Renault Scala, a Sedan has 1 Petrol car and 2 Diesel variants available in India in 5 colours, namely; Metallic Blue, Metallic Red, Metallic Silver, Pearl White and Solid Black. It is amongst the sedans with splendour looks and an omnipotent engine. It is the fifth vehicle in Renault’s Indian line-up that was immensely appreciated from the buyers here. This sedan features an electric power steering system, which makes the handling quite easy for the driver.
The exteriors of the model are mesmeric with a smoked style headlamp cluster, a decent use of chrome all over its door handles and outer rear view mirrors, and a set of fog lamps fitted in the dual-tone bumper. Its pioneering features elevate its position when compared to other competitors of the same segment. The side fascia is endowed with exquisitely designed wheel arches, door handles and body coloured outer rear view mirrors. The integrated roof mounted antenna helps in better reception while the remodelled bumper at the rear end, along-with a radiant taillight cluster provides a strapping look to the model.
Interior & Features
The sedan is bestowed with bewitching features that ensure smooth driving experience to its occupants. Various eminent essentials include an air conditioner with automatic climate control, multi information display and electrically foldable & adjustable external wing mirrors. Native technological progressions like follow me home headlamps, adjustable illumination on instrumental cluster and push button start/stop function are added for convenience and escalate wagon’s performance. The interior is spacious and equipped with sizeable boot compartment for carrying ample luggage during long trips .Utility based features like cushioned seats, reading lamp, an accessory socket, cup holders and assist grips are provided for ease and comfort of driver and the occupants.
It is available in both petrol and diesel engine options, across three trim levels. The petrol version features a 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder engine with a capability to generate a maximum power of 97.64 bhp and a peak torque of 134 Nm. On the other hand, the diesel variant has a 1.5-litre, dCi oil burner with a displacement of 1461 cc and producing a maximum power of 85 bhp with highest torque output as 200 Nm. A 5-speed manual gearbox or a CVT X-Tronic automatic transmission system is offered, as per the preference of the buyer, to transmit power to the front wheels.
The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 21.64 kmpl, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16.95 kmpl.
Performance and Handling
The model offers an appreciable, sound and safe suspension and braking system, eliminating most of the potholes that lay across the Indian roads. The front wheels are equipped with McPherson struts suspensions, while the rear end is endowed with torsion beam. With a turning radius of 5.3 meters, its power steering is highly impressive.
Renault Scala competently locks horns with Volkswagen Vento, Ford Fiesta and Toyota Etios, Maruti Ciaz, Honda City, Fiat Linea, Hyundai Verna.