1991 came the Scenic concept car (reveiled at Frankfurt Show), a design study which was "an invitation to travel" - a study in space, comfort and safety. Scenic was a technological showcase packed with plenty of technical features, it had for intance a navigationsystem called Carminet.
With Scenic, Renault created the compact MPV, revolutionizing the industry with another new category of vehicle. This concept car was a technological showcase, a design study aimed at producing a 21st-century family vehicle embodying Renault’s idea of the "car for life and living". The "invitation to travel" theme was thoroughly developed in this cocoon-like vehicle, through form, colour and trim, but also through its functional innovations and safety features.
- Revolutionary exterior architecture: the first compact MPV
- Absence of centre pillar means the two right-side doors form a single opening, sliding towards each other to offer easy access to the cabin, delivering new levels of space, warmth and comfort
- Single sliding door on driver’s side, which gives Scenic previously unattained stiffness and strength, particularly in the event of lateral impact
- Double floor housing chassis and two stowage holds plus luggage stowage area, accessible via opening both inside and outside the car
- Optimized use of recyclable materials
- Seat-mounted safety belts, two child safety restraints, driver airbag and drowsiness detector for unbeatable safety performance
- Automatic door locking and micro-cameras for rear-view vision
- ABS coupled to automatic transmission and automatic tyre pressure monitoring
- Power steering, four-wheel drive and automatic load levelling system at the rear for a safe, easy and comfortable drive every time
- 150bhp 2.0-litre multivalve engine
- Automatic transmission controlled by keyboard replacing conventional gear lever