Spyshots: 2017 Renault Scenic Test Mule Previews Much Wider Body

All sorts of weird things are happening in car town this week: Top Gear is over, the BMW M5 is going hybrid and Renault is going crazy. Yes, crazy. They've just announced a new sedan called the Talisman, which is going to be the wooden stake through the heart of the Laguna. The Scenic MPV might also change in a dramatic way.
2017 Renault Scenic Test Mule Previews Much Wider Body 8 photos
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2017 Renault Scenic Test Mule
Who would want to buy an MPV anyway? They are dorky and boring, so sales have been declining over the years. That's why Renault could be switching things up with a soft-roading model to replace the Scenic.

This test mule spied in Spain is based on the current Scenic. But it has huge fender flares, which signal that the model being developed is about 10 centimeters (4 inches) wider. A modest increase in ground height also suggests the Scenic is getting ready for the weekend adventure.

French media has reported Renault will launch the new Scenic in 2017. It will be built in France on the CMF-C modular platform and fit in the range under the Kadjar. Already, the first steps towards becoming buffer were taken when the XMOD model was launched.

We'll get our first taste of the powertrains to be offered when Renault debuts the new Megane hatchback early next year. Sources suggest hybrid technology will be introduced in order offer an automobile that consumes 2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. (French government incentives)

Styling is believed to be inspired by the Renault R-Espace Concept of 2011. It's part of the Initiale Paris range of studies, which have already influenced the Clio, Captur and Espace. Expect an airy cabin with more digital displays and connectivity features.
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