Renault India had unveiled its product line up ever since it made its official entry in India. The company had marked its entry into the mass segment with a hatchback and sedan. The Pulse hatchback was launched in India at the 2012 Auto Expo. Renault chose to launch it with a diesel heart only as the petrol.
The name Scala is already used in many other international markets. Renault may go on in India too use the same nameplate. The Renault Scala will share the platform and underpinnings with Nissan Sunny. Expect a lot of similar components on the Scala lifted straight away from the Sunny sedan.
Renualt will initially concentrate on the diesel engine a similar strategy adopted on the Pulse and will launch it with the 1.5 DCi diesel engine.
Renault will price the Scala sedan a notch above the Sunny in the Indian market. We hope Renault plays around with the interiors and colours options inside to give the Scala a slightly more premium look.
We hope Renault takes the Scala ahead and launches it with a diesel automatic, the option which is offered only in the Hyundai Verna. This certainly will give the Scala some success.
Autocar India was the first to break this news.