Renault Announces Facelift for Scenic

Renault has published more information about the face-lift of the Grand Scenic and Scenic models.  Among other upgrades, the cars will get some high tech equipment and more efficient engines.

The exteriors of the cars have not been changed drastically, except for slight modifications to the front bumpers and the headlights.  Buyers will now have the option of LED daytime running lights as well.  At the rear the bumpers and the lights get a new shape.

Under the bonnet it is a completely different story with a brand new range of Energy engines.  The one that will impress prospective buyers the most is the 1.6-litre dCi Energy, which boasts fuel consumption of 69mpg and produces 109bhp with only 105g/km of CO2 emissions.  There is also a more powerful version of this engine available that develops 128bhp, has CO2 emissions of 115g/km and fuel consumption of 64mpg.

The old 1.6-litre petrol engine will be replaced by a 1.2-litre turbo engine producing 114bhp.  Fuel consumption will be 20% lower than the old model and emission levels will be 135g/km.

Both optional and standard equipment have been upgraded and all Scenic models are now equipped with start assist.  The company’s Visio system, which includes an automatic headlight function and lane departure warning, will be available as an optional extra on the Scenic.

If this sounds like your dream car, you will have to wait until the beginning of 2012 to sign up for a car loan package on one of them.  Unfortunately no pricing information is available at present.

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