Just a few days ago, Renault presented the Scenic Vision prototype, a concept car that advances the lines of its next electric SUV, scheduled for 2024. Although during its more than 25 years on the market the Scenic has been a compact minivan, in Its fifth generation will adopt an SUV aesthetic that will allow it to better adapt to current customer tastes.
Located in the C segment (compact SUV), the Renault Scenic E-TECH should have dimensions quite similar to the prototype, which is 4.49 meters long, 1.90 meters wide, 1.59 meters high, and has a battle of 2,835 millimeters. Therefore, it will be a rival to models like the Peugeot e-3008, whose launch is scheduled for next year.
The Renault Scenic E-TECH will be based on the CMF-EV modular platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, which is already used in the Megane E-TECH, which is available with two engines (136 and 218 hp) and two batteries (40 and 60 kWh). However, it is most likely that the new model will have some changes in its mechanical offer.
To begin with, the 40 kWh battery could disappear, making an appearance of an 87 kWh pack like the one already mounted on the Nissan Ariya. While with the 60 kWh battery it should be around 400 km WLTP of autonomy, with the 87 kWh battery it could be capable of reaching about 580 km WLTP. Initially, it will only be available with front-wheel drive, although we should not rule out the appearance of versions with all-wheel drive.
The Renault Scenic E-TECH will use the CMF-EV platform
The French SUV will debut an evolution of the brand’s design language, halfway between the muscular look of the Megane E-TECH and the simplicity of the future R5. Its optical groups will merge with the mustache that will preside over the front and will be complemented by two diamond-shaped modules located on the sides of the bumper.
The wide wheelbase and the low beltline will make its family orientation clear, marking distances with the sportier Megane E-TECH. The pilots, for their part, will flee from the elongated shapes of most of the current proposals of the diamond firm, betting on a completely new L-shaped design.
Inside, the leading role will fall on the OpenR display, which will combine a digital panel with a large touch screen in landscape format. This panel will integrate the Android Automotive OS operating system, developed by Alphabet (Google). Therefore, it will incorporate apps such as Google Maps and Google Assistant as standard.