Prices start from just £17,955, with XMOD aggressively priced at the same as the equivalent standard Scénic, in spite of its enhanced looks and higher equipment level.
After selling more than 4.3 million Scénics since its original launch in 1996, the third-generation continues to be seen by many as the benchmark MPV. For 2013, rather than leaving the Dacia Duster to steal the SUV limelight on its own, Renault is tapping into the trend for off-road-look inspired cars. It isn’t the first time the French marque has dipped its toe in the area. Most recently, it sold the Conquest special edition of the five-seat Scénic. Prior to that, there was the highly acclaimed RX4, however, that did offer full off-road 4×4 capability.
Together with the facelifted five-seat Scénic and seven-seater Grand Scénic, which each now feature the company’s new design identity, as seen on each of its latest arrivals, Twingo, Clio, Captur and ZOE, Renault is looking to cover every base in the hotly contested C-segment.
In terms of looks, most of the changes to the Scénic range has centred around freshening up its face. The famous logo at the front is now bigger and set against a gloss black background that emphasises the new grille. Elegant lines and high-quality materials also help to enhance the MPV’s dynamic, family-oriented feel.
The crossover-inspired Scénic XMOD, starting from £17,955, comes in two well-equipped trim levels, Expression+ and Dynamique TomTom. The revised Scénic and Grand Scénics in Dynamique TomTom trim, starting from £19,155 and £20,355 respectively.
More information is available at http://www.renault.co.uk