Scenic and Koleos take it easy

Cynon Valley - - MOTORS WALES - DAVID WHINYATES news­desk@waleson­

LIFE is about to get eas­ier for buy­ers in­ter­ested in the Re­nault Scénic, Grand Scénic and Koleos mod­els as the French maker sim­pli­fies the num­ber of avail­able trim and power op­tions.

In an ex­ten­sion of the EasyLife ini­tia­tive first seen on the Clio, Cap­tur and Mé­gane ranges, the num­ber of vari­ants on the Scenic and Grand Scenic has been re­duced from four to three while only two vari­a­tions on the Koleos theme will be avail­able.

En­try level ver­sions of the Scénic and Grand Scénic are badged as Play mod­els – re­plac­ing the pre­vi­ous Ex­pres­sion+ - with mid-range mod­els dubbed as Iconic and a high-spec Sig­na­ture trim at the top of the range. Koleos now has a two-trim line-up, start­ing with Iconic and pro­gress­ing to GT Line.

The new Scenic and Grand Scenic Play mod­els come with ex­tra tech­nol­ogy over the pre­vi­ous en­try level ver­sions in­clud­ing rear park­ing sen­sors and smart­phone repli­ca­tion via Ap­ple CarPlay and An­droid Auto.

The mid-point of the re­vised Scénic and Grand Scénic line-up is the Iconic trim, which is sim­i­lar to the Dy­namique Nav of the pre­vi­ous range .

The top of the range Sig­na­ture spec re­places the Dy­namique S Nav and has a big­ger touch­screen, panoramic sun­roof and leather up­hol­stery.

The EasyLife phi­los­o­phy has also been ap­plied to the choice of en­gines with just two power units on of­fer – a new 1.3-litre En­ergy TCe 140hp tur­bocharged petrol unit and a 120hp, 1.5 litre tur­bod­iesel.

And the EasyLife con­cept will also be eas­ier on buyer’s pock­ets, for the start­ing prices of the new mod­els have been cut to £21,390 for the Scenic and £23,190 for the Grand Scenic – re­duc­tions of £620.

Koleos buy­ers will also ben­e­fit from lower prices with the new range now start­ing at £27,495, a re­duc­tion of £550 com­pared to the pre­vi­ous line-up.

A long list of stan­dard equip­ment makes up the Koleos Iconic.

The Koleos GT Line bris­tles with equip­ment and comes with full LED head­lights and leather up­hol­stery with heated front seats. The tail­gate is au­to­matic, while the colour touch­screen is 8.7-inches in size.

Both Koleos mod­els are avail­able in two or four-wheel drive with Re­nault’s two-litre dCi 175hp diesel en­gine.

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