Renault will revive the Scenic in 2024 as a bold electric SUV, which it has showcased at the Paris motor show as a concept car featuring a radical hydrogen-electric powertrain.
It will be launched with a conventional battery-electric powertrain, but the hydrogen- electric system in the concept reflects Renault’s “broader vision”, with the company citing that the hydrogen propulsion system would become more prevalent beyond 2030 for use in light commercial vehicles.
At 4490mm long, 1900mm wide and 1590mm tall, the Scenic Vision concept is 280mm longer, 120mm wider and 85mm taller than the MeÃgane E-Tech Electric and has a 135mm-longer wheelbase.
Unlike previous generations of the Scenic, it takes the form of an SUV rather than an MPV.
Renault said the concept is “a modern design with a sustainable underbelly” and showcases sustainability initiatives centred on three main points: environment, safety and inclusion.
The wraparound light bar and slim LED headlights draw a visual link to the MeÃgane E-Tech Electric, but the striking new light signatures lower down are part of a wider package aimed at giving it a unique – and much more angular – character.
In place of a front grille, the Scenic features a flush panel decorated with a motif based on Renault’s diamond emblem, although it’s unclear whether this will make production.