The Scenic route

Renault imbues its tall five-seater hatch with lots of style, utility and premium features

The good-looking Renault Scenic, which qualifies for a $10,000 tax rebate under the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme, has a spacious cabin.
The good-looking Renault Scenic, which qualifies for a $10,000 tax rebate under the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme, has a spacious cabin.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
The good-looking Renault Scenic, which qualifies for a $10,000 tax rebate under the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme, has a spacious cabin.
The good-looking Renault Scenic, which qualifies for a $10,000 tax rebate under the new Vehicular Emissions Scheme, has a spacious cabin.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

Singapore's new Vehicular Emissions Scheme (VES) has rendered many diesel cars unviable.

Not the Renault Scenic, which is powered by a 1.5-litre turbodiesel which qualifies for a $10,000 tax rebate. According to Renault agent Wearnes, it will still qualify for this break after June, when particulate matter is included in the mix of pollutants which VES measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'The Scenic route'. Print Edition | Subscribe