The Parkers Verdict
With precise, accurate steering that doesn't offer over-much communication the Scenic is at its best loafing through rather than leaping at corners. Moreover, its ride struggles to remain supple at low speeds, crashing over obstacles of the kind that blight British roads.
Fortunately it does settle down as speeds rise, making the Scenic happiest ambling in a cruise, the quietness of which is rudely interrupted by a deal of wind noise from the door mirrors at higher velocities.
In all, there's much to admire here; the new Scenic's a striking yet practical effort which, though slightly adrift of the modularity and flexibility of its predecessor, melds the characteristics of MPV, SUV and crossover sufficiently adroitly that a segment nomenclature reassessment may be in order.