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Scnic I (19962003)

Mgane Scnic & Scnic I



19961999 Renault Mgane Scnic
Overview
Production 19962003
Body and chassis
Related Renault Mgane I
Powertrain
Engine
1.4 L I4 (petrol)
[2]

1.4 L 16-valve I4 (petrol)
[3]

1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L 16-valve I4 (petrol)
2.0 L I4 (petrol)
2.0 L 16-valve I4 (petrol)
[3]

1.9 L D I4 (diesel)
1.9 L dT I4 (diesel)
1.9 L dTi I4 (diesel)
1.9 L dCi I4 (diesel)
[3]

Transmission
5-speed manual
4-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,580 mm (101.6 in) (Mgane Scnic,
Scnic)
2,624 mm (103.3 in) (Scnic RX4)
[4]

Length
4,168 mm (164.1 in) (Mgane Scnic,
Scnic)
4,444 mm (175.0 in) (Scnic RX4)
[4]

Width
1,719 mm (67.7 in) (Mgane Scnic,
Scnic)
1,785 mm (70.3 in) (Scnic RX4)
[4]

Height
1,609 mm (63.3 in) (Mgane Scnic,
Scnic)
1,730 mm (68.1 in) (Scnic RX4)
[5]

The Mgane Scnic can be traced back to a concept car designed under the supervision of
Anne Asensio, then designer at Renault.
The Scnic was mechanically identical to the Mgane hatchback (itself based on the older
R19). The 1.4 L, 1.6 L "Energy", 1.8 L "F-type" petrol and 1.9 L diesel engines were shared
with the hatchback range. The Scnic was marketed as a multi-purpose vehicle, in a smaller
size lower price of such vehicles as Renault's own Espace. Renault underestimated the market
demand that the Scnic would havepredicting that it would be a niche model with only 450
produced a day. Production at the company's Douai plant would eventually peak at nearly
2,500 cars a day.
Facelift

19992003 Renault Scnic
Along with the Mgane hatchback, the Scnic underwent a minor frontal restyle in 1999 and
the newer 16-valve engines introduced. The front end was quite a bit different from the
Mgane counterpart, and there were also redesigned rear lights. From the time of this restyle,
it became officially known as the Renault Scnic, although a small "Mgane" badge still
appeared on the rear door signifying the car's origin. This model was built in Brazil with
flexible fuel engines.
The Phase 2 allowed the Scnic to be separate from the Mgane and its predecessor by
introducing improvements such as a storage compartment on the dashboard, and a separate
opening rear window on the tailgate. Another small improvement with the Scnic were the
rear head restraints which were fixed over the back of the seat rather than being upright. This
increased rear visibility.
Scnic RX4

