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The Top Gear car review:Renault Scenic
For:Exterior styling, clever interior storage
Against:So-so to drive, engines a bit ordinary, styling will be too much for some
What is it?
It’s the new Renault Scenic – perhaps the most outrageously styled MPV of recent times, alongside Citroen’s C4 Picssso. Much of it is down to the wheels, which are not 17s, 18s or even 19s, but whopping 20 inchers – the same size as you get on a Bentley Mulsanne. They’re standard on even the most basic version, which is quite a talking point, but also a distraction from the Scenic’s number one job of looking after the family. Thankfully, it’s quite good at it.
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