Renault ScÉnic Drives Away (ecologically) With MPV Title At Next Green Car Awards 2011

9th August 2011
ES Admin
The countdown to Renault’s unprecedented wave of electric vehicles has already begun, but proving that it is still developing some of the finest internal combustion engines, its latest state-of-the-art diesel has propelled the Scenic to victory at the Next Green Car Awards 2011.
The Renault Scénic 1.6 dCi Stop-Start won the gold award in the MPV section of the honours that are considered to be the most scientifically-based green car awards in the UK, all selected for their environmental “green car rating”, level of innovation, value, drive experience and design.

Judges selected the latest version of Renault’s high-selling family car as the winner of the MPV category for its low CO2 emissions of just 115 g/km and for its frugality, with up to 64.2 mpg achievable on the combined cycle. They said, “Not only is the new stop-start Renault Scénic well-equipped with all the versatility needed of an MPV, it has great fuel economy and handling – all at a very reasonable price.”

The Renault Scénic 1.6 dCi Stop-Start is highly economical to run, with lower tax and fuel costs, plus a benefit-in-kind rating of just 13%. In spite of its fuel-sipping nature, performance has not been compromised, with 0-62mph possible in just 10.3 seconds.

Adding to the plaudits for Renault’s environmental focus, the eagerly-anticipated Fluence Z.E. saloon and new 94 g/km ‘Eco’ Clio also took Commended respectively in the Next Generation and Supermini sections.

Dr Ben Lane, Managing Editor of Next Green Car said: “The 2011 winners reflect the latest technologies being used by manufacturers to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions, which range from the clean-diesel innovations such as ‘stop-start’, ‘regen-braking’ and catalysed particulate filters.”

Renault UK’s Marketing Director, Phil York, added: “We’re delighted to be accepting this award from Next Green Car for our best-selling MPV. The brand new 1.6 dCi 130 is the most powerful diesel engine of its size on sale today and yet has the lowest CO2 and fuel consumption of any MPV on the market.

“Since it was launched at the Paris Motor Show last autumn, there has been a lot of interest in both five- and seven-seat versions fitted with this innovative engine. Such is its success, that we’re looking to extend its use on other Renault models.”

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