2016 Renault Scenic spotted – first pictures
Source : 2016 Renault Scenic spotted – first pictures
Renault’s next-generation Scenic will challenge conventions which has a radical overhaul, says design boss Laurens van den Acker
The next-generation Renault Scenic has been spotted testing for the very first time ahead of its planned launch next year.
These camouflaged test mules give little away about your vehicle’s design, nevertheless Renault design boss Laurens van den Acker has said the Scenic must be reinvented as a more practical, more modern vehicle or ‘die’.
Speaking to Autocar at the recent Frankfurt motor show, van den Acker said: “I feel the Scenic is usually due an overhaul – a radical change. Remember Renault invented the segment nevertheless then launched evolutions of the theme from the second along with third generations of the cars. During of which time the segment has come under serious pressure, to the point of which we must reinvent the Scenic or let This specific die.”
Van den Acker said the fresh style might “challenge the sector,” hinting of which the Scenic may follow the route of some other MPVs into becoming more of a crossover shape. Indeed, these early prototypes appear to be raised up compared to the current Scenic.
“There’s still a long way to go, nevertheless once Scenic is usually out there, along with our fresh D segment crossover is usually launched next year, we’ll be in a position to start thinking about renewing along with reinventing.
“This specific’s hard, when you are used to starting revolutions, to think about keeping established codes fresh each time, nevertheless I think the key will be for us to mix This specific up as we have done already. Clio was faithful to the sector’s codes, Captur was more innovative.
“Kadjar evolved what Capture had done nevertheless hasn’t challenged any established practices, whereas fresh Scenic will challenge the sector for sure. Talisman is usually very traditional, Espace is usually something fresh. We can mix these ideas up.
“We still have a long way to go in my view. Yes, we’ll have an all-fresh range soon, along with evolving of which brings a fresh mindset, nevertheless I don’t see the end of the revolution at Renault just yet.”
The fresh Scenic is usually scheduled to be launched at the Geneva motor show in March 2016, before going on sale from the UK later next year.
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