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The last time we heard anything about the Renault Scenic, it was the XMOD pseudo-crossover that debuted in Geneva back in 2013. So, it’s pretty interesting to see that something is brewing here with this latest batch of spy photographs of the new 2016 Renault Scenic, ahead of its expected unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March.

With heavy camouflage all round, one can only wonder where the inspiration may come from. Would it have SUV-esque elements as seen on the Espace? As we can see from the pictures, the long windscreen and the elongated A-pillar seems to indicate that there will at least be some styling cues taken from its bigger brother.

It certainly looks quite roomy, from the outside at least. There seems to be a lot of cladding on the front, sides and rear, leading us to speculate that a heavy overall redesign job could be imminent.

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The Talisman and the Megane have undergone substantial makeovers, so one can assume, that the front headlights, rear tail lights and overall design cues could be influenced by a combination of elements from these updated models.

In terms of its architecture, it will probably utilise the Renault-Nissan CMF-CD modular architecture (as used on the new Megane) going forward, and should come in short-wheelbase five-seater and long-wheelbase seven-seater (Grand Scenic) versions, as before.

Currently, in terms of power plants, Scenic buyers has a choice of 1.2 litre petrol TCe 115/130 and 1.5 litre diesel dCi 110 eco2 engines, at least in the UK that is. So, going forward, the new car could probably share engines from the new Megane, which has 90, 110 and 130 hp diesel and 100, 130 and 205 hp petrol variants.