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Updated Monday, February 26, 2024-08:45

  • 2024 These are the seven finalists for Car of the Year in Europe

  • Renault Scénic E-Tech test: from minivan to electric crossover

You would have to go back to 2006 to find the last Renault model

that won the prestigious European Car of the Year award.

Although before and since this award was created in 1964,

he had won it five times:

Renault 16 (1966), Renault 9 (1982), Renault Clio (1991), Renault Scenic (1997) and Renault Megane (2003). A long period of drought has just been broken, almost 20 years later,

by the latest generation of the Scénic, now called the 100% electric Scenic E-Tech.

The French model was the favorite of 22 of the 58 journalists (including six Spaniards and one from EL MUNDO) who made up the jury and garnered a total of 329 points.

In second place was the

BMW 5 Series

, which obtained 308 points (19 first places).

And third was the

Peugeot 3008,

which like the German car, makes different technologies available to the consumer.

He achieved 197 points and was the favorite of three journalists.

Creator of the compact minivan segment, only the name remains of the first Scénic in its new delivery,

which risks offering only electric propulsion

and is an evolution of the Mégane with the same technology.

Because we find a 4.47 meter crossover, which stands out for its great habitability (especially in the rear seats), in addition to offering a generous 545 liter trunk.

Another of its strengths is the

excellent driving position, two large L-shaped digital screens,

Android software and numerous native Google applications.

Despite being electric, it stands out for its lightness and offers

170 or 218 HP, 60 and 87 kWh batteries and a range that, in the best case, reaches 623 kilometers


In Spain, the starter model costs 38,700 euros, a figure from which the Moves III aid would have to be deducted, if applicable.

BMW 5 Series, second in the prize

As for the rest of the seven finalists competing for the award, the classification was as follows: Kia EV) (190 points), Volvo EX30 (168), BYD Seal (131 points) and Toyota C-HR (127).

Peugeot 3008, the third in contention

In the case of the

six Spanish jurors, the preferred car for five of them was the Renault,

achieving 39 points, compared to 32 for the BMW (a first place) and the Peugeot 3008 (29