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

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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Mikey C 24 February 2016

The C4 Picasso may look good,

The C4 Picasso may look good, but is also practical, if I was a child sitting in the back seat I know I'd prefer it to this new Scenic with its lower roof and shallower windows
erly5 24 February 2016

It's a looker

Finally a Scenic with a cohesive grille and headlight treatment. Comedy wheels aside, the best looking Scenic yet (although that wouldn't be hard). At last an MPV that can rival the C4 Picasso for looks.
230SL 23 February 2016

Those big wheels are going to

Those big wheels are going to look pretty silly if they don't have big disc brakes inside them, engineering dictated by styling does not bode well for the drive.