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2001 Renault Scénic RX4 in England

The Renault Mégane Scénic was the first European car of its kind: a five-seater based on the chassis of a compact hatchback (in this case the Mégane which had been launched a year earlier) but with a high roof to give it the appearance and practicality of an MPV. It also had removable seats. It became European Car of the Year on its launch in late 1996. Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing small to upper-midsize cars, vans, buses and trucks. ... The Renault Mégane is a compact automobile made by Renault. ... Rambler American Compact car is a largely North American term denoting an automobile smaller than a midsize car, but larger than a subcompact car. ... A hatchback is a type of automobile design, consisting of a passenger cabin which includes an integrated cargo space, accessed from behind by a hatch or flip-up window. ... The Renault Mégane is a compact automobile made by Renault. ... MPV is short for Multi Purpose Vehicle. ... Car of the Year is a phrase usually considered to have been invented by Motor Trend magazine in the 1950s for their annual award for best automobile. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...


Underneath, the Scénic was mechanically identical as the Mégane 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 Scénic was aimed at those who wanted all the practicality of an MPV, but could not accomodate the larger size and higher price of the likes of Renault's own Espace. Renault underestimated the sales impact that the Scénic would have - originally predicting 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 2500 cars a day just to cope with demand. With the Scénic, Renault had created a whole new market segment - the mini-MPV, and the concept was quickly imitated by other manufacturers. The Renault 19 is a compact automobile produced by the Renault company of France. ... The Renault Espace is an MPV automobile produced by Renault. ...


Along with the Mégane hatchback, the Scénic underwent a minor frontal restyle in 1999 and the newer 16-valve engines introduced. From the time of this restyle, it became officially known as the Renault Scénic, although a small 'Mégane' badge still appeared on the rear door signifying the car's origin.


Renault also developed a 4WD derivative of the the original Scénic, the RX4. Featuring an electronically controlled viscous centre differential designed by Austrian specialists Steyr Daimler Puch, it offered part-time, on demand 4WD. Renault also fully re-engineered the rear suspension and strengthened the front. The RX4 rode higher with increased suspension travel and larger wheels. While these changes provided a rugged chassis, the RX4 was held back by a single range transmission and an engine, the 2.0 litre from the Mégane, with limited low end torque. Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ...


Production of the RX4 ceased in 2003 with the introduction of a new model. A 4WD version of this model is not currently proposed. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ...


2003

By 2003, there were alternatives on the market like the Citroen Picasso, GM Opel/Vauxhall Zafira, Peugeot 206 SW, Hyundai Matrix and Daewoo Tacuma. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. ... Opel, originally and more correctly known as Adam Opel AG is an automobile maker in Germany. ... The Zafira is a car from General Motors, branded as an Opel in Europe, except for the UK, where it is branded as a Vauxhall. ... Categories: Automobile stubs | Peugeot vehicles | Station wagons ...


Shortly after the launch of the Mégane II, all-new Scénic was launched. There is also a seven-seater Grand Scénic, which has two small child sized seats in the enlarged luggage area. As with the Mégane, 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 versions.



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