2017 Renault Scenic Accurately Rendered

Come mid-2016, Renault will introduce a brand new generation of the Scenic. We don't know much about it, but company officials say it will be so good that you'll forget all about crossovers. Let's hope they are right, because we didn't exactly fall in love with the Kadjar.
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Like foie gras, truffles and escargot, MPVs are a typical French thing. Some of us have learned to appreciate them, but the recent rise of the SUV means Europeans had a falling-out with this family car.

Let's be honest here and admit that we'd rather sample waterboard torture than have to drive an MPV for the rest of our lives. Ford tried to fix this by installing the Focus ST engine on an S-Max, but it didn't catch on.

Nevertheless, family cars have been getting better and better over the years. Our best example of why you shouldn't consider suicide when the first kid arrives is the Mercedes B-Class, which we tested earlier this year. It's got high-speed stability, basically the same interior as other respectable Mercs and the 1.5-liter diesel engine isn't bad either.

Speaking of which, the new Scenic will have the same thing under its sculpted hood. Every engine should be shared with the 2016 Megane, meaning two versions of the 1.2 TCe, two of the 1.5 dCi, and two more of the 1.6 dCi. It's simple.

Unlike the B-Class, Renault's new Scenic probably won't have all-wheel drive. We're not saying that it needs to, but some people might want the rear wheels to do some of the work occasionally. Regarding transmissions, Renault will continue to rely only on the 6-speed manual and twin-clutch EDC automatic developed by Getrag.

Based on our recent spyshots, we've determined that the 2017 Renault Scenic rendering above, made by Theophilus Chin, is an accurate one. Not only does the MPV share its underpinnings with the Megane but it also has its eyes and nose.


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