The Renault Scénic and Grand Scénic will be revised in 2012, with a facelift, and with up to 68.9 mpg thanks to new 1.2 TCe 115 petrol and 1.5 dCi 110 Stop & Start engines.
Ahead of its UK launch next February, Renault has released initial details for the revised Scénic and Grand Scénic models for 2012, including updated front and rear styling, the debut of two downsized engines, and equipment enhancements.
Following the trend begun by the petrol 1.4 TCe 130 and 1.5 dCi 110, and most recently the arrival of the 1.6 dCi 130, the world’s most powerful and frugal diesel engine of its size, the Scenic gains two new engines.
The first, the 1.5 dCi 110 Stop & Start, is an enhanced version of Renault’s core diesel engine. Benefitting from technologies including Stop & Start and brake energy regeneration, it combines record low CO 2
emissions of 105 g/km (reduced by 23 g/km), and a 12 per cent saving in fuel consumption (up 11.3 mpg to 68.9), yet higher torque (260 Nm at 1,750 rpm; a gain of 20 Nm) compared with the existing 1.5 dCi 110.
From spring 2012, the five- and seven-seater versions of Scénic will also be the first Renaults to receive the brand new 1.2 TCe 115 petrol engine. Due to gradually replace the 1.6 VVT 110, it offers low CO 2
emissions (135 g/km), 190 Nm of torque (up 39 Nm) and fuel consumption improved by a fifth, up 11.4 mpg to 49.6 mpg.
Joining them will be the 1.6 dCi 130 Stop & Start, which has 20% better fuel consumption than the former 1.9 dCi 130 unit, together with greater performance and even lower emissions.
The Scénic and Grand Scénic will also be the first Renault models to feature the Visio System by Renault which assists the driver’s night-time vision thanks to two key functions. The system combines a lane departure warning system (a camera detects if the driver strays out of lane and triggers an audible signal) and an automatic headlight function (the same camera detects the lights of nearby vehicles and/or the presence of street lighting to automatically switch from dipped to main beam, and vice versa).
Further details on Scenic 2012 range pricing and specification will be released closer to launch. UK order books are set to open on 1st February 2012, ahead of first deliveries in March.