Introduced at the 1996 Motor Show, Scenic was the first minivan designed for the M1 segment.
Spaciousness and modularity: the two watchwords
Compact on the outside but huge on the inside, Scenic was an accomplished concept. With tilting rear side seats, tables for passengers and multiple storage areas under the seats and in the floor, Scenic was a "car for life and for living". Clever use was made of all the available space, making for a more comfortable on-board experience.
The minivan trend
Released in late 1996, Scenic rounded out Renault's family of successful minivans, following on from Espace in 1984 and Twingo in 1993. With more than a two-year head start on its direct competitors, it met with great success in France and was even voted "car of the year" in 1997.
Scenic was also an international commercial success that created a new segment, "compact minivans".