UK Drive: Renault’s disappointing Scenic update falls wide of the mark

January 23, 2018

What is it? The Scenic nameplate first appeared on a Megane-based mini-MPV back in 1996. Since then, it’s gone through three model generations, finally landing on this 2018 model. But the times have shifted, and so Renault can’t simply keep producing a better version of its original MPV design – family buyers of today want their cars to be more practical, stylish and safe than ever. Most crucially for Renault, they also don’t really want an MPV – they’d rather a rugged SUV instead. So, even for Renault (whos name has been synonymous with the people-carrier since the Espace of 1984), attracting buyers to the Scenic is tricky.

Food and Drink

Banchory Lodge Hotel: A dining room with a special view

October 16, 2017

While driving my young son to yet another children’s football festival in Banchory recently, I passed a sign for the Banchory Lodge Hotel and decided I’d treat the family to lunch there after we had negotiated the couple of hours of action at the King George V Park.