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Renault Scenic

Renault Scenic and Grand ScenicThe fourth generation of Renault’s pioneering people carrier has only just arrived in the UK, making its debut in December 2016. It is available as a regular five-seater or seven-seater Grand Scenic version.

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Both models are built on the Renault-Nissan Alliance common module family (CMF) platform, which has already been employed across the Renault range on the Megane, Kadjar, Espace and Talisman models.

There are five engine options and four trim levels currently available, with a hybrid model expected before the middle of 2017. As well as a five-star Euro NCAP rating, Renault claims that the new Scenic is the only vehicle in its class to offer autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection as standard. Lane keeping, traffic sign recognition and auto headlight systems are also standard.

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Stuart Masson

Stuart is the Editor of The Car Expert, which he founded in 2011, and our new sister site The Van Expert. Originally from Australia, Stuart has had a passion for cars and the car industry for over thirty years. He spent a decade in automotive retail, and now works tirelessly to help car buyers by providing independent and impartial advice.


  1. I purchased a brand new Jeep 3ltr Summit on the with Sept 2015.when it was serviced the garage who sold me my car damaged the interior so I took in to a local jeep dealer.During the conversation I found out the car was 13 month old when i purchased it .Can I do anything about it.

    • Stuart Masson

      Hi Richard. A car is legally considered brand new when it is first registered, not when it was built. As long as the car complies with all legislation at time of registration, it doesn’t matter how old it is. It is very common for cars to sit around for months or even more than a year after being built before being registered.

      Your new car warranty commenced on the day it was first registered, not when it was built, so you haven’t lost anything there. A dealer is not obliged to tell you when a car was built, although if you ask then they have to answer you honestly. They are also not required to disclose minor damage unless you ask about it.

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