During the launch of Renault Koleos, the company showcased teaser images of 3 upcoming cars for India. By the covered images surfaced it was clear the third offering of Renault in India is the hatchback, however, it was unclear if it was Clio or Modus. But surprisingly Renault India launched the Pulse hatch basically a mildly altered version of Nissan Micra that not only have the similar dimensions, but also with identical engine and interior too.
Now we don’t want to create a similar mistake for Renault’s fifth offering in India and also it is already confirmed that the company is working on remodeling Sunny and likely to launch it as ‘Scala’ by this-September. Now the sources close to us reveal, Renault India’s Mumbai design studio is working on the Nissan Sunny’s front and rear fascias to make it look more Renault and less Nissan. It has also come to notice that the Renault has changed the boot lid, front grille, and modified the bumpers.
Initially, Renault might launch only the diesel version of Scala, while the petrol model will be introduced later just like in case of the Pulse hatchback. The sedan will be powered by the efficient K9K dCi diesel engine producing 85bhp and 200Nm torque (same as the Nissan Sunny), with almost exactly the same components used in the Sunny. Usually, Renault cars are priced at a premium over Nissan model, so the Scala is expected to be more expensive than the Sunny.
What we say? On the other hand, Nissan India is planning to add the Renault’s newly launched compact SUV, the Duster to its portfolio, however, the name has not been finalized yet.