Reborn as a Crossover: Renault Scenic XMOD
The new Renault Scenic XMOD model will enrich the automotive world, being reborn as a crossover. It has a sporty and elegant stance, raised ground clearance and special alloy wheels.
The crossover-inspired design includes special front and rear bumpers, sill guards and chrome-finish roof bars across the range. Furthermore, the front end combines Renault's new design identity and signature LED daytime running lights for more distinctiveness.
The logo of the brand at the front has made bigger and set against a gloss black background. This is the new grille, which expresses the new design language of the famous French automaker.
In terms of interior, this Scenic modification features wide range technology equipment: fixed centre console, rotary control for the all-new Grip Xtend traction control system, multi-directional joystick control for the Renault R-Link 7" touchscreen multimedia system with customizable TFT display.
The top-of-the-range includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminium-capped pedals and gear lever knob and new interior appointments, new stitched upholstery, Leather/Alcantara Pack, Bose® tailor-engineered sounds with excellent acoustic performance.
What is more, the XMOD features the Grip Xtend system, which is an advanced traction control system that helps the crossover to grip the road confidently under difficult driving conditions. There are three modes here: "Expert" mode, where the Grip Xtend operates the braking system, while leaving the driver in full control of the engine torque.
The second one is the "Road" mode, where the driver is being offered conventional traction control settings. And at last the "Loose Ground" mode, which maximizes the braking control and engine torque control as a function of available grip.
The vehicle will be offered three new Energy powertrains. Especially noteworthy is the brand-new TCe 130 Stop & Start engine, boasting a 15% improvement on fuel consumption over the previous TCe 130 unit, equivalent to a combined-cycle saving of more than 1 litre/100km.
Renault Scénic XMOD will make its official debut on 5th of March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.