The sharp looking French people-mover is again the class leader. It’s pretty hard for a designer to make a mini van look good, but the people involved with creating the latest Renault Grand Scenic have got it right. Interesting lines and indentations on the Grand Scenic’s bodywork, coupled with a nice headlight and tail light design give the roomy people-mover (seven-seater) a fresh and bold exterior.
Carried over into the Grand Scenic’s interior are a range of top features both for amusement, comfort and practicality. In terms of seating arrangements… well let’s just say that Renault wrote the book. Premium leather, sat nav, Bluetooth communications, awesome audio sounds, active safety and passive safety features (five-star), electric front seats, heated front seats, MP3 compatibility, parking aids, a panoramic sun roof, 2nd and 3rd row three-point lap-slash seatbelts, a luggage compartment volume of up to 610 litres, climate control air-conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, automatic headlights and wipers, an electronic parking brake, electric windows and chrome door handles.
The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, petrol engine has a capable 98 kW, while the four-speed auto works nicely to obtain the best from the engine. An 8.6 litres/100 km average for the fuel economy is a pleasing result.
You know, when you think about it, transport has moved on extremely quickly over the last few decades. It wasn’t that long ago that men, women and children travelled the globe in sailing ships and headed to market on horse and carts. What next, then? Well, Renault have taken technology a little further and, again, they have produced a high-tech premium people mover.
Renault have always led the world in producing people moving machines that are very practical, powerful and capacious. Luxury is always dear to the French, and in the new Renault Grand Scenic, luxury most definitely abounds. The very upright and commanding driving position encourages the feelings of control, and clear decision making as the driver knuckles down and finds the best path to his/her destination. The best path is easily found when the sat navigation system is employed. Spacious, versatile seating gives Renault Grand Scenic occupants high levels of comfort and journeying enjoyment. I can imagine a toddler all snugged up and safe in the solid Grand Scenic safety shell that boasts first class safety features. In addition to the standard Renault safety and security systems, it comes with a second and third row three-point lap-slash seatbelts, and ‘door open" and "fasten seatbelt” indicators. Awarded “Best Interior Design” by Wheels Magazine, the Grand Scenic has generous space and comfort for seven occupants. The luggage compartment has a huge volume of up to 610 litres. Climate control air-conditioning, cruise control with a speed limiter, automatic headlights and wipers, an electronic parking brake, electric windows, a high output 4-speaker AM/FM stereo with a 6-CD changer, a child minder mirror and sunblinds for rear side windows are some of the great items on offer.
The exterior of the Renault Grand Scenic has a lot of similarities to the highly successful Megane hatch, and its bold headlight design, chunky silhouette and smooth lines create an elegant, classy people mover that actually looks very sporty.
Underway, the 2.0 litre petrol engine makes short work of motorway speeds. The maximum 98 kW of power peaks at 5500 rpm, while the 191 Nm of torque maxes out at 3750 rpm. The multipoint fuel injection ensures that fuel consumption is kept well in check, so some astounding fuel economy figures are within reach of the everyday driver. The Renault Grand Scenic runs on unleaded and produces 8.8 litres/100 km for a combined driving cycle of open road running and inner city jaunts. A drive in the Renault Gran Scenic, will confirm just how well planted and safe the big wagon feels. The vehicle is shod with decent, fat 205/55 R17 tyres that hold the road beautifully. The suspension holds the wagon taut when emergency braking, and emergency cornering, requires high standards of control. ABS, EBD, EBA and ESP with understeer-control add to the highly capable and very safe handling characteristics of the roomy French MPV. Smooth acceleration and power delivery, are provided via a 4-speed Pro-active automatic transmission. Swift, refined travel is the Renault Grand Scenic’s forte.
Sumptuous, safe travel comes no better than in a Renault Grand Scenic.
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