Renault Scenic Wins MPV Title at Next Green Car Awards 2011

Electric vehicles are all the rage now, but Renault proved diesel still has the answer for now at the Next Green Car Awards 2011 with their 1.6-liter dCi Scenic, a model equipped with all the fuel-saving goodies.

Judges selected the latest version of Renault’s high-selling family car as the winner of the MPV category for its low CO2 emissions of just 115 g/km and for its frugality, with up to 64.2 mpg on the combined cycle.

“Not only is the new stop-start Renault Scénic well-equipped with all the versatility needed of an MPV, it has great fuel economy and handling – all at a very reasonable price,” t
he judges agreed.

“The 2011 winners reflect the latest technologies being used by manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, which range from the clean-diesel innovations such as ‘stop-start’, ‘regen-braking’ and catalysed particulate filters,” commented Dr Ben Lane of Next Green Car.

“We’re delighted to be accepting this award from Next Green Car for our best-selling MPV. The brand new 1.6 dCi 130 is the most powerful diesel engine of its size on sale today and yet has the lowest CO2 and fuel consumption of any MPV on the market. Since it was launched at the Paris Motor Show last autumn, there has been a lot of interest in both five- and seven-seat versions fitted with this innovative engine. Such is its success, that we’re looking to extend its use on other Renault models,”
said Renault UK’s Marketing Director, Phil York.

The eagerly-anticipated Fluence Z.E. saloon and new 94 g/km ‘Eco’ Clio also took Commended respectively in the Next Generation and Supermini sections.
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