SCENIC FU­TURE IN THE BAL­ANCE

Autocar - - PARIS MOTOR SHOW -

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.

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