Renault has launched the Scala automatic in India with its famous Xtronic CVT transmission. Interestingly, the Scala Automatic offers a higher fuel economy than its manual sibling. The ARAI rated figure stands at a very impressive 17.97kmpl - this is over 6% better than its manual sibling which is rated at 16.95kmpl
The Scala automatic comes with the potent 1.5-litre petrol engine that develops almost a hundred horses and 134Nm of torque and the car will be sold in two trim levels of RxL and RxZ. With this move, Renault India also becomes the first manufacturer to offer the next-generation transmission to the Indian premium sedan segment.
With all new X-tronic transmission system, the Scala CVT promises to offer higher fuel efficiency and performance as well as a lower cost of ownership. Scala CVT combines pioneering composition with flexibility to provide a benchmark-setting alternate option
to existing offerings in the segment with a class-leading fuel efficiency of 17.97 KMPL (ARAI figure), which is comparable to premium sedans with manual transmission.
Speaking on the occasion, Marc NASSIF - MD, Renault India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With more and more cars on the road as well as frequent stop-and-go traffic, India has been seeing an increase in demand for automatic sedans in recent years. However, despite the growing interest for these cars, petrol automatic vehicles are still limited to a 6% share in the premium sedan segment because they deliver
lower mileage and higher cost of ownership”.
“The Scala X-tronic CVT aims to bridge this gap by offering class-leading fuel efficiency, reliability and performance. With the next-generation X-tronic transmission, customers will be able to experience a new technological benchmark in automatic transmission, which offers a smoother ride, convenience and savings, making the Scala CVT an attractive choice for those opting for an automatic premium sedan.”
Continue to the full road test of the Renault Scala (click)