Renault India has silently launched the new base diesel variant of the Scala sedan priced at Rs 8.29 lakh (ex showroom Delhi), which is Rs 50,000 cheaper than the now mid variant, Scala RxL. As said, ‘it is rolled out silently’, hence the exact feature list has yet not been updated on Renault India’s official website, we expect it to happen sometime soon.
Although no details of the Scala RXE diesel available at the moment, we hope almost similar cues to be drawn from that of the petrol based RxE bud. On comparing with the mid-level diesel, we came to know the newbie to do only with single airbag, AC, vanity mirrors for the rear passengers, internally adjustable mirrors, black interiors, no rear defogger and wheel caps instead of wheel alloys.
Mechanically, the RxE diesel variant will be powered by the same 1.5-litre k9K diesel mill that sits in the RxL and RxZ variants. It produces 85PS and 200Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front wheels via 5-speed manual gearbox. Stay tuned for more details.
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