The market is always asking for more; SUV/crossover and there is no more space for minivans. Renault has therefore decided to revive the Scenic in a new guise. The shapes of the minivan give way, therefore, to those of the crossover. The result can be done; see inside the concept car Scenic Vision that the French brand unveiled during the ChangeNOW event in Paris.
Not only is the concept; important because & eacute; anticipates some contents of the electric Scenic that will arrive; in 2024 but also because & eacute; embodies Renault's commitment to sustainable development, offering a series of truly refined technical solutions. Scenic Vision & egrave; was created with the three main pillars of the Renault Group's sustainable development strategy in mind: environment, safety and inclusion.
DESIGN AND INTERIORS
The Scenic Vision concept car measures 4,490 mm long x 1,900 mm wide x 1,590 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,835 mm. It has 21-inch wheels and its weight, says Renault, reaches 1,700 kg. The shapes are angular and anticipate a design philosophy that Renault will introduce & agrave; in future new models. There are some interesting details such as the flaps that open to help cool the brakes at low speed; and external cameras instead of rear-view mirrors.
The production car that will arrive. in 2024 it will not be; very different, at least from a design point of view. The interiors , on the other hand, present solutions that according to the French brand we will see on the series models around 2028 . We find, for example, a steering wheel and above all 10 customizable displays in addition to the main one.
Upon entering the vehicle, the cockpit and seats move backwards to offer passengers and driver maximum space and accessibility. Then they return to position adapting to the morphology of the individual users. The seats have been designed to suit their function, so the driver has a more seat. sporty and enveloping, which allows him to stay focused throughout the journey, while the front seat passenger has a seat designed to be more; comfortable, for a trip in “first class”. At the rear, the bench includes two single seats. In addition, the seats have microphones and speakers to facilitate conversations and achieve a clean sound environment.
The concept also features a facial recognition system that allows the doors to be opened and vehicle parameters adjusted according to the driver's profile. This system also offers the possibility; to adapt the driving conditions in case of disability.
ELECTRIC + HYDROGEN
For this concept car, the French brand has adopted a mixed electric + hydrogen solution for the powertrain . A choice made starting from the idea that by 2030 the hydrogen distribution network should be quite widespread. So, we have the same electric motor as the new 160 kW Megane E-tech Electric powered by a 40 kWh battery . An accumulator, therefore, with the capacity certainly not high which, however, allows you to limit the increase in weight. To ensure a good mileage, a 16 kW Fuel Cell system is used as a sort of range extender . The 2.5 kg (350 bar) hydrogen tank is located at the front.
The French brand generically speaks of a distance of 800 km . As mentioned at the beginning, the Scenic that will debut & agrave; in 2024 it will adopt & agrave; a & quot; classic & quot; 100% electric powertrain.
Scenic Vision & egrave also a sort of manifesto of the decarbonization program of the French manufacturer. The car is was made with 70% recycled materials and & egrave; 95% recyclable (battery included). The concept boasts zero emissions in terms of production and use and reduces carbon footprint by 75% compared to classic electric vehicles. The tires come from a member manufacturer of the GNSPR, committed to the responsibility; environmental and human rights.
The floor of the vehicle is; was composed by agglomerating plastic scraps from other sources (milk bottles and plastic tubes). Throughout the vehicle, 30% of plastics are; of biological origin. The equipment is made of recycled carbon from the aviation industry. The fuel cell tank is made of carbon fiber obtained from recycled paper scraps. Finally, for the interiors the leather is; been abandoned and replaced by 100% recycled low-carbon polyester.
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