Expert Review of Renault Scala
Renault India has been in the car market for a few years now and has been doing quite well in the automobile sector. The company is the Indian subsidiary of Renault S. A., which one of the leading multinational car makers from France. Renault India has some incredible cars in their fleet and one of them is the New Scala Sedan. This is one of their most elegant sedans, which is placed between their luxuriant Renault Fluence and their sporty hatchback, Renault Pulse. This new sedan, 2012 Renault Scala Petrol RxE has quite a few similarities with the Nissan Sunny. This is because both these companies Nissan and Renault are sharing the same factory, which is based off Oragadam that is closer to Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The company is said to be offering a 2+2 year or 80,000 kilometers warranty along with their ‘Renault Complete Care’ package to keep the after sales service and maintenance costs lesser burdensome for the buyers. Apart from this extended warranty and affordable after sales service, the company is also offering a 24/7 road side assistance to all their cars, which will certainly be an added benefit for their customers. This Renault Scala Petrol RxE is one of the best sedans in its segment and will be a tough competitor to all its other competitors such as Skoda Rapid, Nissan Sunny, Hyundai Verna, Volkswagen Vento and also Honda City. The Renault Scala Petrol is equipped with a performance packed 1.5 L, 4 cylinder based XH2 petrol engine, which has the capacity to displace 1498cc. The outsides of this premium sedan are done up elegantly and this Renault Scala Petrol RxE has some striking exterior features. The insides of this sedan have been bestowed with some of the most impressive comfort features, which will without doubt lure the buyers. Some of these interesting comfort features are a keyless entry, an advanced Follow Me Home head lamps for added convenience and numerous such impressive features. Apart from the comfort features, this premium sedan has been integrated with some essential safety features like an antilock braking system (ABS) along with electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and emergency brake assist, a front airbag for the driver and a many other such protective aspects as well. On the whole, this premium sedan has all the qualities of a complete family sedan, which is steadfast and very unwavering in delivering a remarkable performance.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Almost all the Indian buyers are very eager to know the mileage of any car before buying it. This impressive sedan, 2012 Renault Scala RxE has been fitted with a fuel efficient engine that generates a healthy mileage. The company claims that this petrol engine based sedan can generate an impressive mileage of close to 16.95 kmpl, when driven under standard conditions.
This stylish sedan, 2012 Renault Scala Petrol RxE is being offered in five impressive and vibrant exterior paint options, which are a graceful Pearl White, an elegant Metallic Silver, a flamboyant Metallic Red, a refined Metallic Blue and a stylish Solid Black. All these colors are lively and make this premium sedan look glossy and smooth. The interiors are also done up very tastefully with seats being covered with premium upholstery, which makes this sedan look lively and suave.
Acceleration and Pick up
This premium sedan, Renault Scala Petrol RxE has been fitted with a commanding and performance packed engine. This powerful drive train has the ability to take this splendid sedan to a top speed of about 160 kmph. On the other hand, this engine has the capacity to propel this sleek sedan from 0 – 100 in about 15 seconds, which is quite remarkable.
The exteriors of this premium sedan, Renault Scala RxZ are very polished and have an aerodynamic design. The front of this sedan gets a neatly styled radiator grille, which is hexagonal in shape and has an air dam below it. The front façade looks aggressive with a large insignia of the company embossed in the center, which makes this sedan look stylish. The head light cluster has elongated smoked styled head lamps that have a swept back look and have been fitted with high intensity double barreled halogen lamps, which are surrounded by lot chrome and give radiant rays of light for better visibility to the driver. This New Scala Sedan also gets body colored dual tone front and rear bumper, which have been designed very trimly. The side profile is sleek and lustrous with body colored external rear view mirrors. The subtle but neatly carved wheel arches have been fitted with a robust set of steel wheels of size 185/70 R14 that are covered with full wheel covers and have sturdy tubeless radial tyres that have a strong road grip. The rear end gets a sleek and curvy boot lid with a chrome trunk garnish with “SCALA” embossed on it, which adds to the urbane look of this premium sedan. This boot lid also makes this, Renault Scala Petrol RxE look wider and very spacious from the rear end. The tail lamp cluster is bright and clear with side turn indicator and reversing lights integrated in it.
