Renault's design philosophy, called ‘Circle of Life’, will continue this year with its latest roll-out of new models, according to design boss Laurens van den Acker.
The curvaceous look will be used on models that include a one-tonne separate-chassis pick-up truck, which the UK will get next year, the Mégane Sport Tourer, the Talisman estate (not UK bound), a D-segment SUV to sit above the Renault Kadjar (for the UK next year), the Alpine sports car and the facelifted version of the current Renault Clio.
Speaking about the Scenic, van den Acker said: “This is not the last model in the ‘Circle of Life’ series.”
The aim was to “reinvent the brand and stay consistent to the philosophy”, he said. “We have learnt from our mistakes. Permanent revolution was the way we used to do it, and if that had worked, I would have stuck to it.”
The facelifted Clio isn’t expected to include a manual gearbox option for the Renault Sport version, insiders say, with most markets preferring the paddle-shift auto gearbox.