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Renault Grand Scenic 2.0 dCi: Test Drive (continued)

Date: 24 April 2009   |   Author: Dan Trent

Renault Grand Scenic seats
Category: Mini-MPV
P11D price: £21,270
Key rival: Citroen C4 Grand Picasso

Dynamique spec is the expected best seller. Standard features include auto lights and wipers, combined cruise control/speed limiter and access to various options bundles, badged Comfort, Convenience, Navigation and so on. The latter includes an upgraded stereo and full DVD-based nav but adds £1950 to the price.

But there's also the P11D-friendly option of a £450 Carminat TomTom system, fully integrated into the car's dash but enabling PC-based upgrades and downloads via a removable SD card.

Engine-wise Renault expects sales to be dominated by the 177g/km 1.6 VVT and new 173g/km 1.4 TCe 130 petrol units. Corporate customers naturally drawn to diesel will find the dCi 106, which records an impressive 138g/km but costs up to £2000 more than the TCe 130, or the new particulate filter-equipped dCi 160. Powerful and refined, it is, however, only available from Dynamique upwards and starts at £21,495. CO2 of 173g/km and a combined average of 42.8mpg are decent figures, though (if over the capital allowance 160g/km threshold), especially given the brawny power outputs from this Nissan-Renault developed engine.

There's also a 1.9-litre dCi 130 that achieves 50.4mpg and 149g/km and comprehensively outguns the comparable Verso 2.0 D-4D.

Comfortable and refined on the move, the Grand Scenic never feels cumbersome despite its internal capacity, and bar a whisper of turbulence around the A-pillars is a very relaxing place to spend time.

Navigating the price list to find the ideal engine and spec will take some time, but Renault's class and experience in the MPV field is obvious throughout.

Renault Grand Scenic 2.0 dCi 160
FAP Dynamique 5dr manual
P11D price£21,270
Model price range£14,995-£23,695
Fuel consumption42.8mpg
CO2 (tax) 173g/km (25%)
BIK 20/40% per month£89/£177
Service interval18,000mls
Insurancegroup 9E
Boot space (min/max)208/2063 litres
Engine size/power1998cc/160PS
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.5secs
On sale 15 May 2009
VerdictImproved interior and
impressive engine range,
but diesels are pricey



Improved interior and impressive engine range, but diesels are pricey