Renault is set to reveal the newest member in its crossover stable at the Geneva International Motor Show. The new Scenic aims to fill the gap between the funkily styled Captur and its larger sibling, the eagerly awaited Kadjar, in not only size but also pricing.
On paper, the changes look fairly dramatic. For starters, it made an important leap from the beloved MPV of old to the insatiable crossover segment (despite Renault’s claim of re-inventing the mini-MPV segment with the new Scenic). With this, it also struck proverbial gold as far as its looks are concerned.
It features the now familiar Renault look with the same prominent diamond badge at the front, sweeping lines and chrome accents.
According to UK-based Auto Express, the Scenic will be made available in two different guises, featuring a five-seater as well as a seven-seater option, dubbed the Grand Scenic.
Renault’s director of design Laurens van den Acker also revealed that on a cosmetic level the two different models will feature significantly different exterior styling thanks to both increased head and legroom for the third row of passengers.
The Scenic will also feature Renault’s latest Common Module Family (CMF) platform, sharing its underpinnings with the latest Megane hatchback family. Back to where it all started, it seems.
The new Scenic appears to have to have the recipe needed to attract some of its original customers. The question now, however, is if and when the Scenic will reach South African shores.