Renault Scala Diesel Model Review in Detail

Renault Scala launched in 2012, it is a premium sedan car. Scala is one of those that Renault India had announced to launch. It is considered as the most evolved and the most adulterated car of Renault’s range. It has nice interior. It’s exterior design are too good and win people heart. Scala is manufactured in Chennai and it is available in petrol and diesel both variants. This sedan is competing with Hyundai Verna Fluidic, Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Vento and few others of its segment. It is one the widely popular sedan cars in India. It comes with warranty of 80,000 kilometers which can be extended an extra cost. Here we are going to share our knowledge with you about Renault Scala Diesel Model Review in Detail

Interior

Renault Scala interior pic

Renault Scala interior pic

The interiors of the Renault Scala are much more lavish than what the exterior would lead you to believe. The interiors have been designed with utmost care and precision. The car has been designed with really good upholstery that will certainly make one feel incredibly comfortable. Others features such as the advanced follow me home headlamps, adjustable illumination on the meter cluster and push button illuminated start stop function is also available for added convenience. The internal section is quite spacious and includes several sophisticated aspects. The seats have been designed in such a way that it is possible for people to feel comfortable even during long rides, for the seats provide some amount of support to the back and to the shoulders as well. The car has a lot of features in the interiors that make it easy to be driven and also to be driven in. Some of these features include air conditioning, rear AC vents, etc. It would be possible for five adults to sit in the car without any issue of comfort. There is a rear cup holder in the car, so that people don’t spill their drinks when they are in. There is a lot of storage space in the car as well. Of course, one would be able to store a lot of things in the boot, but one will get some space to store their phones, tickets and other small things in the dashboard or even the front armrests.

The interior quality isn’t brilliant but it’s good enough for the class. On the safety front, it has some vital protective features like dual front airbags that reduces the risk of injury in case of a collision, speed sensing automatic door locks, anti-theft device with alarm as well as head restraints, which offers better security to its passengers. It has well cushioned seats, reading lamp and a spacious boot compartment that is good enough for placing a lot of luggage. There are also various utility based aspects available that adds to the convenience. The list includes an accessory socket, cup holders, assist grips and a few other such aspects. Some of these include a powerful air conditioner unit with automatic climate control that keep the cabin fresh, a brilliant multi information display as well as electrically foldable and adjustable external wing mirrors. There are arm rests as well. The owners also have an option to add a few accessories for enhancing its style as well as comfort levels. The car comes with power windows, power steering, tiltable steering wheel, etc. The car also comes with electronically adjustable ORVMs.

The top-end RxZ model we drove comes loaded with features. You get keyless-go, climate control and electric folding mirrors. The top-of-the-line diesel model also comes with nice leather seats. There are a lot of audio controls that have been mounted on the steering wheel of the car. There is a dash integrated MP3 player in the car that can play CDs or even the radio. The music system in the car comes with 4 speakers. The car has the general safety features too- ABS, brake assist, EBD with emergency brake assist, auto door locks that come on when sensing high speed or an abrupt change in speed. Anti- pinch power window, rear window defroster, engine immobiliser, smoked styled headlamps, etc. make sure that the car is really convenient to drive. The interiors are exactly the same as the Sunny’s and the oval and rounded theme is carried over. You get a round cluster of buttons on the central console, round vents and a round steering boss. The boot too is fairly generous and the seats fold down, but there’s no split.

Exterior

Renault Scala HD Image

Renault Scala HD Image

Renault Scala looks a lot like the Nissan Sunny. But Renault has done quite a bit to try differentiating its car from the Nissan Sunny. These changes have been influenced by the design of the Renault Fluence. The side profile includes some styling features like neatly carved wheel arches, door handles as well as ORVMs. Coming to its rear end, there is a well sculpted bumper and a radiant tail light cluster that gives it a stylish look. Besides these, it also includes an integrated roof mounted antenna that helps in better reception of radio signals. The Renault Fluence had already received a lot of positive feedback so these changes were integrated into the Renault Scala as well. The front end of the car is dominated by the look of the bumper and the grille.

