According to a report from L’argus.fr, the fourth generation 2016 Renault Scenic will be unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March and go on sale in June 2016. The French publication has speculatively rendered the next-gen model, suggesting that, as expected, the design would be inspired by the brand’s now familiar look which was most recently adopted by the Megane.
Seeing the shift in demand from MPVs to crossovers, automakers are changing the design of their next generation mini vans to look like hybrid between a crossover and MPV. Renault did that with the Espace last year, but won’t do so with the Scenic. Speaking to the publication, Delphine Andria, Director of Medium Range Product Range at Renault, suggested that the Scenic will continue being purely a minivan when it moves to its fourth generation.
According to the report, the 2016 Renault Scenic will feature horizontal tail lamps to look lower but its three-row version, the next-gen 2017 Renault Grand Scenic, will get a unique look with vertical tail lamps. The 5-door version won’t come with independent rear seats this time; it will be offered with folding bench seats. Both will be based on an iteration of the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF (Common Module Family) platform – CMF-C/d. The all-new Grand Scenic will be launched in Autumn 2016 in Europe.
Both all-new models are expected to be offered with a variety of TCe petrol and dCi diesel engine options, with 6-speed manual and 6-Speed dual clutch automatic (EDC) transmissions.