“SCENIC 2 and SCENIC 3 PUSHED BACK THE BOUNDARIES”In 2003, the second generation Scenic became a range as the only MPV in the compact segment to offer 3 versions: a short 5-seater version at 4.30 m and two long Grand Scenic 5 or 7-seater versions at 4.50m.
Inside, the Scenic 2 reinforced the genius of its elder brother with the addition of a sliding central armrest, central instrument panel with digital display, centre console with raised gear lever, and over 91 litres of storage space throughout the passenger compartment. Light flooded through the windscreen and panoramic sunroof to increase the spacious feel of the interior.
With the third generation, which appeared in 2009, the spaciousness was unparalleled. There were 92 litres of storage space, whilst knee-room for the second row and space for the third row were at the top in the category. Flexibility was pushed to the limits with a fold-flat second row and front passenger seat. Light levels and visibility were boosted by the set-back windscreen pillars. The passenger compartment was bathed in light.
“We were at the highpoint of cars for living in the 90s at Renault. We really did want a true family vehicle with a place for everyone”, recalls Louis Morasse, who helped to reach this summit.