Renault’s new offering, the Scala is a C-segment sedan that is nothing but a refreshed and re-badged Nissan Sunny. This is the second car that Renault is launching of its sister brand, Nissan starting with the Pulse. And now with the Scala, Renault has a complete line-up of cars starting with a hatch; the Pulse, entry level sedan; the Scala, entry level SUV; the Duster, a premium sedan; the Fluence and a premium SUV; the Koleos.
The Scala is refreshed on the outside with the new grille, sporty hexagonal bumper and a smoked headlamp cluster on the front. Whereas the major change lies at the rear with a straight rear boot lid that also sports a thick chrome strip that run along either of the tail lamps and a new stylish tail lamp cluster that all add to the premium feel of the car. The Scala also gets a new sporty set of alloys. Overall, the Scala is a premium looking Sunny with a luxury tinge to the exterior treatments.
The interiors resemble that of the Sunny with no changes in the inside except for a lighter shade of brown on the dashboard plastic unlike the grey plastic in the Sunny that gives it a premium feel in the cabin and the rear seats get adjustable headrests.
The Scala will be offered with Renault’s ‘Complete Care’ service package, which includes a 2+2 years/80,000km warranty and 24/7 Roadside Assistance.
The Scala is available in both petrol and diesel like the Nissan Sunny, The petrol Scala is powered by a 1.5 ltr engine that produces 99PS @ 6000rpm with a peak torque of 134nm @4000rpm and the diesel is powered by the standard tried and tested 1.5Ltr K9K dCi diesel engine that produces 86PS of power@ 3750rpm with a peak power of 200Nm @2000rpm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-spped manual transmission.
The petrol mill is expected to return a fuel efficiency figure of 16.96kmpl whereas the diesel mill is expected to return 21.4kmpl both ARAI certified.
Petrol Variant Price
RxE Rs 6.99 lakhs
RxL Rs 7.85 lakhs
Diesel Variant Price
RxL Rs 8.69 lakhs
RxZ Rs 9.57 lakhs