The Renault Scenic is poised to undergo a transformation into an electric crossover, positioned above the compact-sized Megane E-Tech.
Renault is on the brink of unveiling the all-new fully electric Scenic E-Tech at the IAA Mobility Show in a matter of days. However, ongoing development work is evident, as seen in spy shots captured by our reader Christian, who spotted a camouflaged prototype of the EV in a public parking space.
This Renault Scenic E-Tech prototype was sighted in the town of Etretat, located along the north coast of France. The vibrant camouflage closely resembles that revealed in the official gallery back in mid-July, providing a more detailed look compared to earlier spy shots.
In general, the production version retains a resemblance to the 2022 Renault Scenic Vision concept, albeit with several toned-down elements. These modifications include thicker lighting units, conventional mirrors, smaller-diameter wheels, and slightly adjusted proportions. Notably, the fifth generation of the Renault Scenic departs from the minivan silhouette of its predecessors, adopting a more distinct crossover stance.
The new Scenic showcases Renault’s novel split LED headlight treatment, initially introduced by the concept and now adopted by the facelifted Clio supermini and the Rafale SUV flagship. The profile highlights futuristic alloy wheels with a design inspired by Peugeot, flush door handles, and plastic cladding. The clear taillights have expanded compared to the concept, extending further below the sharp edges of the pronounced rear shoulders and tailgate.
In terms of size, the Scenic appears relatively compact, as indicated by its proximity to a first-generation Peugeot 2008 parked adjacent. The concept measured 4,490 mm (176.8 inches) in length, positioning it at the apex of Renault’s EV lineup above the 4,199 mm (165.3 inches) long Megane E-Tech. The five-seater interior is expected to uphold the family-friendly heritage of the nameplate by offering substantial practicality.
While the original concept featured an unconventional electric-hydrogen powertrain, the production version will adopt a battery-electric configuration based on the CMF-EV architecture. It’s likely that the Scenic will be available with a single electric motor producing 215 hp (160 kW / 218 PS), akin to the Renault Megane E-Tech, as well as dual electric motors producing 389 hp (290 kW / 394 PS), similar to the Nissan Ariya.
Further details about the Renault Scenic E-Tech will be unveiled in its official debut, which is just around the corner. In the meantime, take a look at the lightly camouflaged prototypes in the gallery below.
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