SCOOP! More images of the new Renault Scala

Badge-engineered Nissan Sunny now has a Renault face. Launch next month.

These are the first pictures of the Renault Scala saloon, which will go on sale next month. The Scala is essentially the Nissan Sunny which has been badge-engineered by Renault. The front-end gets a new grille and headlamps to give it a Renault identity and it looks all the better for it. Unlike the traditional chrome grille the Sunny wears, the Scala gets a hexagonal grille which extends down into the bumper and this makes it look much more distinctive.

The Renault lozenge has been moved up from the grille to the body and the alloy wheels are similar to those on the Renault Pulse. At the rear there isn’t much change except for the tail-lights, which sport a new reflector design. There are no changes to the interior as well, except for the Renault logo on the steering wheel. The Scala will be launched with two engines, the same pair of 1.5-litre 84.8bhp diesel and 1.5-litre 98bhp petrol motors that power the Nissan saloon. 

The Scala is likely to be priced marginally more than the Sunny keeping in mind the brand hierarchy in the Renault-Nissan Alliance. However, what remains to be seen is how well customers take to the Renault-badged saloon. If the response to the Renault Pulse, which sells less than a quarter of the mechanically-identical Nissan Micra, is anything to go by, then the Sunny could have the upper hand over the Scala as well. However, the fantastic success of the Duster may have changed the perception of the Renault brand in India. And this bodes well for the Scala. 
 
Copyright (c) Autocar India. All rights reserved.
See more about:  renault, scala, scala, scala, prices, scala, pictures
There’s a long list of great used cars that you can get at half the original price, and lots more drives in this July 2015 issue of Autocar India.
What's in this issue?

comments powered by Disqus

notSet

Most Read
Latest News
BMW X3 M Sport launched at Rs 59.9 lakh
BMW X3 M Sport comes with a 3.0-litre diesel motor and an M Sport kit.
8 minutes ago   2 pictures
Aston Martin and Red Bull Technologies to develop new hypercar
The model will take on the Ferrari FXX K and Mclaren P1 GTR; expected to go...
48 minutes ago   1 picture
Renault Talisman revealed
The Talisman will go on sale in global markets in 2016; will replace the...
1 hour ago   1 picture
Nissan Micra XL CVT, X-Shift launched at Rs 6.4 lakh
The X-Shift is a limited-edition variant; Base-trim Micra XL also launched...
3 hours ago   3 pictures
Volvo could bring Polestar sub-brand to India
Volvo is likley to launch the S60 Polestar sedan and V60 Polestar wagon...
4 hours ago   1 picture

Autocar Magazine

Issue: 191 | Autocar India: July 2015

There’s a long list of great used cars that you can get at half the original price, and lots more drives in this July 2015 issue of Autocar India.
Autocar Magazine