The All-New Renault Grand Scénic
Fluid and elegant styling, with five or seven seats
- Global debut of seven- and five- seat All-New
- 24cm longer and an extra 222dm3 boot
capacity compared to All-New Scénic
- Unprecedented 20-inch wheels as standard across
the line-up. Two-tone livery available.
- Hybrid Assist version alongside range of
efficient diesel and petrol engines
- Advanced active safety: AEBS with Pedestrian
Detection as standard for first time on a compact MPV.
Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping Assist available.
- Advanced technology from the segment above:
R-Link 2 8.7-inch portrait tablet, full-colour Head-Up Display,
BOSE® Surround Sound, Easy Park Assist and Multisense personalised
- Scénic, now in its fourth generation, was first
launched 20 years ago this year
- All-New Scénic and All-New Grand Scénic to go on
sale later in 2016
- UK specification and pricing to be announced
nearer to on sale date
The 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March saw Renault take the wraps off the
All-New Scénic, a striking, compact MPV with pioneering proportions and,
in an unprecedented move, 20-inch wheels as the standard fitment across
the range. It is now the turn of the new Grand Scénic to break cover and
extend the Scénic line-up.
The All-New Grand Scénic, a family vehicle par excellence, comes with
either five or seven seats and features a fresh approach in term of its
- Chrome or Metal Grey accessories, sculpted forms
and body sides, and a distinctive belt line towards the rear which
combine to produce a fluid, elegant silhouette.
- For the first time in the segment, 20-inch wheels
are standard, while a two-tone livery and harmonious interior trim
underline the model’s modern personality.
Cabin modularity and travelling comfort – which are two strengths that
have helped to forge the Scénic’s reputation – have been thought through
to ensure that the needs of families are met even more closely. A One Touch
Folding Seat function allows the rear seats to be folded automatically to
obtain a flat floor and facilitate loading. Meanwhile, the new Grand
Scénic is 24cm longer than the new Scénic and consequently boasts extra
boot space and carrying capacity compared with its sibling: 718dm3 VDA
(five-seat version) for an extra 222dm3 VDA compared with the
The new Grand Scénic comes with a comprehensive suite of driver aids too,
including Active Emergency Braking (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection as standard
equipment for the first time in the segment. The list continues with
technologies from the next segment up, such as Multisense experience, a
R-Link 2 multimedia tablet complete with a large 8.7-inch display and a
full-colour head-up display. Last but by no means least, the fourth
generation of the model can be specified with Renault’s Hybrid Assist
electrified diesel engine.
The All-New Scénic and All-New Grand Scénic (five or seven seats) will be
available for sale before the end of the year 2016.
The final UK model-line up, version specifications and pricing will be
communicated nearer to the on sale date later in
A fluid and elegant
All-New Grand Scénic
Compared to Grand Scénic 3
Boot capacity (dm3 VDA)
Grand Scénic 5 seats
The lines of the long version of the new Scénic have been carefully honed
to offer families a vehicle with a fluid, elegant silhouette:
- A longer wheelbase and shorter rear overhang
compared with the previous generation version.
- Elegantly sculpted sides plus a distinctive belt
line towards the rear.
- The vertical form of the new Grand Scénic
permanently-lit 3D-effect rear lights stands out from the new
Scénic’s ‘horizontal’ rear light cluster.
- A fixed, panoramic glass roof with no
cross-member for an even brighter cabin.
- Fitted as standard from the second equipment
level up, the new Grand Scénic’s practical matt-finish aluminium
roof bars add refinement and status.
- A Metal Grey diffuser incorporated in the rear
The new Grand Scénic – more modern than ever:
- In a segment first, 20-inch wheels are standard
across the range (see
- A two-tone livery is available from the second
equipment level up, either as an option or a standard feature of
higher-end versions (depending on market). The colour of the door
mirror housings and windscreen pillars is coordinated with that of
the roof (Black or Grey).
- The launch colour – Vision Brown – is specific to
the new Grand Scénic.
20-inch wheels for all versions
Probably the most groundbreaking feature of the new Scénic’s design is
the fitment of 20-inch wheels as standard across the range. These
narrower wheels (195mm) are both a technological and styling innovation.
With a sidewall height of 107mm – equivalent to that of the Scénic 3’s
17-inch tyres – the new Scénic’s tyres ensure a level of ride comfort
that is amongst the market’s very best.
