Renault has launched the Scenic Navigator in South Africa giving a new spin on the compact MPV sector.
The Navigator is basically a "butch" version of the Scenic and according to Renault South Africa the vehicle is designed for buyers seeking for a leisure lifestyle.
Renault says that the Navigator could be an option to those buyers who don't really need a full-blown SUV.
It is also still recognisable as a member of the Scenic range, but the Navigator features bold styling elements. The vehicle gets a greater ground clearance of about 20mm and a beefed-up suspension.
Powering the Scenic Navigator is Renault's 2.0-litre 16V four-cylinder petrol engine offering 98.5 kW and 191 Nm. It is coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox.
The claimed fuel consumption in the combined cycle is 8 litres per 100 km.
Standard equipment is extensive, and includes rear parking proximity sensors, alloy wheels, specially calibrated ESP stability control and longitudinal roof bars.
Buyers can choose from 10 different body colour options for the Scénic Navigator.
The recommended retail price is R238 000, which includes a maintenance plan and warranty.