New Grand Scenic

The 2003 Frankfurt Motorshow sees the completion of the New Mégane range with the unveiling of the Grand Scénic, the seven-seat version of New Scénic. When it goes on sale in Spring 2004, Renault will be the only manufacturer to offer a choice of two compact-MPVs of different lengths, following the example of Espace and Grand Espace. The New Scénic line-up thus caters to a variety of customer needs.

Designed from the outset of the New Mégane programme, Grand Scénic retains a dynamic and harmonious design, thanks to a proper balance between the increased wheelbase and rear overhang, facilitating access to the third seat row and the luggage compartment. A balanced and harmonious design

At 4.49 metres, Grand Scénic is 23cm longer than New Scénic, but the overall balance of the vehicle is retained by stretching the wheelbase by 5cm and the rear overhang by 18cm. Inheriting the taut lines of New Scénic, Grand Scénic boasts modern, expressive styling.

Inside the cabin, the subdued design of New Scénic is carried over, with a typically MPV dashboard serving all the occupants. The upholstery and finish reflect Renault's drive for quality, notably with the generous use of soft slush plastics on the upper part of the dashboard. The two additional individual seats fit perfectly into the interior space and fold completely beneath the floor when the vehicle is in its five-seat configuration. Whatever the arrangement of the seats in the third row, a carpet cover matching the cabin carpet covers the areas not in use.

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Published : 20/09/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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