This bold design choice was a key guiding principle behind the project
from the start. Indeed, these large wheels make an active contribution to
the car’s balanced proportions and are customisable on demand thanks to a
comprehensive choice of rims and inserts, called ‘add-ons’. These rims
and add-ons have also been devised to save weight and streamline the
car’s aerodynamics, which leads to lower fuel consumption. The unique
size of these wheels (195/55 R20), and the fitment of specifically
developed tyres for lower energy consumption and enhanced aerodynamic
efficiency, also guarantee class-leading rolling resistance.
The Easy Life sliding centre console between the front seats enables
drivers to customise the cabin layout at will:
- When the centre console is in the forward
position, it tucks beneath the large portrait-format display to form
a single unit, creating a saloon-car cockpit feel for the driver who
still benefits from the high-up seating position associated with
- With the console in its rearmost position, the
new Grand Scénic boasts a more ‘open plan’ arrangement that can be
shared between the driver and the car’s other occupants.
Higher-end versions feature a Club Brown interior trim (upper part
of the dashboard, front door trim) for a warm, refined ambience.
travelling comfort for up to seven occupants
judiciously-designed modular cabin
The new Grand Scénic can be specified with either five or seven
seats, with all passengers benefiting from the same careful
attention to travelling comfort that has forged the Scénic’s
reputation over the years. The occupant-friendly modular cabin
features a long list ingenious solutions and equipment designed to
meet the needs of modern families.
- The structure of the front seats is similar to
those of the new Espace. Eight-way power adjustment, including
lumber adjustment, and heated seats are available for higher-end
- Independently sliding 60/40-split second row
seats for all versions.
- In the case of the seven-seat version, the design
of the folding third row seats is similar to those of the new
- The One Touch Folding Seats function available
for certain equipment levels enables the rear seats to fold
automatically in order to obtain a flat floor and optimised carrying
capacity with just one tap on the R-LINK 2 display or by using the
control fitted in the boot.
The Easy Life sliding centre console – a hallmark of the
Scénic – has evolved in order to cover the new requirements of both front
and rear passengers, providing up to 13 litres of storage capacity. The
front part of the console offers a lit stowage area protected by a
sliding cover, plus an integrated armrest, underneath which can be found
two USB ports, an SD card slot, an audio jack socket and a 12-volt power
supply (depending on equipment level). Rear passengers have access to two
USB ports, an audio jack socket, a 12V socket and their own dedicated
capacity and a bigger boot compared with the new Scénic
The new Grand Scénic, which is 24cm longer than the new Scénic, provides
additional carrying capacity and a bigger boot in comparison with its
sibling. With the rear seats in their rearmost position, the carrying
capacity of the five-seat version is 718dm3 VDA (equivalent to
765 litres). Total carrying capacity can be extended to 866dm3
VDA with the rear seats pushed fully forward. The new Grand
Scénic also comes with a sliding luggage cover.
With a total additional stowage capacity of 63 litres, the new Grand
Scénic stands out as the class leader in the long compact MPV
segment. In addition to the Easy Life sliding centre console, the
new Scénic boasts several other ingenious stowage solutions for an
additional capacity of 38.5 litres. This is achieved notably by retaining
the four underfloor compartments that have always been particularly
appreciated by families.
In the back, the new Grand Scénic is equipped with Easy Life folding
tables (standard or optional, depending on market) which are ideal for
family use on longer journeys. In the deployed position, it is possible
to attach electronic tablets of different sizes. When folded, there is a
small storage area that can accommodate a mobile phone, a gaming console
or perhaps crayons. The two USB ports at the rear of the sliding centre
console mean electronic devices can be used without time restraints.
The impressive array of family-focused equipment inside the new Grand
Scénic continues with sunblinds for rear passengers, either as standard
equipment or available as an option, depending on version.
for a reassuring driving experience
Braking (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection fitted as standard – unique in
For the first time in the compact MPV segment, the new Grand Scénic –
like the new Scénic – features Active
Emergency Braking (AEBS) with Pedestrian Detection as
standard equipment. This driving aid functions across a speed range of
5mph to 37mph (7kph to 60kph) and is complementary to conventional Active
Emergency Braking (AEBS City and Inter-Urban).
Like the new Scénic, the new Grand Scénic also comes with:
- Lane Keeping Assist (LKA): this feature works at
speeds between 44 and 100mph (70 and 160kph) and adjusts the
steering to keep the Grand Scénic in the correct lane if it senses
that the vehicle is drifting. The system also warns the driver if he
or she leaves the lane (Lane Departure Warning, LDW) by causing the
steering wheel to vibrate.
- Fatigue detection warning: at speeds in excess of
37mph (60kph), the vehicle’s line is permanently analysed. Should an
anomaly be detected, visual and audible warnings are activated.
