Renault Scenic crowned International Car of the Year in Geneva

February 27, 2024
Renault Scenic crowned International Car of the Year in Geneva Renault Scenic International Car of the Year 2024
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Each year around this time the International Car of the Year is selected in the days before the annual Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS). This year the Renault Scenic E-Tech electric has been voted The Car of the Year 2024.

The jury selected the winner from seven models that had made it to the round of finalists in the first voting last November. With the trophy for “The Car of the Year”, the Renault Scenic E-Tech Electric wins the most prestigious and coveted award in the automotive world, presented since 1964.

After the first round of voting in November, the Scenic was chosen as one of seven finalists. The full list of qualifiers included: BMW 5-series, BYD Seal, Kia EV9, Peugeot E-3008/3008, Renault Scenic, Toyota C-HR, and Volvo EX30. The trophy winner was chosen by a jury of 59 motoring journalists from 22 countries. The final short listed seven were whittled down from a total of 29 new vehicles as part of an initial voting round.

In the final round of voting the Scenic came in first place with 329 points, thus becoming the seventh Renault vehicle to be donned with the prestigious title ‘The Car of the Year’, following the Renault 16 (1966), Renault 9 (1982), Clio (1991), Scenic (1997), Megane (2003), and Clio (2006).

Fabrice Cambolive, CEO of Renault Brand, commented: “Winning the prestigious ‘The Car of the Year’ award is a great source of pride for everyone at Renault Group and the Renault brand. This recognition demonstrates that we have made the right choices: record-breaking range, generous and inviting roominess, all with a closely managed environmental footprint! When you add in the driving pleasure and ‘voiture à vivre’ equipment such as the new Solarbay panoramic sunroof or the latest generation OpenR Link system with integrated Google systems, Scenic has all the right features to shore up its position on the European EV market.”

 

Here in Ireland the entry-level price for Scenic E-Tech electric sits under €40,000, with access to government subsidies in countries where incentive schemes are in place. Orders are already open, and the first vehicles will arrive in the Renault network very soon.

There are two different battery packs to choose from, the entry-level 60kWh unit promises a 420km range, while the bigger 87kWh battery promises an impressive 620km range.

The voting results of the seven finalists of “The Car of tnhe Year” 2024:

Renault Scenic            329 points

BMW 5 Series             308 points

Peugeot 3008             197 points

Kia EV9                       190 points

Volvo EX30                 168 points

BYD Seal                    131 points

Toyota C-HR                27 points

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