The Renault Grand Scenic has been spotted in India recently. The Toyota Innova rivalling MPV is most probably here for benchmarking purposes and isn’t likely to be launched as of now.
Renault has been testing the Grand Scenic MPV which is a Toyota Innova rival in the Indian market. The car has been spotted without any camouflage earlier as well. But the general notion is that it is here for benchmarking purposes considering the Renault Lodgy launch is nearing now. The car that has been spotted recently is the pre-facelift model of the third generation of the MPV which was launched in the year 2009 followed by a facelift in 2013.
The Renault Grand Scenic has received many car of the year awards globally for both the MPV as well as the hatchback guise over the past years. But, the product is almost at the end of its life cycle now. Thus chances of it being launched in India are very slim. The vehicle comes with four engine options globally – a 1.2-litre turbo petrol producing 115 BHP, 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine producing 110 BHP, 1.5-litre dCi diesel powerplant producing 110 BHP and the range topping 1.6-litre diesel motor belting out 130 BHP. The 1.5-litre dCi power plant does duty on a variety of cars in India including the Pulse, Scala and Duster and their badge engineered cousins from Nissan.
The Renault Grand Scenic has a lot of things going for it. It is a 7-seater MPV with sliding and reclining middle row and folding seats in order to increase the luggage carrying capacity. Although the last row of seats aren’t very spacious, they can accommodate two people in reasonable comfort for short distances. The chances of it being launched in India are bleak but if launched, we expect it to be priced between Rs. 13-16 lakhs which would make it slightly cheaper than the Innova and would help it give a tough fight to the Toyota.
Source – Motoroids.com