Renault Scenic 1.5T dCi Privilege Review
The Curious Case Of The Multi-Pocketed Mango

clifford chow
22 May 2018
 

The Renault Scenic is just like it’s larger Grand Scenic MPV sibling, but minus its last row of seats.

So this is an MPV without the last row of seats… Or is this a large hatchback… Or is this an SUV. Well Renault certainly thinks so, adding further to the confusion, since it does bear the same “Scenic” moniker.

The shortened overall length isn’t immediately noticeable, as the car successfully carries over just about all the design cues of its larger sibling, apart from the very different rear tail lamps and boot lid.

As a design exercise, the Scenic certainly is pleasing to the eye. The honey yellow paint job of our test car certainly makes the car “pop”, especially under strong sunlight.

Since the overall length is 4,635mm, 228mm shorter than its “Grand” sibling, yet almost at the same height, the car does look rather cute. There is plenty of glass surrounding the cabin, and the like its larger sibling, the “A” pillar stretches far forward and sits over the hub of the front wheel, while the front of the car gets quite a bit of an overhang as compared to the rear. At the rear, there is a fancy up-swung “C” pillar, which when viewed from the side, almost mimics the rear wing of a sports car.

The large 20” rims are standard fixtures on the car, something rather unusual for a car in this class. While they look fabulous (apart from revealing tiny brakes), we would also say that tyre cost will be somewhat slightly higher in this respect.

Overall, the Scenic presents itself as a cheeky-yet chic family car for five.

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SGD 118,999 (8 Apr 2021)

Based on OMV, this car is eligible for minimum 40% down payment

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Engine

Engine Capacity 1461cc Turbocharged
Engine Type Inline 4
Power 110bhp @ 4000rpm
Torque 260Nm @ 1750rpm
Power to Weight 73.3 bhp per ton

Performance

Acceleration 12.4s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 184 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 25.0 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Drive Type FF
Steering Electric

Measurements

Body Type MPV
Dimension
(L x W x H)
(4407 x 1866 x 1645) mm
Wheelbase 2734 mm
Turning Circle 11.18 metres
Kerb Weight 1501 kg
Boot Capacity 572 L
Boot Capacity (folded) 1554 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 53 L

Brakes

Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Discs