The 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March saw Renault take the wraps off the new Scénic (subject of our cover story on A&D no. 217). It is now the turn of the new Grand Scénic, a striking, compact MPV with pioneering proportions.

Born to be a family vehicle par excellence, comes with either five or seven seats and features a fresh approach in term of its design, including Chrome or Metal Grey accessories, sculpted forms and body sides, and a distinctive belt line towards the rear which combine to produce a fluid, elegant silhouette.

The Easy Life sliding centre console has evolved in order to cover the new requirements of both front and rear passengers. The front part of the console offers a lit stowage area protected by a sliding cover, plus an integrated armrest, while the rear passengers have access to their own dedicated storage space.

Cabin modularity and travelling comfort – which are two strengths that have helped to forge the Scénic’s reputation – have been through to ensure that the needs of families are met even more closely. A One Touch Folding Seat function allows the rear seats to be folded automatically to obtain a flat floor and facilitate loading.