Renault goes large

with new Grand

Scenic

Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, front
Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, side
Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, rear
Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, boot
Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, interior
Renault Grand Scenic, 2017, boot loaded

RENAULT is making a comeback to the seven seat MPV market with a new version of the Grand Scenic.

The car - which will also be available is a five seater - is almost 10 inches longer than the regular Scenic and has almost double the boot space.

All models will sit on 20-inch wheels giving the fourth generation of the Grand Scenic addded road presence while the interior will feature plenty of technology, including a head up display for the driver.

It will be powered by a range of diesel and petrol engines with power outputs ranging from 110 to 160ps and Renault will also be making the lower powered diesel models available with a quasi-hybrid powertrain which uses an electric motor to reduce workload on the engine and assist with fuel economy.

The cockpit is centred on Renault's R-Link 2 connectivity system which uses an 8.7-inch tablet style multimedia display.

Luggage capacity on the five door Grand Scenic has been increased to 765 litres and, as with previous versions of the Scenic, there are additional storage compartments throughout the cabin including underfloor compartments.

The rear seats can slide forward to create extra space without reducing the number of passengers while the seats themselves have a fold flat function which can now be operated from the touchscreen.

Emergency braking and pedestrian detection systems will be fitted to all models while other safety aids include a driver fatigue monitor, a lane keeping function and automatic cruise control.

The new Grand Scenic - a competitor for the likes of the Ford Grand C-MAX and Citroen's C4 Grand Picasso - is due for release later in the year and Renault says it will be announcing prices closer to the launch date.

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