Due to be launched at Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Scenic MPV was spotted on UK roads by an Auto Express reader.
Even if the all-new Scenic has managed to remain undercover so far, the current design trend imposed by Renault to its recent models is giving us some ideas on how the forthcoming MPV will look like. Renault has started to add curvier and stylish lines to its range and Captur is the embodiment of the company’s new philosophy. The bigger Kadjar crossover has also followed this flow and the new Scenic is expected to do adopt the same design clues. We can now envision the allure of the coming MPV, thanks to an Auto Express reader who spotted the car rolling on Kent’s roads in the UK. Renault’s design head Laurens van den Acker already revealed to Auto Express the Scenic must be reinvented to lure families again towards the segment. And if the compact Crossover succeeded to attract a younger clientele with its sensuous design, the Scenic must do the same. The spy photos seem to indicate exactly this direction, revealing a more dynamic approach, despite the camouflage dressing.
Sceninc’s undercover silhouette discloses a wider body with a lower roofline, a sloping windscreen with thin pillars for an improved visibility. The big badge in front is now Renault’s trademark, Van den Acker saying it’s all part of creating a family identity across the range to “make sure that Renaults are recognized in all markets”. There are no surprises expected for the engine department, as the new Scenic will likely adopt the same range of four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines from Megane.
Check Autocar for more spy photos.