The 2016 Renault Scenic has been spied testing in Paris, France in production guise. The spyshots, originally published by Auto Moto, are of the standard five-seat version that will compete with the Hyundai ix20 and the VW Golf Sportsvan. 2016 will mark entry of the popular mini-MPV into its fourth generation.
The test mule’s front-end and side profile hints at many similarities with a speculative rendering that was published last month. Up front, there’s the new Renault face featuring a V-shaped radiator grille that bears more resemblance to the Renault Kadjar than the other recently arrived models. Also familiar, is the large diamond logo of the brand emblazoned in the radiator grille, as well as the emotional new headlamps that would probably be housing the full LED ‘Pure Vision’ headlight module.
The air dam grille bumper and fog lamp housings have also been redesigned. The hood is undoubtedly showing-off fake bulges, but would be redesigned with a sportier look.
The windows and rear quarter glass have also been redesigned and give a more spacious appeal. Looking at the rear, it seems as if Renault is replacing the weird looking vertical tail lamps with more car-like and aesthetically pleasing horizontal units.
The two bulging lines on each side of the tailgate hint that like the other latest Renault models, its tail lamps will also flow inwards to the central Renault logo.
The 2016 Renault Scenic will be based on an iteration of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C/d. A variety of TCe petrol and dCi diesel engines, along with 6-speed manual and 6-speed dual clutch automatic transmission options, are expected to be offered in the 2016 Scenic.
According to a recent report, the 2016 Scenic will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March and go on sale in June 2016. The three-row 2017 Renault Grand Scenic will follow in Autumn 2016, as per this report.
[Image Source: Auto Moto]