelligent design.
Its compact and modern design endows it with a distinctive personality that stands out from the general run of compact MPV models. New Scénic benefits from technical innovations developed by Renault for higher-range models, such as the automatic parking brake, as well as from the company’s expertise in passive safety. To be sold initially in five-seat form, New Scénic will in 2004 become the only compact MPV in the segment to also offer a long wheelbase seven-seat Grand Scenic version, in the same way as Espace in the full-size MPV segment.
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