The Compact MPV is not the most popular class of cars, even among married people. For transportation of a life partner and a few children we prefer crossovers of different sizes. Nevertheless, the majority of car manufacturers available in the MPV model number of small, yet they offer customers, so let them not great, but steady demand for them there.
One of the most prominent representatives of Compact class – Renault Scenic III generation, which appeared on the market in 2009, replacing his predecessor, who was on the line for about six years.
Configurations and prices Renault Scenic 2013.
|1.6 Authentique MT||$25,100||1.6 petrol (110 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.6 Expression MT||$26,400||1.6 petrol (110 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|2.0 Expression CVT||$29,100||2.0 petrol (140 hp)||variable speed drive||front|
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To say that the new generation look very different from the previous car difficult. Renault Scenic 3 received a large number of elements corresponding to the current design concept of the French group. In particular, the front and rear optics, as well as the front bumper made in the style Megane hatchback and Clio. At the same time, more than obvious Compact MPV similar to the previous generation vehicle, almost completely retaining the proportions of the body.
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But look for a compact MPV is not the main thing. Renault Scenic 3 Salon easily able to accommodate five passengers. Long road hardly weary driver virtually any body type, which can without much difficulty with the convenience of a hotel in a comfortable chair with a good profile.
The only thing that may cause inconvenience to the steering – located in the central portion of the front panel of the dashboard, which is a rectangular TFT-display. The color and level of illumination of the screen can be adjusted manually, but if you want tachometer replaced by an all-digital color band.
But quite difficult in spite of such an abundance of adjustments to get the information content of the instrument. The main advantage of Renault Scenic driver – a huge glass area, providing excellent visibility.
But, no matter how high the windshield wipers of his multiple complaints. Unlike the classical version, cleaners Scenic moving in different directions from each other, but their lower position is almost at the edge of the hood, which makes the possibility of cleaning up from the ice almost unreal.
Inhabitants of the second row of seats, such difficulties are unlikely to excite. Instead of whole couch Renault Scenic 3 has three individual seats, mounted on slides, and passengers have sat down directly behind the front seats have access to a convenient folding tables.
Important in cars of this class is not only the comfort of all passengers, but also a compartment for transportation of goods, which at the Renault Scenic 3 sosoben cause envy of many competitors. The trunk of the car can take 522 liters, but not after a difficult transformation, which, however, only by men, useful space increases to 1300 liters vans. This is possible not only due to folding, but also completely removable rear sofa chairs.
We can not expect from the Renault Scenic 3 sporty dynamics and handling. The base 1.6-liter engine is offered in tandem with 6-speed manual. The process of inclusion of transfers clear and comfortable, which more than compensates for the low power of 110 hp.
A major criticism is soft clutch pedal, devoid backstop. A more powerful 2.0-liter unit makes the machine much more dynamic, but it differs impressive fuel appetite, quickly emptying the 60 liter tank.
The strongest is the technical side of Renault Scenic 3 is setting the suspension. The car, like any other the MPV, notably roll in cornering, but the comfort at cruising speeds of more than decent. Compact MPV easily swallows pits of different sizes, but when driving on the roads of poor quality, the body Scenic noticeably shaking, completely transferring the relief shape of the passenger compartment and in the passenger seat.
Updated Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic (3) 2013.
At the beginning of 2011, Renault has officially presented the updated version Scenic 3 and his seven-seat Grand Scenic modification, which in the domestic market in France, became available in January, and in the spring of the same year and reached to other countries.
Unlike cars Renault Scenic 2011 flaunts an increased number of chrome-plated parts are used in the design of the exterior, and a new front bumper, a light engineering and new design alloy wheels.
In addition, the cars have got new powertrains, including two diesel engines working volume of 1,5 and 1,6 liters, and the 1.2-liter 115 hp gasoline turbo engine, which became available in the 2012
Both systems are equipped with diesel engine “start/stop” and regenerative braking energy, which made them more economical and environmentally friendly predecessors. The first one develops 110 hp and a peak torque of 260 Nm, the second will come out 130 “horses” and 320 Nm moment.
Also, the updated Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic 3 got warning system involuntary crossing of a solid line marking, using when starting uphill and automatic switching to low beam when a distant oncoming cars at night driving.
And in 2013-th, both Compact MPV again underwent restyling, in which the received modified false radiator grille, made in the style of all the latest models of the company. The world premiere was held models at the Geneva Motor Show.
In the market acceptance of orders for Renault Scenic 2013 it began in the summer, but a year later due to low demand supply was stopped. At the time of selling the basic version of the model with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine producing 110 hp and 6-speed manual in the Authentique equipment was estimated at $25,100. The top Compact MPV modification with 140-horsepower two-liter petrol engine and CVT was worth $29,100. Cars with diesel units are available to us, as well as seven-seat Renault Grand Scenic modification.