The grille is enhanced and chrome plated as well. The rear end of the sedan is dominated by the tail gate and the dual exhaust pipes. It is equipped with many remarkable aspects that gives it a classy look. These include smoked style headlamp cluster at front and a couple of bright fog lamps that are fitted to the dual tone bumper. There are body colored ORVMs and door handles in the car as well. These ORVMs are electrically controlled, as well. The wheel arches of the car are really wide and they are body colored as well. This sedan is offered in five vibrant exterior paint options for the customers to select from. Its outer appearance is simply captivating with maximum use of chrome at several places.

Handling

Renault Scala photos

Renault Scala photos

This sedan is blessed with an electric power steering system that makes the handling quite convenient. Whereas, it has a disc and drum braking mechanism that is further assisted by electronic brake force distribution and anti-lock braking system. The Scala remains a tidy handling car. Due to the soft suspension, there is some amount of body roll but the Renault is a very neat handler. The steering is really light and comfortable at city speeds and it offers decent feedback on the highway too. As far as suspension system is concerned, it is quite proficient and helps in maintaining its stability even on uneven road conditions. The company has bestowed it with numerous top class comfort features that will give an enjoyable driving experience to its passengers.

Performance

Renault Scala engine

Renault Scala engine

The Renault Scala comes with a 1.5 liter diesel engine that can produce an amazing power of 84.8 bhp, and can generate maximum torque of 200 Nm. The petrol variant of the Scala is a 1.5 l engine, which can generate 97.6 bhp of power and generate around 134 Nm of torque. The diesel trims are equipped with a 1.5-litre, dCi power plant that has the ability to displace 1461cc. It is capable of producing a peak power and torque output of 84.8bhp and 200Nm respectively, which is rather good. The power trains come with a five speed manual transmission gearbox. The diesel engine has a lot more linear power delivery when compared to the petrol model, which might make the petrol variant a better choice. It’s only when going uphill with a full load that the throttle lag becomes apparent and the Scala struggles to gather decent pace. The car feels best in the mid-range and you have adequate passing power on tap.

However, on an open highway you will feel a slight shortage of power and find yourself constantly shifting gears to keep the motor on the boil. And, with power tapering off as early as 3800rpm, it’s best to use the gears and keep the engine in the mid-range. Renault Scala is a revamped version of the Nissan Sunny and it is available in four different variants as well- two diesel and two petrol. Engine options for the Scala are the 1.5-litre dCi motor and the 1.5-litre petrol. We drove the diesel model which produces a decent 84.8bhp and 20.4kgm of torque. On urban roads, it is quite good to drive. Half-throttle responses are good and once past the initial turbo-lag, the engine feels quite responsive.

Efficiency & Mileage Review

Renault Scala mileage test drive

Renault Scala mileage test drive

Scala available in both engine petrol and diesel but the diesel variants are more efficient. Renault Scala available in three different diesel variants which all gives mileage of around 18 kmpl in the crowd areas and 21 kmpl in long journey.

Renault Scala RXE Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 21.64 kmpl on highway and 18.54 kmpl in the city.

Renault Scala RXL Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 21.64 kmpl on highway and 18.54 kmpl in the city.

Renault Scala RXZ Diesel (1461 cc, Diesel, Manual), gives mileage of 21.64 kmpl on highway and 18.54 kmpl in the city.

Pricing

Renault Scala Price pic

Renault Scala Price pic

The Renault keep lower price for it which is the best thing in it. Because of its cheapest price People of India can easily buy it. The Starting Range for Renault Scala at Rs. 8.6-10.1 Lac.

Renault Scala RXE Diesel ₹ 8.6 Lac
Renault Scala RXL Diesel ₹ 9.2 Lac
Renault Scala RXZ Diesel ₹ 10.1 Lac

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