Renault unveils 'crossover' MPV

Last updated 10:03 05/02/2013

Renault is unveiling a new 'crossover' MPV, the Scenic XMOD.

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Renault will unveil a new 'crossover MPV' at the Geneva Motorshow next month. 

The Scenic XMOD combines the outdoor cues of a crossover with the refined world of an MPV, Renault says. 

With raised ground clearance and alloy wheels, the car features an expressive crossover-inspired design: special front and rear bumpers, sill guards and chrome-finish roof bars across the range. 

The new front end incorporates Renault’s new design identity and signature LED daytime running lights. 

Inside the Scenic XMOD has a  fixed centre console with a rotary control for the traction control system and a multi-directional joystick control for the multimedia system. 

The top-of-the-range version of XMOD includes a flat-bottomed steering wheel, aluminium-capped pedals and gear lever knob and new interior appointments. 

Rounding out the offer is new stitched upholstery and a Leather/Alcantara Pack. According to version, both New Scénic XMOD and New Grand Scénic include Bose tailor-engineered sounds with class-leading acoustic performance.

Renault says its new traction control system enables the vehicle to grip the road confidently under difficult driving conditions including mud, sand and fresh snow. Manually activating the rotary control positioned on the centre console, the driver can choose from three types of assistance. 

In ‘Expert’ mode, Grip Xtend manages the braking system, while leaving the driver in full control of the engine torque. The ‘Road’ mode offers conventional traction control settings, and this mode automatically reconnects at speeds of over 40kph. The ‘Loose Ground’ mode optimises braking control and engine torque control as a function of available grip.

Renault says it also boasts significantly reduced fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and running costs. 

The car will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month. 

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