The Renault Scénic is a traditional MPV no more, with the new generation Scénic E-Tech Electric transitioning to a crossover body style and an electric drivetrain. The model is still family-oriented, though, with some handy features and lots of space inside. The new model was revealed at the IAA Mobility in Munich.
Some traditions are broken, and some live on. While the Renault Scénic E-Tech Electric no longer conforms to the traditional compact MPV shape, it is still based on the Mégane E-Tech Electric, just like the first generation from 1996, which was called Mégane Scénic during its first few years.
In the case of the newest generation, it’s built on the CMF-EV platform, just like the Mégane E-Tech Electric and the Nissan Ariya. Power comes from a single electric motor on the front axle, which delivers 125 to 160 kW (170 to 220 hp).
Two battery options are available: 60 or 87 kWh, with an estimated range of 420 and 620 km (WLTP). Renault has worked to keep the battery as compact as possible in size to free up as much space as possible for the interior. The result is more legroom in the back and a 545-liter trunk.
Roomy and practical interior
Other practical touches include a center armrest with a fold-out table, smartphone holders, and a panoramic glass roof, which can be dimmed in segments. Renault has also paid attention to the sustainability of the Scénic E-Tech, with no more leather for the interior and up to 24% recycled materials for its production.
Up to 90% of the vehicle’s mass can be recycled at the end of its lifecycle. More info, including pricing and trims, will come as production starts at the beginning of 2024.
Renault Grand Kangoo at IAA Mobility
Also in Munich, Renault showed the Grand Kangoo, the extended wheelbase version of its ludo space model. It seats seven adults and offers 500 to 3 750 liters of storage space, with five removable rear seats and wider sliding doors for easier access.
It also comes with an electric powertrain, although the 45 kWh battery only offers up to 265 km range (WLTP). The Grand Kangoo can be ordered from the end of this year, with the first deliveries scheduled for early 2024.