Renault has breathed new life into a category of car that looked all but certain to be fading out. The MPV class was the top of the pops in the 1990s, with Renault’s Scenic being at the forefront when it was originally released in 1996. However, over the last two decades with the advent of the SUV, the MPV has all but become obsolete, with sales figures flagging and desire dwindling.
Never ones to back down from a challenge, the good folk at Renault have risen to the occasion with the new look Scenic. Unveiled at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show it is hoped that the Renault Scenic will make drivers “fall in love again” as they once did with this dazzling new additions older sibling 20 years ago, according to Laurens van den Acker, VP of corporate design.
And by this we literally mean fall in love with each other (although we are sure that you’ll love the car as well). Speaking exclusively to Auto Express in the UK, Renault’s design boss Laurens Van Den Acker has stated that the new Renault Scenic will “play the role of Cupid for stressed parents” all over the world. He wants this new addition to Renault’s European Automobile Selection to rekindle romance in households across Europe and further added that:
“Many mini vans are driven by parents who look like they don’t love each other – I want them to fall in love again and we hope that the new Scenic will help them do that.”