Renault has unveiled the new Scenic XMOD, a crossover variant of Renault’s famous MPV, at the Geneva Motor Show. The unveiling coincides with the launch of the facelifted seven seater Grand Scenic model.
The Scenic XMOD still has the typically MPV-shaped body of the Scenic but now gets Renault’s new family face, incorporating the angled narrow grille and large Renault badge that graces the front of the new Clio.
It also gets a raised ride height and a new protective bodykit, as well as chrome-finish roof bars and some new LED daytime running lights.
To go with its new rugged looks, the XMOD gets a Grip Xtend traction control system, which allows the driver to alter settings depending on the road conditions.
A new seven-inch R-Link touchscreen is the main difference in the cabin but Renault now also offers a Bose sound system, too. Top-spec XMOD cars get leather/Alcantara upholstery, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and aluminium pedals.
Renault is also introducing three new engines to the Scenic XMOD and Grand Scenic range, with the Energy TCe 130 Stop & Start introduced to a Renault for the first time. It’s 15 per cent more efficient than the old TCe 130.
The Scenic XMOD and the facelifted Grand Scenic are expected to go on sale in the UK in May. Prices for the XMOD are expected to rise by £800 over the current Scenic MPV, which starts at £18,335.