Renault Scenic RXI 2.0
The Renault Scénic is widely known as the first compact MPV ever released in Europe, built by French manufacturer Renault. It gained European Car of the Year award upon launch in late 1996 due to its innovative concept, a five-seater vehicle with the chassis of the Mégane, a small family car produced by Renault. It came with 1.4L, 1.6L "Energy", 1.8L "F-type" petrol and 1.9L diesel engines, all derived from the Mégane. Renault aimed the Scénic at those looking for a practical MPV but unable to buy the larger and more expensive Espace. To their surprise, the Scénic ended up being immensely successful and they had to increase production to 2500 cars per day in order to keep up with demand.
Phase 2 (1999)
Two years after its launch, the Scénic underwent a restyle where the front was slightly revised. It was introduced with 16-valve engines and had its official name changed from Mégane Scenic to Renault Scénic. This version is still produced in Brazil with engines capable of running on flexible fuel.
The 4WD variety of the original Scénic, the Scénic RX4, was released with a viscous centre differential, rear suspension redesign (which eliminated the spare wheel well and moved the spare wheel to the rear hatch) and higher suspension travel. The steering was provided by a 2.0 litre Mégane engine with limited low-end torque. In 2003, production was stopped and there are no plans to create a replacement.
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