Renault has decided to replace the Scenic with the new crossover-style version of the car named Scenic XMOD. The Renault Scenic XMOD, which is based on the outgoing car it is replacing, had its ride height raised. It also received new bumpers, sill guards, new alloy wheels and roof bars so that it gets the off-roader appearance.
The Scenic XMOD is front-wheel drive but it has a better adverse weather performance due to a new Grip Xtend traction control system.
A rotary knob on the centre console is used to manually control the Grip Xtend. The standard setting is the ‘Road’ mode, which works as a conventional traction control system. When in Loose Ground mode, engine torque is controlled. Meanwhile, braking control is optimized in low-grip surfaces.
In Expert mode, the system undertakes the braking control, letting the driver control the engine. In addition, the boot capacity of the Scenic XMOD is increased over the Scenic, standing for an increase from 522 litres to 555 litres.
Furthermore, the Scenic XMOD introduces the new design language of the Renault to the Scenic range. This look, which debuted on the new Clio that starts selling this month in the UK, will appear on the revised Grand Scenic, which otherwise remains unchanged in the Scenic range.
The Scenic XMOD and Grand Scenic are both expected to use Renault’s new R-Link infotainment system. It’s expected that the Scenic XMOD and Grand Scenic facelift will make their global debuts this March at the Geneva motor show. Additional details about their UK pricing and availability will be unveiled before their scheduled launches later in the year.