French carmaker Renault has reportedly halted European production of the Scenic compact minivan. The Grand Scenic version will still be available for sale, but only for a few months because, in the end, it will have the same fate. At least that’s what the latest information that “sweated” from Boulogne-Billancourt indicates.
The name Scenic will appear on a new electric model that will arrive in 2024
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Renault launched Scenic in 1996. At the time, the large Espace MPV was part of its offering. The first generation of the compact model was a real market success. The French have sold more than 2.8 million copies.
With the advent of the second generation, Scenic also received a seven-seater variant, called the Grand Scenic. It is now available on the market in its fourth iteration.
However, the minivan market has seen a dramatic decline in the last ten years. This is due to the fact that SUVs and crossovers are gaining more and more customers in Europe. And Renault Scenic, the most representative model for the compact MPV segment, is the latest victim.
According to the latest information circulating in the industry, Renault has just stopped production of the model that inaugurated this segment. Specifically, the classic version of Scenic was removed from the range a few days ago, informs the French from Caradisiac. As for the Grand Scenic version, it will only be available for a few more months until it is also taken out of production in Europe.
As Renault boss Luca de Meo has already announced, the Scenic name will not disappear forever. It will be used for a new electric model, which will be launched in 2024.