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Renault Scenic RX4

2001 May: A Renault range of vehicles goes on sale in Australia after the firm's absence of several years.

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2001 March: The Renault Scenic RX4 four wheel drive is based on the Scenic (car) platform with 2-litre engine (100kW).

rear quarter

The RX4 is raised and gains 16" wheels and a full time four wheel drive system. ABS brakes with brake assist add to dynamic safety, and six airbags (front, side, rear) add to passive safety.

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Rear passengers sit higher than front seat occupants.

Price: $33,250 manual ($au 3/2001).

Manufacturer's data:

  • station wagon, 5-seats, 4-doors, ABS, airbags
  • loa: 4424mm, width: 1775mm, height: 1720mm
  • wheelbase: 2624mm, track: 1505mm/1485mm, grnd clearance: 210mm
  • approach: 29.9°, departure: 35.9°, ramp break over: 160.8°
  • turning radius: 5.35m
  • weight: 1465kg (unladen)
  • 1989cc, petrol (PULP), 4-cyls, mpfi, 4-valves/cyl, dohc
  • bore: 82.7mm, stroke: 83mm, c.r.: 9.8:1
  • power: 101kW at 5500rpm, torque: 188Nm at 3750rpm
  • transmission: 5m, 4x4
  • suspension: MacPherson struts/ trailing arms & coils, brakes: disc/disc
  • tyres: 215/65R16, fuel-tank: 60L
  • price: from $33,250 manual ($au 5/2001)
And by email:
As far as I know, there are three diesel versions [of the Renault] made. The engine is the same Peugeot 2000cc diesel one used by Santana for the Samurai, the Vitara and so on. The basic one is a normal breathing version, with a normal pressure diesel injection system, producing about 65hp, sold only in France. The next one is a turbo version, with the normal pressure injection, producing about 100hp. As far as I know, it is also only sold in France. The top [diesel] version is the same engine, the same turbo but with high pressure common-rail injection, producing about 109hp, sold also at Spain and who knows where else. In Chile, by the way, we only have some non-turbo Citroen Sara, station wagon version, and some Berlingos, with the same diesel engine, apart from the Santanas.
Saludos Agustín

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