UK: Renault Grand Scenic 7-Seater Minivan Falls Victim To SUVs

Renault has decided to drop the Grand Scenic seven-seater minivan from its UK lineup after doing the same with the five-seater Scenic in 2019 and, surprisingly, the Koleos mid-size SUV last week.

Poor sales numbers are apparently behind the decision to discontinue the Grand Scenic in the United Kingdom.

No specific figures have been released for this market, but Renault only sold 76,045 units of both the Scenic and Grand Scenic last year, down from 319,131 in 2004, according to CarSalesBase. After pulling the plug on the Grand Scenic, Renault’s local range has been realigned to “better meet the needs of customers”, a spokesperson said, cited by Autocar.

The Grand Scenic is still listed on the company’s website, in three trim levels, Play, Iconic and Signature, with pricing starting from £24,525 ($30,712), £25,825 ($32,340) and £27,325 ($34,218) respectively. However, it is probably just a matter of time until they will remove it completely, as the only good reason for still keeping it up would be to move the remaining units.

Both the Scenic and Grand Scenic, as well as the Koleos, remain on sale in other European markets, including Germany, where the seven-seater MPV is listed with an MSRP of €24,847.40, equal to $28,056 at the current exchange rates. Pricing in France starts from €29,400 ($33,196).

The modern Grand Scenic was presented four years ago, with a bigger footprint than its predecessor and an assortment of petrol and diesel engines that vary from market to market. It is based on the CMF platform shared with the Megane, Talisman, Kadjar, Koleos, Nissan Qashqai / Rogue Sport and X-Trail / Rogue, among others, and went on sale in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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