Renault has introduced a new 1.3-litre petrol engine to its ranks via the ScÃ©nic and its big brother, the Grand ScÃ©nic.
The Energy TCe unit is equipped with a turbocharged four-cylinder available in two specifications. The first produces 113bhp and 162lb ft of torque, while the second provides 138bhp and 177lb ft. Both versions offer a claimed 52.3 mpg and output 122g/km of CO2 in the ScÃ©nic, with the largest Grand ScÃ©nic offers up to 51.4 mpg and a minimum of 124 g/km of CO2.
The 1.3 litre engine, which uses a system of direct injection of fuel pressurized to 250 bar, which will be available with manual gearbox or Renault’s dual-clutch EDC automatic. Like the rest of the engine range, drive is sent exclusively to the front wheels.
ScÃ©nic prices start from Â£22,005 for the low-power engine, while the more powerful unit commands Â£24,005. Buyers after a more Grand ScÃ©nic with the new engine that will switch from Â£23,505; 138bhp versions require a Â£25,805.
Renault also recently used his last ScÃ©nic range to introduce a new hybrid assist powertrain. That system fellow dCi 110 1.5-litre diesel engine to an electric motor producing 10kW (13bhp). The two models are claimed to return up to 80.7 mpg combined and emits 94 g/km of CO2.