Renault study “Scénic Vision” relies on a hydrogen hybrid
Presentation: The Scénic becomes a compact SUV
Design and dimensions: Beefy design for the SUV
So it’s no wonder that the Scénic Vision also got daytime running lights in its typical saber-tooth style. In the study these are in the shape of half a diamond, no doubt a nod to the Renault logo. Another novelty from the brand is the illuminated graphic with the four individual LED elements. The boxy basic shape of the grille-less front evokes memories of that concept car Renault 5 Electric awake.
Interior: The interior of the study looks close to series
Inside it is much more spectacular, which is also due to Renault’s new definition of ambient lighting. A wide panel with futuristic-looking colors stretches around the entire passenger compartment. They are constantly changing and thus bring dynamism to the interior.
Safety: The airbags move into the seat
New assistants for future Renault models
Because accidents are almost always caused by human error, Renault has equipped the Scénic Vision with three new technologies that together should reduce the number of fatal accidents by up to 70 percent. The so-called “Safety Score” should soon find its way into series models. The system evaluates the respective driving style and then gives the driver suggestions for improvement. The “Safety Coach” warns the person behind the wheel of risks such as particularly winding roads or dangerous intersections at an early stage. This is done on the basis of evaluated environment and navigation data.
And under the name “Safe Guardian”, the carmaker would like to offer a system in the future that uses sensors and a camera to monitor the driver’s fitness to drive and health. If, for example, he is too tired, he is prompted with signals to take a break.
Drive: Smaller battery thanks to hydrogen range extender
Sustainability: The magic word is recycling
According to Renault, the Scénic Vision has a 75 percent smaller CO2 footprint than other comparable electric cars. And that’s not only due to the smaller battery, but also to an emphatically sustainable basic philosophy. The platinum in the fuel cell, for example, is said to be completely recycled and comes from discarded car catalytic converters.