Renault Scala Review

Renault Scala Information

Renault Scala is equipped with 1.5-litre of diesel motor, which produces 84.8bhp of maximum power along with 200 Nm of peak torque. While the petrol version of the same houses a 1.5-litre engine, which generates 97.6bhp of power accompanied with 134 Nm of torque. Both the powertrains comes coupled with five speed manual transmission gearbox which would help the sedan to deliver an impressive mileage of 21.64 kmpl with diesel and 16.95kmpl with petrol (ARAI figure) . While the one mated with X-TRONIC transmission is able to generate mileage figures of 17. 97kmpl.

The car maker has equipped the petrol version with a 1.5-litre, XH2 mill that comes with electronic fuel injection system. This engine, mated with a 5-speed manual gearbox can breach a 100 Kmph mark in approximately 13.58 seconds and can reach a top speed of about 155 Kmph. On the other hand, the CVT X-Tronic version takes only about 12.11 seconds to break the 100 Kmph mark and it can achieve a top speed of 160 Kmph. On the other hand, the diesel version is blessed with a 1.5-litre K9K engine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 in about 16 seconds and can reach a top speed in the range of 160 to 165 Kmph.  
Renault Scala Front View Image
Renault Scala Front View
 In terms of design, this sedan by Renault Scala has been developed with amazing looks and seems like it gives a strong competition to others on this particularly note. The sedan shares lot of exterior features with Nissan's Sunny, but the element which distinguished both are some styling clues taken from its big brother Renault Fluence, which was launched in the Indian car market sometime ago and managed to get good reviews from the critics as well as the consumers. On the front end, the bumper's design is stylish and the grille is again done to make it look eye-catchy. While the grille design resembles to that of Fluence, but certainly it has been made more enhanced and beautiful.

Renault Scala Side View Image
Renault Scala Side View

The interiors of Renault Scala are posh, lavish and premium. The company made sure that the sedan comes out to be not only an affordable but also stylish, chic and comfortable . The instrument cluster is again very eye-catchy, while the dash board design is also made attractive in nature. The Multi Information display provides every crucial information over it. On the inside, the seats are made with both option of fabric and leather upholstery, that depends on the variant. The leather wrapped steering wheel, also mounted with audio controls, does lifts up the overall appeal of the sedan from inside. The center console is more like in case of Nissan vehicles, the circular mounted controls over it, makes the interiors look distinguish. To create more comfortable ambiance there's an effective air conditioning system which is accompanied with automatic climate control.

Renault Scala Back View Image
Renault Scala Back View

The petrol variants have been fitted with 1.5-litre, XH2 power plant that is incorporated with an electronic fuel injection system. This mill is based on a dual overhead camshaft valve configuration with four cylinders and 16-valves, which displaces 1498cc. The company is offering this petrol version with a 5-speed manual as well as a CVT X-Tronic automatic gearbox options. The manual version produces a peak power of 97.64bhp at 6000rpm, while the automatic trim develops 99.6bhp at just 5600rpm.

Renault Scala Interior Image
Renault Scala Interior
Both these versions can yield a peak torque output of 134Nm at 4000rpm. On the other hand, all the diesel versions are fitted with 1.5-litre, K9K that are blessed with common rail direct fuel injection system. It comprises of 4-cylinders and 8 valves using SOHC valve configuration, which makes a total displacement capacity of 1461cc. This power plant can churn out a decent power of 84.8bhp at 3750rpm and yields a hammering torque output of 200Nm at just 2000rpm. It is paired with a five speed manual gearbox that powers the front wheels to draw torque output and produce a peak mileage of 21.64 Kmpl.

Renault Scala Gear Box Image
Renault Scala Gear Box
Apart from the Anti-Lock Braking system and electronic brake distribution system, the new Renault Scala also comes with dual front airbags , one for the driver and one for the front co-passenger. The ABS + EBD with Emergency Brake Assist , Speed Sensing Auto Door Locks, Head Restraints - Front & Rear Adjustable , Rear Window Defroster with timer, Anti Pinch Power Window On Driver-side (One touch up & down), Engine Immobiliser and Variable Intermittent Front Wiper and Smoked Styled Headlamps, all comprise to the safety features imbibed in this model. So, overall the safety concern has been taken care in every way possible. 

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