20002003 Renault Scnic RX4
Renault developed a four-wheel drive derivative of the original Scnic, the Scnic RX4,
launched in 2000 in both LHD and RHD format. Featuring a viscous, multi-disc central
differential designed by Austrian specialists Steyr Daimler Puch, it offered part-time 4WD.
The rear suspension was re-engineered and the suspension was strengthened. The new rear
suspension now occupied part of the space that was used for the spare wheel well and led to
the spare tyre being placed on the rear hatch. The RX4 rode higher with increased suspension
travel and larger wheels. While these changes provided better ground clearance, the RX4 was
offered with 2.0 litre petrol and 1.9 dci diesel engines, both already known from the Mgane.
Production of the RX4 ceased in 2003, until the arrival of the Scnic Conquest in 2007.
Engines
19961999
Sales
designation
Engine
model
Displ. Power Torque Valvetrain Top speed
1.4 E7J
1390
cc
55 kW (75 PS;
74 hp) at 6000 rpm
107 N m (79 lb ft)
at 4000 rpm
SOHC
160 km/h
(99 mph)
1.6 K7M
1598
cc
55 kW (75 PS;
74 hp) at 5000 rpm
130 N m (96 lb ft)
at 3400 rpm
SOHC
165 km/h
(103 mph)
1.6 K7M
1598
cc
66 kW (90 PS;
89 hp) at 5000 rpm
137 N m
(101 lb ft) at 4000
rpm
SOHC
170 km/h
(110 mph)
2.0 F3R
1998
cc
84 kW (114 PS;
113 hp) at 5400 rpm
168 N m
(124 lb ft) at 4250
rpm
SOHC
185 km/h
(115 mph)
1.9 d F8Q
1870
cc
48 kW (65 PS;
64 hp) at 4500 rpm
120 N m (89 lb ft)
at 2250 rpm
SOHC
152 km/h
(94 mph)
1.9 dT F8Q
1870
cc
70 kW (95 PS;
94 hp) at 4250 rpm
176 N m
(130 lb ft) at 2000
rpm
SOHC
174 km/h
(108 mph)
1.9 dTi F9Q
1870
cc
73 kW (99 PS;
98 hp) at 4000 rpm
200 N m
(148 lb ft) at 2000
rpm
SOHC
173 km/h
(107 mph)
19992003
Sales
designation
Engine
model
Displ. Power Torque Valvetrain Top speed
1.4 16V K4J
1390
cc
70 kW (95 PS;
94 hp) at 6000 rpm
127 N m (94 lb ft)
at 3750 rpm
DOHC
173 km/h
(107 mph)
1.6 16V K4M
1598
cc
79 kW (107 PS;
106 hp) at 5750 rpm
148 N m
(109 lb ft) at 3750
rpm
DOHC
185 km/h
(115 mph)
1.8 16V F4P
1783
cc
85 kW (116 PS;
114 hp) at 5750 rpm
164 N m
(121 lb ft) at 3500
rpm
DOHC
189 km/h
(117 mph)
2.0 16V F4R
1998
cc
102 kW (139 PS;
137 hp) at 5500 rpm
188 N m
(139 lb ft) at 3750
rpm
DOHC
196 km/h
(122 mph)
1.9 d F8Q
1870
cc
47 kW (64 PS;
63 hp) at 4500 rpm
120 N m (89 lb ft)
at 2250 rpm
SOHC
152 km/h
(94 mph)
1.9 dTi F9Q 1870 59 kW (80 PS; 160 N m SOHC 162 km/h
cc 79 hp) at 4000 rpm (118 lb ft) at 2000
rpm
(101 mph)
1.9 dTi F9Q
1870
cc
72 kW (98 PS;
97 hp) at 4000 rpm
200 N m
(148 lb ft) at 2250
rpm
SOHC
174 km/h
(108 mph)
1.9 dCi F9Q
1870
cc
75 kW (102 PS;
101 hp) at 4000 rpm
200 N m
(148 lb ft) at 1500
rpm
SOHC
177 km/h
(110 mph)
Scnic RX4
Sales
designation
Engine
model
Displ. Power Torque Valvetrain Top speed
2.0 16V F4R
1998
cc
102 kW (139 PS;
137 hp) at 5500 rpm
188 N m
(139 lb ft) at 3750
rpm
DOHC
180 km/h
(110 mph)
1.9 dCi F9Q
1870
cc
75 kW (102 PS;
101 hp) at 4000 rpm
200 N m
(148 lb ft) at 1500
rpm
SOHC
160 km/h
(99 mph)
Scnic II (20042009)
Scnic II

Overview
Production 20032009
Assembly Douai, France (Douai Factory)
Body and chassis
Related Renault Mgane II
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,685 mm (105.7 in) (Scnic)
[6]

2,736 mm (107.7 in) (Grand Scnic)
[7]

Length
4,259 mm (167.7 in) (Scnic)
4,493 mm (176.9 in) (Grand Scnic)
Width 1,811 mm (71.3 in)
[8][9]

Height
1,621 mm (63.8 in) (Scnic)
[8]

1,641 mm (64.6 in) (Grand Scnic)
[9]


