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New Phase II Renault Scénic Range



1st February, 2007

2007 Renault Scenic

A new seven-seat Grand Scénic, Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) as standard on all models and subtle styling enhancements have been added to the trademark innovative design of the Renault Scénic with the release of the Phase II Scénic range.

“The new Grand Scénic is a very innovative product and opens up an entirely new market segment for us,” says Renault Managing Director, Rudi Koenig.

“The Grand Scénic provides a European solution to the daily hassles young families face. It’s economical, fun to be in and very, very safe.”

EUROPEAN STYLE - Inside and out
The Phase II Scénic sports a new grille with a characteristic pronounced “V” in keeping with the recently introduced Phase II Megane range. The front and rear bumpers have been redesigned and feature a wider air intake while the standard foglamps have been relocated to further toward the outside of the intake. The new headlamp design is enhanced by an elliptical halogen module while the rear lights employ light emitting diodes (LEDs) on all versions. The contemporary feel to the Phase II Scénic range continues on the inside with new interior trims and detailed enhancements. The driving environment of the Scénic has also been enhanced with the introduction of greater cabin, engine and drivetrain soundproofing. The precision the electric power steering has been uprated by a “tube-in-tube” link and minor electronic re-calibrations, which ensure better feedback of information from the road to the driver. This system also permits the filtering out of road generated vibrations and impeccable steering precision thanks to a sliding link between the two steering column shafts.

The Phase II Scénic features the same comfort-enhancing innovations of the previous generation Scénic. The seat height has been designed to make access incredibly easy and results in a driving position that maximises vision and comfort. The electronic parking brake frees up the interior space for a sliding centre console unit between front seats incorporating armrests, courtesy lights, accessory power point and cupholders and a 15 litre storage bin protected by a sliding cover. Airline style trays, mounted on the rear of the front seats and a roof mounted ‘child minder mirror’ add to the cabins family-friendly ambience. The three-individual rear seats slide independently to maximise occupant comfort.

NEW Grand Scénic - All the advantages of Scénic…and then some
Families seeking an alternative to the traditional family wagon now have an innovative alternative with the introduction of the new Renault Grand Scénic. The Scénic’s intelligent design has been further improved with the addition of 230 mm of extra length, shared between the wheelbase (50 mm) and rear overhang (180 mm) to give a balanced, modern and distinctive look. Renault has applied all its expertise to Grand Scénic to develop a more spacious and modular cabin. Grand Scénic retains the adaptability of the five-seat Scénic and is equipped with two additional independent seats in a third row, individually folding into the floor. These allow the five-seat layout to be instantly converted into one with six or seven seats. The operation is pleasantly easy and can be carried out with one hand and in a single movement. Access to the third seat row is gained simply by tilting one of the individual side seats in the second row forward. The three separate seats allow easy access to the third row. The second-row seats are also mounted on slides so the amount of legroom can be varied between the second and third rows. In its seven-seat configuration, Grand Scénic provides a very useable luggage space volume of 200 litres. In the five-seat configuration the available space is over 600 litres. The maximum load length, with the front passenger seat backrest folded down, is 2.75m. The Grand Scénic is only available in Dynamique specification only and also features 17” alloy wheels and rear proximity sensors as standard over the five-seat Dynamique.

ESP STANDARD - Uncompromising safety
The Phase II Scénic is the latest example of Renault’s excellence in safety. All models come standard with ESP with understeer control. This system uses the engine management system to reduce torque and modifies the braking with a view to improving stability and bringing the car back onto the ideal trajectory, while the understeer control acts on one or more wheels. This feature is combined with ASR traction control, which intervenes when starting or when accelerating in conditions of low grip, and engine torque overrun regulation (MSR), which prevents the driven wheels from locking when the driver lifts his or her foot from the throttle pedal or when slowing on slippery road surfaces.

The latest generation 8.0 Bosch ABS, complete with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Emergency Brake Assist ensures the maximum use is made of the car’s braking power. Under heavy braking, the hazard warning lights are automatically activated.

The standard of passive safety is also remarkable, the five-seat Scénic was awarded a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating in 2003. The Grand Scénic has not been tested EuroNCAP but has been designed to the same stringent criteria. Scénic’s passive safety features are the fruit of Renault’s third-generation System for Restraint and Protection. Examples include: seatbelt pre-tensioners and load limiters, dual front, side and curtain airbags as standard equipment on all models.

The Scénic is designed to ensure maximum protection in all the situations recorded by Renault’s accident research programme and the car comes with Renault’s third generation System for Restraint and Protection (SRP III) which guarantees optimal protection for occupants wherever they are sitting. The car’s body shell, which is in the front line when it comes to ensuring the protection of its occupants, is designed to absorb energy, while the cabin itself forms a survival cell to protect occupants from the intrusion of mechanical components or body parts.

The five seat Scénic is available in two variants. The Expression is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox. Standard Expression features include ESP with understeer control, dual front, side and curtain airbags, cruise control (with speed limiter), automatic headlamps and wipers, automatic park brake, electric mirrors and windows and 16” trimmed steel wheels. The five-seat Dynamique version is only available with a pro-active four speed transmission and features an upgraded audio system with a 6-CD in-dash stacker, enhanced interior trim and a leather-trimmed steering wheel and gearshift handle. Sixteen inch alloy wheels, body-coloured side protection mouldings and bumpers and chrome surrounds on the front air intake are also standard.

The Grand Scénic Dynamique is only available with a pro-active four speed transmission and also gains 17” alloy wheels and rear proximity sensors.

All models are powered by a 2.0 litre VVT engine. The principal features of this 1,998 cc unit (F4R) are its maximum torque of 191 Nm at 3,750rpm and its power output of 98 kW at 5,500 rpm. For enhanced flexibility, 90% of maximum torque is available from 2,000 rpm.

Diesel variants will follow later in 2007.

Factory fitted options include a leather trimmed interior (Dynamique models only) and an electric panoramic sunroof (all models). Metallic paint is optional on Expression ($500.00) and standard on Dynamique.

Recommended Retail Prices

- $RRP
5-Seat Expression $33,990
5-Seat Dynamique $36,490
7-Seat Grand Scénic Dynamique $39,990

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