The Scala, Renault India’s fifth in the recent times, is all set to be launched in India on 7th of September this year.
To be available with a starting price tag of Rs.5.93 lakh, the Renault Scala will try to fill void of an entry level sedan. It will try to fit in between the Pulse and the Fluence.
Much of the Sacla’s redesign was finalized at the manufacturer’s Mumbai-based design studio. Designers at the studio gave the Scala a slightly more elaborate redesign attempt than the Pulse, which looks very much like the Micra in case one ignore its bonnet grille and the badges.
The Scala’s hexagonal grille and front bumper redesign appears to essentially lend more character and individuality to the new Renault sedan compared to the Pulse. When viewed from the side, the Scala looks like the Nissan Sunny, but its new front bumper allows it to differentiate from the Nissan vehicle. The thick chrome strip runs across the rear of the Scala and merges into the lines of the redesigned tail-lamp. The addition of chrome enhances the vehicle’s look and feel. Overall, the redesign allows the Scala to look more squat and wide.
In terms of performance, the Renault Scala offers the same two engines that are found with the Nissan Sunny. The 1,498cc petrol XH2 engine, which is the HR15 in the sunny, delivers a maximum of 99PS power and 134Nm torque. Initially, the engine will come with five-speed manual transmission only. However, the Scala petrol include a CVT automatic gearbox at some alter stage.
The Renault K9K, 1,461cc diesel engine delivers the lower tune level and offers a peak power and torque of 86PS and 200 Nm, respectively. The diesel engine will come only paired with the manual gearbox.
The RxL and RxZ variants feature larger 15-inch rims, while the lower trim RxE variant has the 14-inch wheels.
The Renault Scala will compete with the likes of the Volkswagen Vento, the Honda City and the Hyundai Verna.