20062009 Renault Scnic
Shortly after the launch of the Mgane II, an all-new Scnic was launched. There is also a
seven-seater Compact MPV Grand Scnic, with a longer wheelbase and rear overhang,
which has two small child-sized seats in the enlarged luggage area.
As with the Mgane, the new car employs Renault's new corporate styling cues and much of
the technology from other models such as the "Renault Card" keyless immobiliser and an
automatic parking brake on certain trim levels. It integrates LEDs on all trims since 2006. As
with the Scnic I Phase 2, a raised "Mgane" logo appears on the C-pillar in tribute of the
car's origin.
The Scnic II includes folding rear passenger seats with integrated table, a folding front
passenger seat (on certain trim levels), automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, 'Child
minder' mirror, as well as front and rear electric windows.
Facelift
Like the Mgane a few months earlier, the Scnic II underwent a mild facelift in the latter half
of 2006. The redesigned areas included a slightly more pronounced grille section, larger
diamond badge, the addition of a "SCENIC" word badge on the bootlid and new wheel
designs and interior trim. As with the Mgane, an optional upgrade enabled all the exterior
body mouldings to be painted to match the bodywork. As of 2007 the "RENAULT" word
badge has been removed.

Renault Scnic Conquest
Scnic Conquest
In 2007 the spiritual successor to the RX4 was revealed in the form of the production-ready
Scnic Conquest.
Although powered by two-wheel-drive, the Conquest has a body kit, raised ride height and
features accessories usually reserved for SUVs.
Scnic III (2009present)
Scnic III

Overview
Production 2009present
Assembly Douai, France (Douai Factory)
Body and chassis
Related Renault Mgane III
Dimensions
Wheelbase
2,700 mm (106.3 in) (Scnic)
[10]

2,769 mm (109.0 in) (Grand Scnic)
[11]

Length
4,343 mm (171.0 in) (Scnic)
[10]

4,559 mm (179.5 in) (Grand Scnic)
[11]

Width 1,844 mm (72.6 in)
Height
1,636 mm (64.4 in) (Scnic)
[10]

1,643 mm (64.7 in) (Grand Scnic)
[11]

The Scnic III was released in July 2009, while the 7 seater 'Grand' version (New Grand
Scnic) was released in May 2009. Like the previous Scnic, there is also a seven-seater
Compact MPV Grand Scnic. Renault also offers the Grand Scnic as a five-seater in
selected countries (e.g.France and the Netherlands) while in other countries (like in the UK)
only the seven-seater is available. In 2013, Renault introduced a off-road version of the
Scnic, which was called the XMOD. This car has different styling to the normal car.
Differences such as plastic cladding, raised suspension and even different wheels to the
normal spec Scnic.
Facelift
An updated Scnic and Grand Scnic was released in March 2013, which features a new
interior and exterior styling and driver aids.
[12]

Scnic in the UK
UK sales of the Scnic began in early 1997, and for the first two years the Scnic was the only
compact MPV sold by a mainstream manufacturer in the UK, however the Vauxhall Zafira,
Citron Xsara Picasso, Fiat Multipla and the Nissan Almera Tino were launched in less than
five years.
In 1997, the Mgane Scnic was awarded the 1997 What Car?, Car of the Year.
The Scnic II arrived in British showrooms towards the end of 2003. The Scnic III arrived in
British showrooms towards Summer 2009.
Top Gear magazine placed the Scnic XMOD on its list of "The worst cars you can buy right
now."
[13]

Recall
Electronic defects have caused Renault to issue two recalls. The first, in 2009, was because of
the dashboard could stop functioning, leaving drivers without the ability to gauge their speed,
fuel tank, direction indicators or anything as all instruments were totally electronic.
[14]
At first
drivers had to replace this part at their own expense, but eventually, because of media
pressure, Renault UK and Ireland said that they would reimburse customers up to a set limit.
No reimburse was implemented by Renault in Finland where several independent workshops
launched an affordable-priced fixing of blanked Scnic panels.
[15]
The second, in 2010, was
because the electric handbrake could sometimes engage on its own while the car was in
motion.