The revised model gets a new front-end inspired by the ZOE and new Clio, and it moves the Scenic closer to the latest crop of models from design boss Laurens van den Acker. The slender grille and enlarged Renault 'lozenge' logo are the most obvious visual changes, while a new 'Dune' paint colour has also been added as an option.
The XMOD crossover model gets chunky black plastic bumpers and under body protection a unique front grille and alloy wheels and a rugged set of roof bars. However the changes are not just cosmetic - the XMOD also gets mud and snow tyres as standard and is the first Renault to get a complex new 'Grip Xtend' traction control system.
Using a rotary dial on the centre console the driver can choose between three different modes: Road, Loose ground and Expert. The loose ground mode is designed for driving on gravel, mud or snow and limits power and independently brakes any wheel that is losing traction below speeds of 25mph to help keep you moving.
The XMOD is available in two different trims: Expression+ and Dynamique TomTom and starts at £17,995 for the 1.6-litre VVT 110 petrol which makes it the cheapest Scenic in the new look range but the TomTom models are priced to match the five-seat Scenic despite the higher kit count.
There are four other engines available to choose from including the familiar and efficient 1.5 dCi 110 diesel and a new turbocharged 1.2-litre petrol with 130ps which is 15 per cent cleaner than the old 130 petrol 1.6 and has a lot more torque.
All of the diesel models are capable of well over 60mpg thanks to standard start/stop technology and boast highly competitive C02 emissions figures that make them an excellent choice for fleet buyers.
There is now only one trim to choose from for the five and seven-seat models but the Dynamique TomTom comes very well equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, sat-nav and reversing sensors. Prices for the five door start at £19,155 and for the Grand Scenic start at £20,355.