This latest entrant Renault Scala Petrol RxE has been equipped with some of the most thrilling and practical comfort features, which will definitely tempt the buyers. The list of these features include the advanced ‘Follow Me Home’ head lamps for added convenience, keyless entry, a tilt adjustable electric power steering wheel that is very smooth and responsive, a powerful and very efficient manual air conditioning and heater unit, which has an air quality control to keep the internal cabin fresh and adjustable rear AC vents for added comfort to the back seat passengers. The sophisticated music system with four speakers is quite good and has a Radio FM, CD player and also an Aux-in port. This premium sedan also has a manually adjustable driver’s seat, a clutch foot rest for resting the drivers foot during longer journeys, power windows with driver side one touch up and down window with anti pinch function, rear central arm rest with cup holders, a brilliant MID (multi information display) that has a number of notification lamps and other notifications along with a tachometer, a door open warning notification, a head lamp ‘ON’ reminder buzzer, key left reminder, remotely operated boot lid, fuel cap as well as bonnet opener and many more such exciting and convenient utility functions, which will enhance the comfort level of this sedan. All these features will certainly amaze the buyers and entice them into buying this loaded premium New Scala sedan.
On the whole, this premium Renault Scala Petrol RxE sedan is quite spacious and has ample leg room along with head and shoulder space. The total length of this grand sedan is about 4425mm along with an overall width of 1695mm, which includes the external wing mirrors. The total height of the Renault Scala is around 1505mm and it also has a roomy wheel base of 2600mm, which can easily accommodate five passengers inside it. The minimum ground clearance of this wonderful sedan is about 161mm and it has a huge boot space of 490 litres along with a centrally mounted fuel tank of 41 litres. The total kerb weight of this petrol engine based sedan is in the range of 1005 kgs to 1010 kgs, while the minimum turning radius of this luxuriant sedan is just 5.3 meters, which is quite remarkable for this long vehicle.
The Renault Scala Petrol is equipped with a performance packed 1.5 L, 4 cylinder based XH2 petrol engine, which has the capacity to displace 1498cc. This power train can generate a peak power output of 97.02 Bhp at 6000 Rpm along with a maximum torque yield of 134 Nm at 4000 Rpm. This engine is mated with a smooth five speed manual gear box transmission, which ensures easy gear shiftsand has a multipoint fuel injection technology.
This impressive 2012 Renault Scala Petrol RxE is the entry level base variant in the Petrol engine lineup and the company has bestowed it with a strapping set of 14 inch steel wheels of size 185/70 R14, which have sturdy tubeless radial tyres with a strong road grip. A regular spare wheel is also been given to this New Scala Sedan, which is fitted in the boot compartment along with the other regular tools.
The suspension system is one of the most significant and crucial feature of any car as it takes care of any sudden jerks and bumps to the passengers and ensures a smooth and effortless drive. The front axle of this long and majestic sedan, 2012 Renault Scala Petrol RxE has been fitted with a McPherson Strut type of suspension mechanism, while the rear axle gets a torsion bar, which helps in keeping this massive sedan very stable and well balanced.
Handling and Control
This magnificent sedan, Renault Scala Petrol RxE has a competent braking and suspension mechanism, while the front wheels get disc based brakes, the rear wheels get a drum based braking system. Apart from these efficient braking mechanisms, this New Scala Sedan also gets an advanced ABS with EBD and an emergency brake assist for further enhancing the brakes on any topography. Then the power steering of this premium sedan is very sturdy and responsive, which makes it easier to maneuver this car in peak traffic conditions as well. Apart from these, there are quite a few other features, which have been incorporated in this wonderful sedan that help in the easy handling and controlling of this car.
Stylish exteriors, comfortable seats and impressive features, equipped with a powerful engine.
mileage can also be improved, engine noise can be decreased and pricing can be made more competitive.