Renault Scala set to enter competitive segment

first_imgAutomobile major Renault recently launched sedan ‘Scala’ in both petrol and diesel variants. Renault’s latest model on Wednesday also hit the Bhubaneswar market as part of its nation-wide launch. Studded with attractive features, Renault Scala was the fifth model to be launched by the company in the last 18 months. The company has already launched small car Pulse, premium sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicles Koleos and Duster.According to reports, Scala is powered by 1.5 litre petrol and diesel engines and has 5-speed manual transmission. It has 80-85 percent local content in parts. Renault ‘Scala ‘ is priced between Rs 6.99 lakh and Rs 9.57 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). “Scala will consolidate what Renault has brought to India. It will enter a very competitive segment. With the launch of this car, we are completing the first cycle of introducing five products in India,” said Renault India Managing Director Marc Nassif, while interacting with mediapersons. Nassif said, “We expect this year to sell 30,000-35,000 units. In 2013, we will try to sell one lakh units,” adding the company will start export of Duster to the UK by the end of this year.”We have many many things. We will definitely look at the segment below Pulse in future,” he said when asked about new products at the lower end.Renault India will, however, not launch any new car next year, but only refreshes and variants of the existing models will be introduced, he added.The company is currently selling 600-1,000 units of Pulse every month.Renault Scala, a premium A3 segment sedan, is stated to be a logical progression for Renault India to further strengthen Renault product portfolio in the Indian car market. The car has been placed to compete with the likes of Nissan Sunny.The diesel variant will reportedly use the reliable and fuel efficient 1.5 K9K dCi diesel engine delivering a powerful performance of [email protected] as maximum power with a peak torque of [email protected] rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 21.64kmpl.While, the petrol variant uses the 1.5 XH2 engine with a displacement of 1.5 litre. It produces a maximum power of [email protected] with a peak torque [email protected] The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission with a fuel efficiency of 16.95kmpl, the report added.With Agency inputsadvertisementlast_img read more