What should I be paying?
The ladder is straightforward: all Scenics get the 220bhp motor and 87kWh battery.
Techno is the base - prices being around £40,000 - but it still gets a heat pump and battery conditioning, LED headlights, the big screens and funky rear armrest, and 19-inch wheels. Esprit Alpine is the sportier one, with more supportive seats that are also heated, jazzier trim and 20-inch wheels.
Iconic has a light-coloured, wood-trimmed cabin, electric massaging driver's seat, premium sound and full driver assist. These’ll set you back about £45k. We don't have finance details yet.
Here's a thing though. In France, where you can get a smaller 60kWh battery, it's a £4k upgrade to the bigger pack that's standard in the UK. Over here, a Megane has a 60kWh pack, so you can view the Scenic's pricing two ways. Either you pay extra for the bigger 87kWh pack and get for free the increased wheelbase and accommodation over the Megane. Or you pay for a larger car and get a larger battery for free. On a Nissan Ariya it's £5l to make a similar upgrade.
Energy consumption is decent: 3.0m/kWh in motorways and better than that everywhere else. You get a 22kW, three phase on-board charger to get it from dead-flat to full in under four hours on a city-centre three-phase post.