Renault Scenic (2003–2009)

Model History

March 2003

Slightly bigger, much better 5 or 7 seater Scenic with Renault family styling. Scenic Grande 4,259mm long; seats in 2-3-2 layout; centre three separately removable, but rearmost pair fold into the floor. Front passenger seat folds flat to provide table beside driver or carry a long load.

Drivetrain combines Renault and Nissan technology and includes Nissan auto and six-speed manual transmissions, hopefully putting an end to Renault autobox problems.

1.9dCi offers 120bhp, 0-60 in 12 seconds, top speed 118mph, economy: 49mpg, CO2: 154g/km. Other engines are 98bhp 1.4; 115bhp 1.6; 136bhp 2.0; 80bhp 1.5D; 100bhp 1.5D and 140bhp 1.9D.

March 2006

Renault Scenic facelifted. New five-seater Grand Scénic with class-leading boot space. Two new engines: flagship 2.0 dCi 150hp and first diesel automatic, 1.9 dCi 130 FAP Auto. Revised exterior styling includes xenon-look headlights, LED rear lights and new front and rear bumpers. New interior trims and enhanced cabin quality plus new options include extra tinted windows, front and rear parking sensors and MP3 compatibility. New Scénic 2006 range in UK showrooms from October 2006

June 2007

Scenic ‘Conquest’ with 20mm higher ride height and stiffened suspension launched May 2007 (2nd photo). Choice of 1.9 dCi 130 and 2.0 VVT 136. Two further engines follow September 2007. ESP with ASR traction control, rear parking sensors and roof bars. Priced £17,945 and £19,135.

September 2008

New ‘Team’ special edition launched on all three models, Scénic, Grand Scénic 5-seat and Grand Scénic 7-seat, priced from £14,495. New Scénic 2009 range structure comprises: Team, Dynamique, Dynamique S and Conquest (the latter on Scénic only). Wide choice of models with 68 versions. Available to order from October 2008, with deliveries beginning in November 2008.

What does a Renault Scenic (2003 – 2009) cost?