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Renault Scenic XMOD Unveiled Ahead of Geneva

Back in December, we showed you the very first photos of a beefier version of the Renault Scenic testing in Arctic conditions in Sweden. We believed this to be a re-interpretation of the old Scenic RX4 introduced on the first scenic, and indeed it is, only without the all-wheel drive.
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Official photos and details were released today by Renault to announce the arrival of the new Scenic XMOD model which will debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show 2013.

This attractive looking MPV features an increase in ground clearance, beefy black plastic armor cladding and roof rails. The french carmaker didn't go too much into detail when it came to the powertrain that makes this a completely different vehicle compare to the regular Scenic. However, they did tell us it will be available with the a brand new Energy TCe 130 engine and front-wheel drive.

"Scenic XMOD is the first vehicle in the Renault range to feature the all-new Extended Grip system. This advanced traction control system enables the vehicle to grip the roadconfidently under difficult driving conditions (snow, mud, sand, etc.). Manually activating the rotary control positioned on the centre console, the driver can choose from three types of assistance," Renault says about their traction control system for the Scenic XMOD.

If you put in Expert mode, the Extended Grip manages the braking system which acts like a fake differential to send torque to whichever wheel can use it. There's also a 'Road' mode, where traction control works just like on any other normal car.

 
 
 
 
 

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