Renault Scenic and its bigger brother, seven-seat Grand Scenic, have received a facelift for the 2012 model year. Both Scenic models gets a new front end with LED daytime running lights and gloss black features, chrome details up front, on the profile and the tailgate strip, redesigned rear lights on the Renault Scenic and a different lower air intake design and longitudinal roof bars for the bigger brother.
There are two new diesel engines have been added to the model line-up. The first is the dCi 110 which is 12% more fuel efficient than the previous unit returning a combined figure of 4.1 lt/100 km (57.3 mpg US). The new dCi 130’s 4.4 lt/100 km (53.4 mpg US) consumption marks an even more impressive 20% reduction compared to the outgoing 1.9 dCi 130.
The TCe 115, a brand-new turbocharged petrol engine, will be added to the range later.
The Scenic’s interior has received minor facelift, including a different beige trim for the Expression and Privilege/Initiale versions and a dark charcoal trim for the Privilege Initiale. There is also new upholstery and an optional leather/Alcantara package.
The facelifted compact MPV are the first models of the Renault to feature the Visio System. It uses a camera to control a lane departure warning system and an automatic headlight function that detects lights of nearby functions and adjusts the lights’ beam accordingly.
Ordering books opened today, with prices starting from €21,350 for the Scenic and €24,850 Grand Scenic.