First drive: Renault Grand Scenic

SUVs are big business, leaving the traditional MPV to fall by the wayside. AOL cars gets behind the wheel of Renault's latest Grand Scenic to see if the old girl can still take the fight to trendy crossover rivals.

What is it?

The Grand Scenic is Renault's offering for the family market, with extra room and two additional seats over the regular Scenic providing more space and practicality. However, the French firm has attempted to increase the MPV's appeal in the face of overwhelming crossover popular by adding features such as massaging seats, a Bose speaker system and a leather interior.

The base Scenic has proved immensely popular, with more than 6.5 million vehicles sold since its release in 1996.