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New Renault Scénic and Grand Scenic

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A facelift for Renauls Scénic and Grand Scénic and five-seat Grand Scénic unveiled.

To make sure it meets the needs of every one of its customers, Renault is to introduce an exclusive triple offering in the compact MPV segment: five-seat New Scénic and Grand Scénic, plus seven-seat Grand Scénic.

Modernization of the New Scénic line-up takes the form of a number of styling changes, a choice of new body colours and enhanced interior finish quality, while the all-new trim levels feature modern, more durable materials.

Combining the respective strengths of Scénic and seven-seat Grand Scénic has permitted Renault to respond to customer demand in the compact MPV segment with the introduction of five-seat Grand Scénic which boasts class-topping boot and stowage capacity. Meanwhile, New Scénic's long list of equipment guarantees unrivalled comfort and driving pleasure.

The New Scénic and five- and seven-seat Grand Scénic come with a comprehensive choice of powerplants, including four diesel engines equipped with common rail technology and four 16-valve petrol engines. The range of transmission options comprises manual five- and six-speed gearboxes, plus proactive automatic transmissions, including the new Renault-Nissan Alliancedeveloped AJ0 six-speed transmission. Every one of these powertrains combines driving pleasure and environmental friendliness due to CO2 emissions that are amongst the lowest of the vehicle's class.

In addition to its active safety features, New Scénic comes with the full range of passive safety equipment previously seen on Scénic II which was awarded a five star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

New Scénic meets a twofold objective: to maintain Renault's lead in the Western European compact MPV segment and to contribute to the marque's growth across the rest of the world.

Built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance C platform, New Scénic and five- and sevenseat Grand Scénics are produced in Renault's Douai factory in northern France. Revised lines and new trim levels New Scénic's exterior design is a direct evolution of that of Scénic, while its lines have been modernized by a number of styling changes.

The front sports a new grille with a characteristic pronounced "V" in keeping with that featured on all recently introduced Renaults. The lower bumper air intake is wider and the foglamps have been relocated further toward the outside of the car. The new, more modern headlamp design is enhanced by an elliptical halogen or xenon module. The rear lights employ light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Two new wheeltrim designs and four new styles of aluminium alloy wheel are available according to equipment level. With the integral paint option, the bumper and door strips are body coloured, while the air intakes come with chrome surrounds.

New Scénic is available in a range of new body colours (Twilight Blue, Extreme Blue, Iceberg Blue, Beige Grey and Goyave Green).

Scénic's interior evolutions have focused on updating and enriching all trim levels, as well as enhancing the durability and finish quality of interior parts, thanks notably to the use of new materials.

An intelligently laid-out interior and carefully tailored cabin space The launch of New five-seat Grand Scénic underlines Renault's resolve to meet the demands of all its customers.

With a bigger boot compared with that of seven-seat Grand Scénic, this new version of Grand Scénic boasts unrivalled stowage space in the compact MPV segment. In addition to seven-seat Grand Scénic's existing 104 litres of cabin stowage space, the room underneath the floor usually given over to the third row of seats is freed up to serve as stowage space under the boot mat, providing 32 extra litres. As with Scénic, five-seat Grand Scénic rear passengers benefit from the presence of under-seat drawers.

The absence of a third row of seats has also permitted five-seat Grand Scénic's rear part of the floor to be lowered to provide still more boot space and enhanced rear passenger comfort.

Scénic has always stood out as a benchmark in terms of functionality and seat modularity, and New Scénic builds on its predecessor's acclaimed versatility. It comes with a long list of features aimed at enhancing the pleasure of day-to-day motoring: automatic parking brake, rain and light sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, GPS navigation, etc. To maintain its leading edge, New Scénic now comes with the Carminat Satellite Navigation and Communication system seen on top-of-the-range Renaults. This advanced equipment incorporates the satellite navigation system, an audio system complete with dash-mounted 6CD multi-changer MP3, hands-free Bluetooth telephone controls and a 6.5-inch (16.5cm) 16:9 screen.

Finally, the rear parking assist system previously seen on Scénic II can now be combined with an identical system for the front on New Scénic. An unmatched range of engines and transmissions, plus acclaimed chassis performance.

New Scénic and five- and seven-seat Grand Scénic can be ordered with a comprehensive choice of four diesel engines - all equipped with common rail technology - and four 16-valve petrol engines. The cubic capacity of the diesel engines ranges from 1.5 to 2.0 litres and boast a power output of between 85 to 150hp (63 to 110kW). The 1.9 and 2.0 litre engines are also equipped with a periodic regeneration particulate filter. The four petrol engines, which extend from 1.4 litres to the 2.0 litre turbo, deliver between 100 and 165hp (72 to 120kW).

The transmission range is equally extensive and features two five- or six-speed manual gearboxes plus two proactive transmissions. The latter, known as the AJ0 transmission, is a new six-speed gearbox developed within the framework of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. All these powertrains combine driving pleasure with environmental friendliness thanks to CO2 emissions that are amongst the lowest in this class.

In terms of comfort and handling, New Scénic and five- and seven-seat Grand Scénic benefit from the same quality of steering and suspension that forged the reputation of their predecessors, while evolutions to the electric power steering system ensure even greater feedback from the road.

Uncompromising safety
New Scénic provides a very high standard of active and passive safety thanks to systems that help avoid risk situations, correct trajectory in emergency situations and protect occupants in the case of impact. The full range of driver aids such as ABS, Emergency Brake Assist and ESP electronic trajectory correction. New Scénic's passive safety features are the fruit of Renault's third-generation System for Restraint and Protection which previously enabled Scénic II to obtain a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.

An undisputed success
More than 1 million Scénic IIs have been produced at Renault's Douai factory in northern France (up to the end of May 2006) since its launch less than three years ago in 2003. The production of the millionth Scénic II coincides with the tenth anniversary of the introduction in 1996 of the original Scénic, the car which created the compact MPV segment.

With an average share of 19 per cent, the model has topped the Western European compact MPV market ever since its launch. The launch of Scénic II in 2003 marked a key step in Renault's profitable growth strategy. Today, Scénic accounts for 50 per cent of all Mégane range sales in Western Europe.

New Scénic has a two-fold mission: to maintain Renault's lead in the compact MPV segment in Western Europe and to contribute to the brand's growth throughout the rest of the world.

Built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance C platform, New Scénic is produced in Renault's Douai factory in northern France.

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