The new Grand Scénic boasts all of the market’s major driving aids that
can also be found in the new Espace, the Talisman and the All-New Mégane.
These Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) can be accessed and
activated via the R-LINK 2 tablet and combine to provide the following
- Reassure: Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Active
Emergency Braking System (AEBS),
- Alert: Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Safe Distance
Warning (SDW); Traffic Sign Recognition with Over Speed Prevention
(TSR with OSP); Blind Spot Warning (BSW),
- Assist: Reversing camera; automatic dipped and main
beam headlights (AHL); front, rear and side parking sensors; Easy
Park Assist (hands-free parking).
These driving aids are the building blocks for autonomous driving.
available for the All-New Grand Scénic
The new Grand Scénic is available with a choice of five diesel
powerplants – including an electrified Hybrid Assist engine – and two
petrol engines (depending on market). Hybrid Assist, which
comprises an electric generator and a 48-volt battery, recovers
deceleration energy, thereby allowing the electric motor to assist the
internal combustion engine. The benefit is more responsive performance
and a lower fuel consumption.
Energy dCi 110, manual six-speed gearbox
Energy TCe 115, six-speed manual gearbox
dCi 110 Hybrid Assist, manual
Energy TCe 130, six-speed manual gearbox
Energy dCi 110 EDC, seven-speed dual-clutch EDC
Energy dCi 130, six-speed manual gearbox
Energy dCi 160 EDC, six-speed dual-clutch EDC
Technology from the
next segment up
The new Scénic and Grand Scénic benefit from CMF C/D (Common
Module Family) modular architecture and come with a wide range of
features more generally associated with the next segment up, as seen on
the new Espace and Talisman D-segment models. This version of the
CMF platform has also been used on the All-New Mégane and All-New
driving experience courtesy of the 8.7-inch R-LINK 2 multimedia tablet
Higher-end versions of the new Grand Scénic are equipped with R-LINK 2
complete with an 8.7-inch (22cm) portrait-format display. Unique in the
compact MPV segment, the system benefits from an easy-to-use capacitive
‘pinch & zoom’ screen, much like that of a smartphone or tablet
R-LINK 2 includes voice recognition for the navigation system, telephone
use, apps and radio, ensuring easy access and safe operation of its
R-LINK 2 features:
- Clear, intuitive graphics, similar to those
employed by tablets and smartphones, complete with click and-drag to
move icons, page scrolling, two-finger zoom, etc.
- Easy customisation, courtesy of three
configurable home pages with widgets (icons) and up to six different
profiles that allow swift access to pre-set driving settings and
in-car ambience preferences,
- A control centre which controls the
activation and deactivation of the majority of functions, including
driving aids and climate control management,
- Connectivity: a package that includes
a free 12-month subscription to TomTom Traffic, access to the R-LINK
Store’s catalogue of motoring-related apps and up-to-date European maps
(depending on market).
Personalised driving experience
Multisense technology allows users to personalise their driving
experience by modifying the response of the accelerator pedal and engine,
adjusting the speed of the gearshifts performed by the EDC (Efficient
Dual Clutch) automatic transmission and controlling the firmness of the
steering and the cabin lighting environment.
A Multisense button on the dashboard’s centre console provides direct
access to five different driving settings which are displayed on the
R-LINK 2 screen: Neutral, Sport, Comfort, Perso and Eco.
This is complemented by a choice between five interior lighting ambiences: sepia, red,
blue, purple and green. The selected ambience covers the centre console –
as well as the front and rear door panels of high-end versions – and
matches the colour of the dashboard’s TFT screen and portrait-format
R-LINK 2 display.
The retractable full-colour head-up display enhances driving comfort and
safety by making the driving aids (ADAS) more legible and easier to use.
Without the driver needing to take his or her eyes off the road, the
screen displays all relevant information (current speed, navigation
instructions, driving aids) to ensure a relaxed driving experience.
The new Scénic is available with BOSE® Surround Sound audio, an
innovation initially seen only on Renault models from the next segment
up. Once again, engineers from Renault and BOSE® collaborated closely to
produce a tailor-engineered sound specifically configured for the new
Grand Scénic thanks to the optimal positioning of thirteen high-powered
loudspeakers: a central loudspeaker at the front to ensure well-balanced
sound, ten high-performance loudspeakers spread around the cabin to
generate clear, precise quality, and a subwoofer incorporating two
speakers in the boot to reproduce music in all its original depth. This
combination allows all occupants of the vehicle to enjoy an exceptional,
immersive audio experience.