Renault Scenic named Europe’s Car of the Year 2024

Renault Scenic Named Europe’s Car Of The Year 2024
Renault's new all-electric Scenic E-Tech has been named Europe's Car of the Year at an awards ceremony at the Geneva Auto Show. Photo: Getty Images
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Michael McAleer

Renault’s all-electric Scenic has been name Europe’s Car of the Year for 2024. At a ceremony at the Geneva Motor Show, the French car brand saw off stiff competition from BMW’s 5 Series.

The Scenic topped the voting of the jury, made up of 58 members representing 22 countries, including this reporter. Each jury member awards 25 points across the seven shortlisted finalists, chosen from a list of over 50 new models to arrive on market this year.


With 329 vote, the Scenic won the award, ahead of BMW 5 Series with 308 points. Both were well ahead of the third-placed Peugeot 3008 with 197 and Kia’s EV9 with 190.

For 22 Jurors, the Scenic topped their list of finalists.

This is the seventh time that Renault has won the Car of the Year trophy, which is in its 61st year.

Of the others, the Volvo EX30 scored 168, BYD Seal scored 131 and Toyota C-HR got 127 points.

Accepting the award, Gilles Le Borgne, Renault Group’s chief technology officer, said: “In 2020 we were deep in the red and a few weeks ago we gave the best financial results ever for Renault.” He attributed the success to the hard work of the team over the last few years, with promises of more success to come.

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