New Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic - Under the skin
The new Grand Scenic is 70mm longer than the outgoing one and has a longer wheelbase. That gives it more third-row space than any rival mid-sized MPV to go with its best-in-class second-row knee room, according to Renault.
The boot capacity has also been increased by 10%, but you can configure the cabin to carry just about anything by lowering one or both of the rear seats into the floor and folding or removing some or all of the three in the middle. There's even a space beneath the floor mat to tuck the luggage cover away tidily.
There are again some ingenious stowage ideas, including under-floor compartments, under-seat drawers and a sliding centre console. There's also a power socket for each row of seats.
A reversing camera, an exclusive sat-nav system developed with TomTom costing 'less than £500' and a three-dimensional sound system by Arkamys are among new options to the Scenic family, and upper models will have a thin film transistor instrument face, similar to that on computer screens, which you will be able to customise for colour and settings preferences.
Drivers also benefit from a greater field of vision at corners and roundabouts thanks to wider spacing of the windscreen pillars.
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