Evaluation of Renault Scenic
Diesel will power Renault’s sales within two years, with the company conservatively estimating that 30% of their passenger sales will be dCi models.
In fact, that number is likely to be half, which is why Renault sees the new 1.9-liter Diesel engine as a key vehicle to build recognition of the dCi range, despite people anticipating. Ants only sell 15-20 cars a month.
Renault has sold Megane and Laguna diesel engines here but sees the need – sooner rather than later – to provide an oil burner in every segment.
For a company that sold just 2897 passenger cars in Australia last year, landscapes occupy a small but very important position.
Renault CEO Rudi Koenig acknowledged that diesel engines would reduce sales from gasoline models, but said that was what customers wanted.
Mr. Koenig said that we saw customers traveling abroad and often rented a sightseeing diesel engine, came back and asked for a diesel model here.
It is fair to say that we have lost some sales because we do not yet have diesel engines.
The dCi is stacked well compared to Scenic’s two-liter petrol models, with 96kW and 250Nm of torque compared to 98kW / 191Nm.
Despite comparable performance, the diesel engine has a much more moderate thirst, dropping 7.1 liters of fuel after every 100km to gasoline at 8.6 liters / 100km of petrol, with the equivalent emissions reduced.
In a parking lot full of soft pedestrians and crossover carriages, Attractions stand out as a car driver – and for that striking rear end.
Like the engine, the styling is lifted from the Megane hatch, and Mr. Koenig says it is slowly being accepted by buyers.
Megane Megane was ahead of its time when it was introduced but now other companies have followed the trend (bulging behind) and it has been accepted, he said.
The landscape for me was a real disappointment. . . It is a very good product not yet found in this market.
Koenig admits Scenic’s compact exterior size can counteract the car, with families not putting it on the shopping list because they don’t realize how much interior space is available. This is a genuine five or seven-seater, with no weight penalty for a four-wheel-drive vehicle, but still has the same hip access to easily load and unload children and strollers, he said. to speak.
The diesel model is only available with five seats and as a four-speed automatic. It costs $ 37,990.
And there aren’t many options you’ll need to mark – the standard set includes electronic stability control, brake force distribution and curtain airbags.
At typical acceleration, it is a quiet and smooth driving unit, with the mid-range urge to make urban speed pass easily. Using more right legs will create a drone that is muted when the engine holds the second gear until you reach the cruising speed, but the noise of the children will probably be submerged.
The treatment is completely benign – this is a car you will carry small treasures – with stability control intervening on the first loss of grip.
Visibility is another powerful suit, with landscapes easily parked and reversed. There is enough storage under the seat and in the door to store toys, pens and books needed for family entertainment, and the rear seats will slide back for extra legroom if you have more adults to transport. moved on.