Renault Scenic 2012 unveiled

* Face-lifted inside and out * New engines and tech * On sale February 2012...

Renault Scenic 2012 unveiled

Renault has announced details of the 2012 Scenic MPV range, which goes on sale in February.

There are cosmetic changes for Scenic and Grand Scenic models, new engines and more high-tech equipment.

New bumpers, light lenses and grilles give the Scenic and larger, seven-seat Grand Scenic a fresh look. LED daytime running lights have been added and there is extra gloss black and chrome exterior trim. Two new colours Azzurro Blue and Damask Red are available.

Two new versions are available. The 1.5 dCi Stop & Start uses the existing 1.5 dCi diesel engine, but adds stop-start and brake energy regeneration systems. CO2 emissions compared with the current 1.5 dCi are down by 23g/km to 105g/km, while fuel economy rises 11.3mpg to 68.9mpg.

A new 1.2 TCe 115 petrol model also joins the range. It will replace the current 1.6 VVT 110 model and emits 39g/km less CO2, at 135g/km. Fuel economy is 11.4mpg better, at 49.6mpg.

New options include Renaults Visio System, which combines a lane departure warning system with an automatic headlight function that detects the lights of nearby vehicles and/or street lighting. Hill Start Assist is now standard on all versions.

Prices and specification for the 2012 Scenic range are yet to be confirmed, but wed expect only a small increase over the current model.

The new models are available to order from February 1, with first deliveries due in March.