Renault Scala

Renault Scala Variants

Petrol Variants
Renault Scala RxE Petrol
1498 cc Petrol, 16.95 kmpl
Rs. 7,24,500
Renault Scala RxL Petrol
1498 cc Petrol, 16.95 kmpl
Rs. 8,01,900
Renault Scala RXL Automatic
1498 cc Petrol, 15.8 kmpl
Rs. 9,16,600
Renault Scala RXZ Automatic
1498 cc Petrol, 15.8 kmpl
Rs. 10,07,300
Diesel Variants
Renault Scala RxE Diesel
1461 cc Diesel, 21.6 kmpl
Rs. 8,35,200
Renault Scala RxL Diesel
1461 cc Diesel, 21.64 kmpl
Rs. 8,85,900
Renault Scala RxZ Diesel
1461 cc Diesel, 21.64 kmpl
Rs. 10,29,466

Editorial Test Drive Review of Renault Scala

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Renault Scala Side View

Renault’s recent success with the Duster SUV has put them in the lime-light with more and more prospective new car owners, across segments, getting to know about the French brand. Continuing on the same lines of success, the company’s 5th product for Indian after the Fluence, Koleos, Pulse and the Duster will be another high volume product that will be positioned in the Rs 6 to 9 lac bracket and as expected, it is based on the Nissan Sunny – the new Scala. In terms of looks the front end of the Scala looks very similar to the Pulse and that is not a bad thing at all. Infact, so good is the design tweak with the new grille and the huge hexagonal black insert, the Sunny in comparison looks a little bland.

The Pulse derived headlamps look great too though the side profile of the car remains unchanged. At the rear, thankfully, unlike the Pulse, changes have been done as well with tweaked tail-lamps that have a ‘C’ shaped silver insert / reflector and ofcourse the horizontal chrome garnish with the Scala graving. The interiors of the Scala remained unchanged and same as the Nissan Sunny apart from ofcourse the big Renault logo on the steering wheel. However Renault will also be offering leather seats as optional for that premium-touch. The Scala retains all the plus points of the Sunny in terms of ergonomics, quality and segment leading knee and leg room.

Top end versions get rear air blower, steering mounted controls, electronically foldable mirrors, start-stop, rear arm rests. The Renault Scala comes powered with the same engine options as the Nissan Sunny which means for petrol heads, the 1.5-litre motor with 99PS of power and 134Nm of torque does duties here. It is extremely efficient with an ARAI rating of over 16kmpl. Interestingly, Renault is also offering a segment first CVT automatic transmission with the petrol engine option. It goes without saying that the diesel will be the higher seller and comes with same 1.5-litre dCi motor as the Sunny that puts out 86PS of power and a very healthy 200Nm of torque. This is a gem of a motor and pulls very cleanly from as low as 1400rpm with minimal turbo-lag. The Nissan Sunny was always a very comfort oriented car and this one is no different. The long wheelbase aids in the overall stability and during our high speed drive on the Himalayan Expressway, the Scala remained poised and calm at triple digit speeds.

During the drive over some broken patches around Shimla, I personally found the suspension to be a tad better than that of the Sunny and it seems the good guys at Renault had played around with the suspension for extra comfort too. Round the flowing curves and corners of the Shimla highway, the Scala did prove to be a decent handler and gives it main role of comfort, this behaviour is completely acceptable. ABS is also standard across all models. Prices start at Rs 6.99 lakhs to 8.7 lakhs ex-showroom Delhi. Renault has launched the Automatic versions of the Scala sedan (petrol engine only) and announced the prices. The automatic version is around a lac more than the manual transmission and this steep premium is due to the modern technology it uses. Renault has used the patented X-Tronic transmission in the Scala in order to give the best to the Indian consumer – for example, the automatic Scala is more efficient that its manual sibling. This technology, according to the company, helps in reducing the notorious rubber band effect that is associated with CVT transmissions. The Scala Automatic is priced at Rs 8.99 lakhs to 9.89 lakhs ex-showroom.For a detailed analysis read below.

