The cabin features an array of active systems to improve safety. The concept has an extra-large screen, spanning the width of the dashboard, that uses cameras to improve forward vision by as much as 24%, according to Renault.
Renault has also added the Safety Coach system, a new feature that analyses the driver’s behaviour, gives them a score and then suggests ways to improve. The system is able to detect risky behaviours and encourages safer driving practices and could thereby reduce fatal collisions by 30%, Renault claims.
Adjacent to the steering wheel are several configurable widget screens, each of which has a different function.
Facial recognition has also been added to allow each driver to have the interior automatically customised to their own preference. Renault has also integrated a number of new features aimed at boosting efficiency, including flaps on the 21in wheels that close at speeds above 6mph to improve aerodynamics and then open again at low speeds to cool the brakes.
Q&A – Gilles Vidal, design vice-president, Renault Group
Why revive the Scenic name?
“For me, Scenic is the concept of an interior, which is why the exterior doesn’t matter. So far, there have been four monovolume Scenics, and you would expect the next one to be the same, but we aren’t going to do that. For me, Scenic is a statement: it’s about how you live in a car.”