Renault Scenic E-Tech wins Car of the Year 2024 title

New electric SUV takes the crown, followed by the BMW 5 Series and Peugeot 3008

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Renault Scenic E-Tech wins Car of the Year 2024 title

Renault’s Scenic E-Tech electric has been voted The Car of the Year 2024. The results were announced at a ceremony at the Geneva Motor Show (Switzerland) on February 26.

The electric SUV received a total of 329 votes from the jury of 59 journalists representing 22 countries, closely followed by the BMW 5 Series with 308 votes. The Peugeot 3008 rounded out the podium with 197 points, while the Kia EV9 took fourth (190), the Volvo EX30 fifth (168) and the BYD Seal sixth (131). The Toyota C-HR – the only car on the shortlist not to be offered with a pure-electric powertrain – placed seventh, with 127 votes.

The Scenic E-Tech is the seventh Renault vehicle to be awarded the prestigious ‘The Car of the Year’ title. Previous winners include the Renault 16 (1966), Renault 9 (1982), Clio (1991), Scenic (1997), Megane (2003), and Clio (2006).

A full-electric vehicle developed on the medium AmpR platform (formerly CMF-EV), the Scenic E-Tech electric is designed for customers looking for versatility. Zero emission, agile, light (1,890 kg) and compact (4.47 metres long), the Scenic is an urban EV. For long journeys, Scenic boasts up to 379 miles / 606 kilometres of range (WLTP), it has a comfortable, spacious interior, and is packed with tech to enhance driving pleasure.

“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,” said Fabrice Cambolive, CEO of Renault. 

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