Scala, the new Renault car for India has finally been launched. At a base price of Rs 6.99 lakhs, Renault Scala will compete in the C segment of sedans in Indian auto industry. Based on Nissan Sunny, Scala is the fifth car from the French auto major in India, after Fluence sedan (premium), Koleos SUV (premium), Pulse hatchback and Duster SUV. Renault Scala has the same qualities of Nissan Sunny, as they share same platform, engine specifications, powertrain, chassis and interior features. Basically, Scala is a Sunny with extended leg room and boot space with a whole lot of chrome accents and a brand new grille up front which is what tells the two apart.
Engine specs of Scala boast of the same 1.5 liter K9K diesel engine seen in Sunny. Renault sells a million units of K9K engines throughout the world. This engine offers about 86 PS power and 200 Nm torque, offering a mileage of 21.64 kmpl, while its 1.5 liter petrol counterpart is capable of 99 PS power and 134 Nm torque, offering a mileage of 16.95 kmpl. There are a number of similarities if one views the Micra, Scala, Sunny and Pulse. Dashboard, steering wheel, steering mounted audio controls, start function, ABS, brake assist, 15″alloys and airbags are common.
Scala offers a comfortable ride due to enhanced suspension, in Renault’s words, its tuned for ‘Indian road conditions.’. Scala can tackle corners efficiently with minimum roll but steering is not as competent as that seen in the Sunny. Scala top end model RXZ offers keyless ignition, keyless door entry, climate control and leather seats while additional air bags are offered for safety. Scala is expected to see enhanced sales as it enters a segment where growth rate is tagged at 45%. Renault Scala is also the only sedan in the segment that offers a CVT Automatic gearbox.
Renault says, they their new Scala will compete with Skoda Rapid, Maruti SX4, Honda City, Volkswagen Vento and Hyundai Verna in the Indian car market.
Price of Renault Scala (Ex-Delhi)
Base Petrol Scala (RxE) – Rs 6.99 lakhs
Topend Petrol Scala (RxL) – Rs 7.85 lakhs
Base Diesel Scala (RxL) – Rs 8.69 lakhs
Topend Diesel Scala (RxZ) – Rs 9.57 lakhs
Mileage / Average of Scala
Scala Petrol – 16.95 kmpl
Scala Diesel – 21.64 kmpl
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Renault presents New Renault Scala and continues its product offensive in India
September 07, 2012
In less than 18 months, Renault launches a fifth vehicle for Indian customers
Built in the Renault-Nissan Alliance plant in Chennai (India)
After the Fluence saloon, the Koleos premium SUV, the Pulse hatchback, and the Duster SUV, Renault strengthens its product portfolio with Renault Scala: a new sedan for the Indian market
With New Renault Scala, Renault expands its product offering in India
The launch of Scala positions Renault India across all segments of the Indian car market with products which meet Indian customers’ expectations. Scala reinforces Renault’s presence in India with an offering of status and on-board comfort at the top of the segment all at an affordable price.
“With the launch of Scala, Renault India has fulfilled its promise to launch 5 products in less than 18 months and to open a pan India network of 100 dealerships by the end of 2012,” said Marc Nassif, Managing Director, Renault India.
Renault Scala is an elegant and dynamic sedan made for India. Joining the premium small sedan segment (A3 Premium on the Indian market), Renault Scala offers status-enhacing design with a chrome radiator grill and door handles, 15-inch sporty alloy wheels, and a dual-tone rear bumper.
Renault took special care to ensure the comfort of the driver and rear passengers since Indian owners of this type of vehicle often have a chauffeur. Inside the car, Renault Scala has the best roominess in its class, premium perceived quality, leather upholstery, and 2 cup-holders in the rear seat armrest for ultimate passenger comfort.
Renault Scala arrives on the Indian market well-equipped to illustrate the premium positioning of Renault and its technological innovations in India: automatic climate control with rear blowers, electrically adjustable and foldable outside rear view mirrors, multifunctional Smart Key, Stop/Start button, and steering mounted audio controls. Renault Scala is also loaded with safety features such as dual airbags for driver and passenger, ABS with EBD and brake assist, and front fog lamps.
Renault Scala is available from launch in both petrol and diesel engine options. The diesel variant uses the reliable and fuel-efficient 1.5 dCi K9K engine (63kW/86ch), and the petrol variant uses the 1.5 16V engine (73kW/99ch). Renault Scala comes in 3 trim levels and is available in India starting on September 7, 2012.
Renault COMPLETE CARE
To further lay emphasis on customer satisfaction, Renault India has created a service offering specific to this market. Renault COMPLETE CARE is a premium service package which includes a 2+2 years/80,000Km warranty, labour free service at 2,000, 10,000 and 20,000Km with 24/7 Roadside Assistance through a dedicated call center.
A propos de Renault en Inde
Renault India Private Ltd is a fully-owned subsidiary of Renault s.a.s, France. Renault India Pvt Ltd was established in 2005 and in May, 2011 introduced the Renault brand and its first product – the premium Fluence sedan to customers in India.