Renault has announced prices for its new-look Renault Scenic MPV, which now start from £17,955 for the new XMOD version with its SUV styling cues.
It's still possible to buy both the standard, non-XMOD Scenic and the seven-seat Grand Scenic, and all Scenics continue to feature three individual full-size seats across the middle of the car, which means even the five-seat Scenic is generally able to accommodate three child seats in a row. The facelifted Scenic now sports Renault's new front-end design for its cars, including a larger Renault insignia on the front grille.
Renault Scenic XMOD
The cheapest Scenic is the 109bhp 1.6-petrol XMOD in Expression+ trim, which costs £17,955. This includes 16-inch alloys, air-con, Bluetooth, cruise control and roof bars, plus – exclusive to the XMOD – hill start assist, mud and snow tyres and Renault's Grip Xtend traction control system, which will appeal if you're likely to drive in more adverse conditions. The XMOD does not have four-wheel-drive, however. The Expression+ XMOD is also available with a 1.5 diesel engine, again with 109bhp.
Dynamique TomTom is the more expensive XMOD trim and adds climate control, automatic lights and wipers, and sat-nav. It also expands the choice of engines, adding a turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol with 114bhp or 128bhp, or a 128bhp 1.6-diesel.
Standard Renault Scenic
Prices and engines for the standard Renault Scenic are the same as for the XMOD, although the standard car is available only in Dynamique TomTom, so prices start at £19,155 for the 1.6 petrol. The 1.6 and 1.2 petrols are slightly more efficient than the equivalent XMOD models, however – enough to create a 1% difference in their company car tax bands.
Renault Grand Scenic
The seven-seat Grand Scenic offers identical specifications to the standard five-seat car but carries a £1200 premium so it starts at £20,355.
In all three models, Renault's EDC automatic gearbox is available with the 1.5 diesel only, while the 1.2-litre petrol engines, the 1.6-litre diesel and the manual version of the 1.5-litre diesel come with stop-start technology when specified with the higher, Dynamique TomTom trim. This cuts the engine when the car is at a stand-still, to reduce fuel consumption, and helps make the manual 1.5 diesel the most efficient of the range, with an average economy of 68.9mpg and CO2 emissions of 105g/km, which means it will cost £20 a year in road tax.
Options across the range include an upgraded audio system, bigger alloys, parking sensors and an electric full-length sunroof.
The new-look Renault Scenic range is available to order now.