Pros: Good looking, Is spacious, Efficient diesel engine, Ride quality, Available in Automatic
Cons: Small dealer network, High price, Too similar looking to Sunny, Not fun to drive

Renault Scala Interiors

As expected, the interiors of the Scala remained unchanged and same as the Nissan Sunny apart from ofcourse the big Renault logo on the steering wheel. However Renault will also be offering leather seats as optional for that premium-touch. The Scala retains all the plus points of the Sunny in terms of ergonomics, quality and segment leading knee and leg room. Top end versions get rear air blower, steering mounted controls, electronically foldable mirrors, start-stop, rear arm rests etc though USB connectivity for the audio system is sorely missing here.

What we like
Has lots of space and a decent features list.
What we don't like
USB connectivity is missing.

Renault Scala Exteriors

It was always a known fact that Renault would be keeping the base as the Nissan Sunny and its Mumbai based design studios tweaking the exterior design to give the car a new identity. What we saw in flesh today seemed to have made one thing clear – the overall execution to distinguish the product from the Nissan one is very good, much better than the job done with the Pulse (to distinguish it from the Nissan Micra). The front end of the Scala looks very similar to the Pulse and that is not a bad thing at all. Infact, so good is the design tweak with the new grille and the huge hexagonal black insert, the Sunny in comparison looks a little bland. The Pulse derived headlamps look great too though the side profile of the car remains unchanged. At the rear, thankfully, unlike the Pulse, changes have been done as well with tweaked tail-lamps that have a ‘C’ shaped silver insert / reflector and ofcourse the horizontal chrome garnish with the Scala graving.

What we like
Loosk better than the Nissan Sunny.
What we don't like
The side view remains unchanged.

Renault Scala Engine & Performance

The Renault Scala comes powered with the same engine options as the Nissan Sunny which means for petrol heads, the 1.5-litre motor with 99PS of power and 134Nm of torque does duties here. It is extremely efficient with an ARAI rating of over 16kmpl. Interestingly, Renault is also offering a segment first CVT automatic transmission with the petrol engine option. It goes without saying that the diesel will be the higher seller and comes with same 1.5-litre dCi motor as the Sunny that puts out 86PS of power and a very healthy 200Nm of torque. This is a gem of a motor and pulls very cleanly from as low as 1400rpm with minimal turbo-lag. Once past 2500rpm, the engine becomes very strong.

What we like
Diesel is smooth and has good performance.
What we don't like
Petrol lacks punch.

Renault Scala Mileage and Running Costs

Renault Scala Petrol Mileage 16.95 kmpl

Renault Scala Diesel Mileage 21.6 kmpl

Expect real world fuel economies of 17-19kmpl with the diesel. Renault says that as of now, the diesel will only come the 5-speed manual gearbox with no plans of the automatic transmission in the near future. In petrol expect 12 kmpl in city.Thanks to the X-Tronic transmission in the Scala automatic, it is actually more efficient than the manual varaint. We got close to 13 kmpl in our tests.

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Renault Scala Petrol Variants
Renault Scala RxE Petrol 16.95 kmpl
Renault Scala RxL Petrol 16.95 kmpl
Renault Scala RXL Automatic 15.8 kmpl
Renault Scala RXZ Automatic 15.8 kmpl
Renault Scala Diesel Variants
Renault Scala RxE Diesel 21.6 kmpl
Renault Scala RxL Diesel 21.64 kmpl
Renault Scala RxZ Diesel 21.64 kmpl

Renault Scala Petrol Mileage

 The ARAI rated mileage of the Renault scala petrol variant is 16.95 kmpl. While driving it in a real life situation one can expect a mileage of 14 kmpl.

Renault Scala Diesel Mileage

 The four cylindered engine produces a power of 86PS @ 200 Nm. The ARAI rated mileage is 21.64 kmpl which means the diesel version of Renault Scala is quite good in terms of the fuel efficiency.

Renault Scala Handling Braking & Safety

Like most Renault cars, the steering is pretty light without being too over-assisted at high speeds which means it does manage to give you constant feedback at times. Around the flowing curves and corners of the Shimla highway, the Scala did prove to be a decent handler and gives it main role of comfort, this behaviour is completely acceptable. ABS with EBD is also standard across all models. You also get dual front airbags.

