Renault Scenic Vision Concept Introduced: Electric Crossover With Hydrogen Support

Renault Scenic is returning soon as an all-electric crossover. The model, which said goodbye to its production life as MPV, will use a hybrid system with electricity-hydrogen combination in the future.
Renault has officially introduced the hydrogen-fueled car concept, for which it has shared hint images for a while. The new concept is named ‘Renault Scenic Vision’. However, the name Scenic, which we have known for many years in the form of MPV, will now be mentioned in the crossover market with this new model.

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Renault Scenic Vision technical specifications

Length: 4490mm
Width: 1900mm
Height: 1590mm
Wheelbase: 2835mm
Rims: 21 inches
Tires: 235/45 R21
Weight: 1700 kg
Energy: hybrid (electric-hydrogen)
Motor: 160 kW synchronous motor
Fuel cell: 16 kW
Battery: 40 kWh

Renault Scenic Vision is here as a preview of the model that will go into production in 2024. Contrary to what was previously thought, the concept car, which has an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine, also serves as a hydrogen fuel cell as a range extender.

The ‘H2-Tech’ powertrain, which is used to reduce both charging time and carbon footprint, has a 215 hp electric motor placed on the front axle. In addition, a 16 kW range extender hydrogen fuel cell and a 40 kWh battery pack are also on the list. Thanks to this hybrid setup, Renault has managed to achieve the same range using a half-lighter battery.

The French manufacturer claims that the Scenic Vision has a 75 percent less carbon footprint compared to an ordinary battery electric vehicle (BEV). When hydrogen fueling stations become widespread after 2030, Renault is targeting a range of up to 800 kilometers with hydrogen that can be filled in just 5 minutes.

The Renault Scenic Vision concept has a length of 4490 mm, a width of 1900 mm, a height of 1590 mm and a wheelbase of 2835 mm. With these dimensions, it is possible to say that it is a larger model than its fully electric brother Megane E-Tech. The weight of the concept was also announced as 1700 kg.

Design

On the design side, the Renault Scenic Vision concept draws a very aggressive look with its sharp lines and futuristic details. The muscular front hood, thin headlights consisting of four main units, illuminated logo and triangular LED lighting on the bumper edges attract attention.

When viewed from the side, we see a silhouette resembling more hatchback models. In this area, a high and prominent shoulder line, digital side mirrors, frameless side windows, 21-inch wheels with a very different design and dynamic C-pillar stand out. At the rear, there is a relatively simple atmosphere, consisting of a sporty spoiler and boomerang-shaped taillights.

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According to the company, the exterior design is 90 percent ready for mass production. The interior, on the other hand, looks much more futuristic with its glass-like details, column-free steering wheel and small square screens lined up along the console. In addition, there is a screen that extends across the top of the console.

The French manufacturer gave importance to sustainability in the Renault Scenic Vision concept. In this context, it was announced that 70 percent of the materials used are recycled and 95 percent recyclable. Recycled low-carbon polyester is used as upholstery material in the interior, which does not use leather.

The Renault Scenic Vision concept reveals the French automotive giant’s vision for the 2030s, which also centers on hydrogen technology. On the other hand, Renault Scenic, which will be produced as a fully electric vehicle in 2024, will use the CMF-EV platform just like Megane E-Tech. It seems that we will not see the range-extending hydrogen technology introduced with the concept until 2030 on the production side.

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