Car reviews - Renault - Scenic - RX4 Expression
26 Jul 2001
RX4 rides on 215/65 R16 98H Michelin 4x4 tyres attached to 6.5J x 16 five-spoke steel wheels. The full-size wheel is mounted externally at the centre of the rear tailgate - giving it off-road credence and not precipitating too much effort for users as power assistance is provided for the door section. Privilege models gain a body-coloured wheel cover made from composite material. The addition of a new sub-frame in place of the Scenic's four-bar suspension required modification of the floor in the area of the luggage compartment. As a result, the spare wheel well was eliminated, replaced by a small cavity which houses the jack and the wheel brace adapted to the 4WD model.
Did you know?The installation of 4WD transmission to the RX4 resulted in several structural modifications to the Scenic. In addition to the rear-end suspension changes outlined above, at the front the engine sub-frame was lowered 73mm to make room for the propeller shaft
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