Renault releases early images of its new fourth-generation Scenic MPV, which takes inspiration from 2011's R-Space concept car
23 February 2016

The all-new Renault Scenic has been previewed with official images ahead of its planned debut at the Geneva motor show.

Update: Fourth generation Renault Scenic unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motorshow, with the aim of redefining the MPV sector

The new Scenic’s proportions and larger-diameter wheels are said to draw inspiration from the R-Space concept car, which was revealed at Geneva back in 2011. The fourth-generation Scenic has become more SUV-like than the previous pure MPV Scenics of the past 20 years, in a nod to the growing popularity of SUVs and crossovers in Europe.

The concept featured rear-hinged rear doors revealing a large single opening without a B-pillar, but the production version has a more conventional layout. Concept car flourishes that do make production include 20in wheels and a low roof line. The front and rear tracks are also wider, to give the car larger proportions and more ground clearance.

Head of Renault design Laurens van den Acker said: “We wanted the new Scenic to break new ground. It is a sexier and more modern take on the MPV and carries over the outstanding modularity that has been paramount to the success of the model’s three previous generations over the past 20 years.”

In a statement accompanying the images, Renault said: "The guiding principle behind the fourth-generation Scenic was to provide a completely fresh take on the compact MPV."

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23 February 2016
I cant see myself buying a Renault but I must say the designs lately are much better. The last generation of the Renault family was ugly and blobby (especially the Megane). But I can see some quality dare I say premium aspirations

23 February 2016
What's with the wobbly waistline?
And do school run mums want 20" wheels? C'mon. This has to be a joke. I know beauty is supposed to be in the eye of the beholder but, move along folks, nothing to see here that won't put you off your dinner.

Aussie Rob - a view from down under

23 February 2016
Flashy styling and big wheels are all very well, but people buy such cars for their interior space and practicality

23 February 2016
Mikey C wrote:

Flashy styling and big wheels are all very well, but people buy such cars for their interior space and practicality

Problem is, people aren't buying these types of cars in big numbers any more, so they have to do something to attempt new customers.

23 February 2016
That is one good looking MPV, although I would like to see the rear as the back end of the Captur leaves me a little underwhelmed.

Still, Renault are building a good looking range that looks like a vast improvement over the last generation Megane/Clio.

23 February 2016
This is surely the type of car that will lure people away from their Cashcows etc. It looks as good as (or better?) than any SUV but will (probably) be roomier and more practical inside, and won't have 4x4 which is really not necessary on the school run or supermarket trip.

23 February 2016
I think this looks great! So much better than anything else in this market. Renault really are on a roll with their styling. I can't think of a car they have launched that doesn't look good in the last couple of years

23 February 2016
superstevie wrote:

I think this looks great! So much better than anything else in this market. Renault really are on a roll with their styling. I can't think of a car they have launched that doesn't look good in the last couple of years

The Citroen C4 Picasso also looks smart, externally. Not fan of the dash layout though.

24 February 2016
Overdrive wrote:
superstevie wrote:

I think this looks great! So much better than anything else in this market. Renault really are on a roll with their styling. I can't think of a car they have launched that doesn't look good in the last couple of years

The Citroen C4 Picasso also looks smart, externally. Not fan of the dash layout though.

I agree, I quite like the C4 Picasso, but I think this looks better. It doesn't look much like a people carrier as the Citroen does

23 February 2016
Makes a C max look a bit silly doesn't it?

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