SCENIC FUTURE IN THE BALANCE
The future of the Renault Scenic and Grand Scenic is in doubt, according to Renault chief operating officer Thierry Bolloré.
The current generation was only launched in 2016, but the model’s future is uncertain for a further generation. MPVS, such as the Scenic and Grand Scenic, have fallen heavily out of favour with buyers, while SUVS reign supreme.
Bolloré said: “For the next generation, there is a question: do we just have SUVS [or] do we continue to have MPVS?” However, he also said it is “interesting to have an offer that isn’t just SUVS”.
In Europe, Scenic and Grand Scenic sales peaked in 2004 at 319,131 units. Now, sales are around the 105,000 mark but have been broadly consistent for the past few years.
Renault now offers three SUVS in Europe: the Captur, Kadjar and Koleos, which account for almost a third of its sales.