Thursday, 24 January 2013

Renault Scala Automatic sedan launched in India at INR 8.99 Lac




We had already briefed you about the launch of Renault Scala  Automatic variant and all the details of the variant a couple of days ago. The only thing to be confirmed from French automaker was the pricing of the model. The carmaker has now officially launched the car at INR 8.99 Lac

There is certainly a surprise that the French carmaker launched the variant even before the launch of Nissan's Sunny Automatic for the market. Seems like Nissan has some other plans for Indian market - may be the Japanese carmaker is heavily working upon the Compact SUV as we heard this could come during the 2013 festive season.

Renault's Scala Automatic is launched with a CVT gearbox, making it the first automatic C-Segment sedan in India to do so. The CVT gearbox differs from the conventional automatic gearbox by the fact that it has infinite number of gear ratios which gives it the jerk free performance similar to those found in automatic scooters like Honda Activa and others.

Meanhile, Nissan is working on X-TRONIC range of CVT. The X-TRONIC range of CVT automatic transmissions are known for their high fuel economy and refined demeanour. Let us get back to Nissan India on this and let's take their view on when would their Automatic product hit the showrooms.

The Scala automatic will be available in two petrol variants – the RXL and the RXZ. The variant RXL will offer features including 15’’ sporty alloys, dual airbags, Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist, electric adjustable mirrors, automatic climate control, multi-information display as well as chrome door handles. The RXZ will additionally offer automatic foldable mirrors, leather upholstery and chrome radiator grille. The upper model RxZ will be available at price of INR 9.89 Lac.

Scala CVT promises to offer higher fuel efficiency of 17.97 KMPL (ARAI figure), which is comparable to premium sedans with manual transmission.

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