Renault Makes Over Nissan Sunny As New Scala For India
In exactly the same way that the Renault Pulse supermini is a re-badged version of the Nissan Micra, the new Renault Scala is a Renault-faced iteration of the Nissan Sunny, which is sold in North America as the Nissan Versa sedan.
The cosmetic makeover is limited to the Scala’s new fascia that is borrowed from the Pulse, with which it shares its underpinnings, but enhanced with bespoke headlamp graphics and a chrome trimmed grille for a more upscale look, plus the new wheel designs and the different tail lamp fixtures that are connected with a chrome strip.
The new Scala is slated to go on sale in India next month with a choice of two locally built engines, a 1.5-liter four-cylinder petrol delivering 98hp (99PS) and a diesel unit with the same displacement and an output of 85hp (86PS). Both powerplants are coupled to a five-speed manual gearbox.
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