The Renault Scenic, the car which created the compact MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) sector ten years ago, continues to ride high in the UK sales charts, so to ensure that it stays that way, a new special edition has been created, based on the best-selling, mid-range Dynamique model, called Dynamique S and priced from £16,620. Making the latest addition to the high-selling Scenic range even more appealing is the £1,200 cashback that these new models attract if ordered by 30th June 2006, making prices start from as little as £15,420.
The Scenic and larger, seven-seat Grand Scenic ranges already boast one special edition, Oasis, where the emphasis is on comfort and convenience, whereas the newcomer places it even more firmly on sporty style and luxury. The great news for buyers is that this does not come with a hefty price tag as the thirteen versions of the Dynamique S offer £1,500 worth of extra equipment, for only £500 more than their standard Dynamique equivalents – representing a saving of £1,000 if all of the options were bought separately.
The bonus equipment on the latest Scenic special edition includes: 16" ‘Louxor’ alloy wheels, automatic climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, dark grey part leather upholstery, sliding centre storage unit (including integrated armrests, courtesy lights, accessory power point and cupholders). In addition to the extra kit, core equipment on Dynamique models includes: ABS with EBD (electronic brake distribution), automatic windscreen wipers and headlamps, alarm (category 1), front and rear electric windows, leather steering wheel and gear knob and satin chrome door handles.
Of the thirteen models, seven are available in Scenic and the remaining six in Grand Scenic, including the "UK’s greenest MPV" as highlighted by MSN Cars, Grand Scenic dCi 106. With carbon dioxide emissions of 144 grams per kilometre – a measly 20.57 grams for each of the seven passengers it can carry – this car fits into the 18% tax band, allowing you to enjoy your luxuries with a clear conscience while you look after both your wallet and the planet.
The new Dynamique S versions come in a choice of three petrol engines and two diesels, with three gearboxes, including an automatic, with pricing starting from £16,620 for the 1.6 VVT 111, rising to £19,820 for the dCi 130 6-speed FAP.