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The Renault Scenic Xmod has been revealed ahead of the MPV-turned-compact-crossover’s world premiere on March 5 at the Geneva motor show.

A redesigned and reinterpreted replacement for the Renault Scenic – a model that first came onto the MPV scene in 1996 – the new Renault Scenic Xmod combines the current styling trends of the crossover market with the previous MPV’s space and practicality.

The Renault Scenic Xmod provides 555 litres of boot capacity, 71 litres of additional in-cabin stowage space, and independent, folding and removable seats that allow for a range of seating configurations.

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The new Scenic Xmod is also the French manufacturer’s first vehicle to feature the brand’s all-new Grip Xtend traction control system. The system is intended to improve vehicle traction under “difficult driving conditions” such as mud, sand and fresh snow. Drivers can manually activate the system via a rotary control positioned on the Xmod’s centre console, with three types of assistance selectable: Expert, where the system manages the braking system while leaving the driver in full control of engine torque; Road, operates as a conventional traction control system automatically taking control once over 40km/h; and Loose Ground, with the system optimising both braking control and engine torque in relation to the available grip.

The Renault Scenic Xmod gets a raised ground clearance, unique alloy wheels, special front and rear bumpers, sill guards, chrome-finish roof bars, and LED daytime running lights across its range. Inside the Xmod’s swooping dash is dominated by a seven-inch touchscreen multimedia system and digital instrument display.

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Premium spec versions also receive a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminium-capped pedals and gear lever knob, leather and Alcantara upholstery pack, and Bose stereo system.

Despite Renault Scenic sales ceasing in Australia in 2009, Renault Australia’s Emily Ambrosy told CarAdvice that at this stage there are no plans to bring the new Scenic to our shores.

Further details on the new Renault Scenic Xmod will be released at its Geneva unveiling, where it will be joined by the all-new Renault Captur compact SUV.

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  • Golfschwein

    I’m a big fan of Renault’s new look.

    • dave

      Same here! This looks good inside and out

    • Zaccy16

      i agree, i am too, they are going in the right direction renault to replace the current range of under engineered models (except for rs265)

  • Crummydore

    That looks nice!

  • Tex

    According to the article, this is a replacement for the Scenic? I assumed it would be an additional model, not replacing the Scenic though?

    Looks fantastic! The front corporate nose is well designed and cohesive. Does remind me of the popularity of the Scenic RX4 that was launched here soon after Renault returned to Australia in 2001.

    Hopefully we will see this here in Australia sometime soon – would be an alternative to the Dualis crop.

    • http://www.bryanbyrtrenault.com.au/ Modern Man

      This is a new model as they also released the new front end treatment on the regular scenic and grand scenic.

      oooo how i want these here.

  • TheRealThomas

    Looks like a great SUV. Unfortunately Renault Australia will keep the Koleos as the price for a French built SUV would not be feasible in our market.

  • Poison_Eagle

    The RX4 was cooler with the spare tyre on the back.

  • Norm

    Always loved the Scenic concept. Exterior looks good here. Dash is all a bit swoopy and overdone for me but would be great to see a strong Renault product line up here.

  • PROJET-L

    Bring back the Scenic Renault….