THE Renault Scenic is to become an all-electric compact MPV with a range of up to 379 miles.
The Scenic story began when the compact MPV first revolutionised the market in 1996.
Its name was short for Safety Concept Embodied in a New Innovative Car and as families' travel habits and aspirations evolved over the years, the Scenic has changed with them.
The latest generation E-Tech version can be specified with an all-electric powertrain that features a compact 87kWh battery and a 220hp motor that gives it a top speed of 106mph and a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of 8.4 seconds.
There is also the option of a lower powered 60kWh battery that gives the Scenic a maximum speed of 93mph with a slower acceleration time of 9.3 seconds and a range of 260 miles.
With a 2.78m wheelbase the cabin has 278mm of knee space at the back and a 545-litre boot.
A Solarbay opacifying glass roof and a clever rear armrest which includes fold-out stands for screens as well as plenty of storage space are some of the features Renault is fitting to the new Scenic.
Renault's OpenR Link multimedia system features more than 50 apps and the Scenic E-Tech electric's signature sound sequence has been created in collaboration with composer Jean-Michel Jarre.
Renault is aiming for carbon neutrality in Europe by 2040 and worldwide by 2050. As a result, up to 24 per cent of the Scenic E-Tech electric's materials are recycled and 90 per cent of its mass - including the battery - is recyclable.
There's a choice of Techno,Esprit Alpine and Iconic trim - the top-of-the-range version being available for the first time in a Renault all-electric vehicle.
The new Scenic E-Tech electric will launch in early 2024 with prices still to be announced.