Electric Renault Scenic teased ahead of September reveal

  • Renault’s family Scenic model is set for an EV makeover to join the electric Megane, Zoe, and Twingo family
  • Named the Renault Scenic E-Tech electric, the car will debut at the IAA Mobility show in Munich this September
  • The vehicle maintains much of the design language from last year’s Scenic Vision concept

The upcoming Scenic’s silhouette

Renault has teased us with photos of the upcoming all-electric Scenic in its pre-production form. This comes shortly after it graced us with similar shots of its upcoming small retro-inspired Renault 5 EV.

The company is calling the Scenic “the family car for tomorrow”. These new teaser photos show how much of last year’s Scenic Vision concept design stays retained. The snaps suggest it could be a great option for people who want an electric and practical family car that still ranks high in the styling department.

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It called the earlier concept a “step further towards more responsible, safer cars packed with innovation and technology for the planet and the people”. So, we can expect sustainable materials and end of life recyclability to be a key factor in the new Scenic.

Compared to the original Scenic introduced at the turn of the century, the shape has evolved from a boxy-looking MPV to a sleek and sporty SUV.

What can we expect from the Renault Scenic?

The Scenic E-tech will use the CMF-EV platform, the same already used in the Megane E-tech and the similarly-sized Nissan Ariya. Both offer over 300 miles of range, and have 0-60mph times around the 7 second mark. We can therefore expect similarly impressive performance from the upcoming Scenic.

The concept also had a Hydrogen fuel cell element combined with the battery to extend range. However, this seems unlikely in the final product, given cost considerations, and the current unviability of hydrogen, something that was discussed onstage at EV LIVE earlier this month.

This new Scenic will not have a seven-seat option, but Renault have not ruled out a future EV with third row thrones. If the company made one in the future, it could rival other large electric family cars such as the Tesla Model X and Mercedes EQB.

Renault will reveal the final car at Munich’s IAA Mobility show, on September 4th.

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