The Renault Grand Scenic is a seven-seat compact MPV that competes against the likes of the Volkswagen Touran and Citroen Grand C4 Picasso. Unlike its rivals, the Renault looks to incorporate some of the design flair and muscularity that have helped make SUVs so popular.
The looks may be unconventional, but there’s a familiar range of engines under the steeply sloped bonnet. These range from a 1.2-litre petrol engine with two power outputs, to 1.5 and 1.6-litre diesels.
There are four trim levels available, although all get the basics such as electric windows and air-conditioning. Importantly, all models get automatic emergency braking and scored a maximum five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests.
Keep reading on over the next few pages for our impressions on how the Grand Scenic drives, how practical it is, what it’ll cost you and how it compares with its rivals.