What we like
Easy to drive and use in city.
What we don't like
Steering too light.

Renault Scala Comfort & Suspension

The Nissan Sunny was always a very comfort oriented car and this one is no different. The long wheelbase aids in the overall stability and during our high speed drive on the Himalayan Expressway, the Scala remained poised and calm at triple digit speeds. During the drive over some broken patches around Shimla, I personally found the suspension to be a tad better than that of the Sunny and it seems the good guys at Renault had played around with the suspension for extra comfort too.

What we like
Suspension is better than the Sunny.
What we don't like
Ride is not class best.

Renault Scala Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 4425 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1505 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm

Engine

Torque 134Nm@4000rpm
Displacement 1498 cc
Power 99PS@6000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 185/70 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Renault Scala Features

Renault Scala RxE Petrol RxL Petrol RXL Automatic RXZ Automatic RxE Diesel RxL Diesel RxZ Diesel
ABS
Airbags Front-
Rear-
Front-
Rear-
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Renault Scala Colors

  • Solid Black
  • Flipped Grey
  • Pearl White
  • Metallic Silver
  • Metallic Blue
  • Metallic Red

Renault Scala Price

Renault Scala Price in New Delhi

Rs 7.25 L - 10.29 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Renault Scala ranges from Rs 7.25 Lakh to Rs 10.29 Lakh. Renault Scala is available in 7 variants. To find the on road price of Renault Scala you need to click on the check on road price.

Renault Scala has 4 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Renault Scala RxE Petrol which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 7.25 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Renault Scala RxZ Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 10.29 Lakh .

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User Reviews (5 of 11 ) View all Write A Review

Comforable car
Posted on Aug,08,18 11:48 AM

Pros Good fuel economy. I am getting 14.5 Kmlitre petrol

Cons No handles inside the cabin

Excellent comfort driving and riding. Spacious interior and excellent leg space and boot space. You will not get tired, even after a one-stretch 400 Km drive. I felt this car as the best in the class and worth more than the price.

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good but -----
Posted on Oct,10,05 2:09 AM

Pros Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,Average Interiors,

good in comfort disadvantage is front look of the car it looks like small hatchback car interior must improve

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Great car in class!!
Posted on Sep,09,25 12:27 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Interiors,

hiii, I bought a renault scala in may 2013,though I was very confused between renault scala and hyundai verna,i am happy that finally I have made a descent decision. What I like in the car is -has got lots and lots of space(usp of the car and major reason for me to buy the car),at rear seat u feel like sitting on a sofa. -Excellent pickup -Descent mileage, around 17kmpl in city on ac. -Great exteriors,gives the feel of luxury -Satisfactory services -Safety features(abs,air bags) -Good pricing(9.20 lakhs) Verna was for 9.70 lakhs with no abs and air bags,the positive thing about verna is its interiors and exteriors for those who like sporty Looks over luxurious. Disadvantages- -Outdated music system -Interiors

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Great car to own and drive
Posted on Sep,09,25 2:31 PM

Pros Good Performance,Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,

Scala is a very nice car to own and drive. I got the diesel version as my other car is giving me a poor milage and wanted to compensate. This car is surprisingly spacious and comfortable for 5 adults + 2 kids and has a great milage as well. Special mention also to Roharsh motors@Pune who provided great service during the sale and after sales service.

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average performance of scala
Posted on Sep,09,24 3:56 PM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Comfort,

Cons Average Looks,Average Interiors,Average Fuel Efficiency,

I am driving scala since last 8 months. Everything is good with this sedan, only at high high speed (100-120) there are sound in cabin and poor fuel efficiency. Cost is comparatively high as well as other option available in market with same feature. Overall experience is average with this sedan. Cabin space is comparatively better then other option available in this segment.

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By MRINAL KUMAR RAY Posted on Nov,14,2014 at 12:53 PM

I am owning Scala Diezel for the past two years with complete driving comfort with good mileage (ave. 16km to 19km).
However, normal serving cost of the car is higher in comparison to my previous Chevrolet car, though I had opted for
free service facility


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