Car news

08 September 2012

Renault India launches Scala

It's practically Nissan Sunny with sharper styling and Renault badges

Ashish Masih
Car image

Another day, another badge engineered car launch in the house of Renault-Nissan. Renault launched the Scala midsize sedan (essentially the Nissan Sunny with sharper styling) with prices starting at Rs 6.99 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base petrol variant called the RXe.

Though this price is around Rs 1 lakh more than the base Sunny, Renault was quick to point out that the Scala is better equipped (think of it like this, Nissan has a LXi version while Renault starts at VXi). While the base diesel RxL starts at Rs 8.69 lakh, the top-end RxZ diesel costs Rs 9.57 lakh and the top-end petrol RxL costs Rs 7.86 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.

The Scala’s interiors are identical to the Sunny except for the Renault badges replacing Nissan. The exterior though looks a lot more charming with its bold and aggressive grille, large headlights and sharp-looking alloys.

Engine options for the Scala include a 1.5-litre dCi diesel motor and 1.5-litre petrol unit. The diesel model produces a decent 85bhp and 200Nm of torque, while the petrol generates 97bhp and 133Nm of torque. The company also plans to introduce a CVT-automatic gearbox in the near future.

Here's the complete price breakdown for you...

Petrol variants   
RxE: Rs 6.99 lakh
RxL: Rs 7.85 lakh

Diesel variants   
RxL: Rs 8.69 lakh
RxZ: Rs 9.57 lakh

Tags: nissan, sunny, renault, scala



We make a trip to the north-eastern end of the country to meet a real Jeep, in one that keeps it real from the current crop