LIFE is about to get easier for buyers interested in the Renault Scénic, Grand Scénic and Koleos models as the French maker simplifies the number of available trim and power options.
In an extension of the EasyLife initiative first seen on the Clio, Captur and Mégane ranges, the number of variants on the Scenic and Grand Scenic has been reduced from four to three while only two variations on the Koleos theme will be available.
Entry level versions of the ScÃ©nic and Grand ScÃ©nic are badged as Play models - replacing the previous Expression+ - with mid-range models dubbed as Iconic and a high-spec Signature trim at the top of the range. Koleos now has a two-trim line-up, starting with Iconic and progressing to GT Line.
The new Scenic and Grand Scenic Play models come with extra technology over the previous entry level versions including rear parking sensors and smartphone replication via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The mid-point of the revised Scénic and Grand Scénic line-up is the Iconic trim, which is similar to the Dynamique Nav of the previous range and offers front and rear parking sensors, tinted windows, a sliding centre console which includes two USB ports, a 12V socket and AUX input for rear passengers and a seven inch touch screen with DAB radio and satnav plus smartphone functionality and voice control.
The top of the range Signature spec replaces the Dynamique S Nav and has a bigger touchscreen, panoramic sunroof and leather upholstery.
The EasyLife philosophy has also been applied to the choice of engines with just two power units on offer - a new 1.3-litre Energy TCe 140hp turbocharged petrol unit and a 120hp, 1.5 litre turbodiesel.
And the EasyLife concept will also be easier on buyer's pockets, for the starting prices of the new models have been cut to Â£21,390 for the Scenic and Â£23,190 for the Grand Scenic - reductions of Â£620.
Koleos buyers will also benefit from lower prices with the new range now starting at £27,495, a reduction of £550 compared to the previous line-up.
A long list of standard equipment makes up the Koleos Iconic. This includes plenty of must-have technology including a rear parking camera with front and rear parking sensors, a blind spot warning system and climate control.
The Koleos GT Line bristles with equipment and comes with full LED headlights and leather upholstery with heated front seats. The tailgate is automatic, while the colour touchscreen is 8.7-inches in size.
Both Koleos models are available in two or four-wheel drive with Renault's two-litre dCi 175hp diesel engine.