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The design philosophy behind the DeZir concept of 2010 has inspired forthcoming Renault models like the Scenic and Megane Sports Tourer

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 new approach was originally previewed on the DeZir sports car concept and most recently seen in the new Scenic.

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.

Renault-owned Dacia also has a busy year, with revised versions of the Dacia Sandero, Dacia Duster and Logan MCV.


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_europa 21 April 2016


Renault can't design a car that works...should maybe go back to basics before thinking of the future