All-New Renault Scenic First Official Photo Leaked Ahead of Geneva

Earlier today, Renault released two official images of the Megane wagon, one of two compact car debuts scheduled for Geneva. But the Scenic managed to slip through the cracks as well, and we have the first official image showing it in full.
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We want to say that it looks surprisingly good, but a handsome car made by a French company is not a surprise. From some angles, the 2016 Scenic shares a resemblance to the Citroen C4 Picasso. Both have typical MPV DNA, exemplified by the A-pillar glass, bubble shape, and tall roof.

But while the Citroen looks a little droopy, its Renault rival has big shoulders at the back that are made to stand out by cutting out a portion of the door glass. The Scenic borrows elements from all its sisters and brothers, including the Clio, Captur, Espace and Talisman. The headlights are undeniably full-LED while the color may be the Arizona Orange offered by the Captur, though we can't be sure. The black roof is no doubt just one of several two-tone combinations that can be ordered.

Renault officials have already hinted that the Scenic will revolutionize the segment. We expect it to have features like a heads-up display and rear-wheel steering, features that you can't even get on the Mercedes B-Class. The engine range will probably have two of everything.

Based on the CMF-C platform, the Scenic will get to borrow all of the Megane's engines. These will include two versions of the 1.2 TCe (100 and 130 PS), two of the 1.5 dCi (90 and 109 PS), two of the 1.6 dCi (130 and 160/165 PS) and possibly two of the 1.6 turbo used in the Clio RS with 150 or 205 PS. No hybrids are planned, but a hybrid assist or mild-hybrid version of the 1.5-liter turbodiesel is going to be introduced next year.

If we had any leaked interior shots, we'd likely present you with an extensive R-Link infotainment system with an 8.7-inch display arranged in portrait style, ambient lighting, and even Alcantara leather. But we don't, so you'll just have to wait for the official debut on March 1.
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