Renault has been an innovator since its inception. Much like present day tech enthusiasts building websites, Renault is the result of sheer passion of the Frenchman Louis Renault which led the family interest into a global player. Being the innovator of Direct Drive, Renault as a company, has produced many marvels which constantly left the automobile industry awestruck. The saga continued over the years where irrespective of the model, the design ethics and performance promises stayed intact. Going through some rough phases in terms of production due to international crisis, Renault stood against time by evolving itself repeatedly and rising from its ashes like a phoenix. Even during the beginning of the racing era, where major automobile makers competed against each other on race track proving their individual worth, Renault enjoyed a successful period. Two of its founders participating in these races is a clear indication of the belief that Renault cars and the company as a whole was built on. Renault proved to carry on the French appreciation for art with its design and logo which remain to be reminiscent of the glory, French theatre and art brought to the world. The latest addition to Renault’s ‘art’ is the Renault Scala which is launched as an affordable luxury vehicle following its ubiquitous Renault Duster, which turned out to be a great success in the Indian automobile market.
The Renault Scala is available in six variants in both diesel and petrol engines to suit the needs of customers, who can choose between performance and mileage. The new advert shows the Renault cars’ spirit which drives people crazy and inspires them to do anything to get a chance to be in them. The way thirst for excellence is shown in the naiveness of children makes the advertisement reflect the way even adults turn curious about the amazing masterpiece by French, Renault SAS.
The all new Renault Scala from the stables of French auto major which was introduced in the year 2012 can be termed as a rebadged version of Nissan Sunny. Renault and Nissan has been in alliance since 1999 and since then have shared vehicle platforms to save on economy. With Scala, Renault has done their best and have improved upon the looks and made it more stylized than Sunny with large, aggressive grille, stylish headlights and new alloy wheels along with the massive legroom space of the rear end. The rear end of the vehicle features a blacked-out section that mimics a diffuser, which helps reduce the car's visual bulk. If you glance at the Renault Scala from the side parameters the vehicle looks exactly like Sunny but when you look at the vehicle in overall terms it is well balanced and proportionate that its cousin Sunny from the stables of Nissan. Scala comes loaded with the 1.5-litre dCi motor and the 1.5-litre petrol. Half-throttle responses are good and once past the initial turbo-lag, the engine feels quite responsive. The car feels best in the mid-range and you have adequate passing power on tap. However, on an open highway you will feel a slight shortage of power and find yourself constantly shifting gears to keep the motor on the boil. And, with power tapering off as early as 3800rpm, it's best to use the gears and keep the engine in the mid-range.The interiors are exactly the same as the Sunny’s and the oval and rounded theme is carried over. You get a round cluster of buttons on the central console, round vents and a round steering boss. The boot too is fairly generous and the seats fold down, but there’s no split.Renault Scala is fraught up with features and one gets keyless-go, climate control and electric folding mirrors. The top-of-the-line diesel model is rendered with nice leather seats. The interior quality isn’t brilliant but it’s good enough for the class.
With Renault Fluence, the French auto major made its entry in the Indian automotive industry without entering into a joint venture with any other company as it did before. Renault produced this sedan with the French panache that the world expected with no nonsense motoring. The smooth mingling exterior lines are soothing to the eye and the front and rear quarter panels are smoothly rounded that makes you want to caress it. The interiors speak of the space and comfort as it is said to be largest sedan in terms of cabin area, the bucket seats are comfortable with the fit and finish upto the mark. The sedan is powered with 1.5L dCi and 2.0L petrol engine; the diesel engine seen under the hoods of Fluence also does duty in Nissan’s hatchback Micra which was tweaked to fulfill the power requirements of a sedan. The 1.5L K9K diesel engine generates 108.5bhp peak power @ 4000rpm and the 1997cc automatic petrol engine is good to generate 131.5bhp @ 6000rpm.
Renault Pulse is an amazing hatchback designed by the leading French auto giant Renault. Renault Pulse is the third car by the French auto car maker in India after Renault Fluence and Renault Koleos which was aimed at a niche segment. Renault Pulse is available in the market in both petrol and diesel engine trims and comes with noteworthy exteriors and interiors. Renault Pulse is premium compact car and is having each and every feature what a compact needs in this increasing traffic. Front of Renault Pulse is sharper with its elevated crisply styled dual beam H4 follow me headlights which creates an eye catching effect and makes front of the car more attractive. Pulse is a premium compact car with soothing ambience in the interiors, in terms of comfort Renault has incorporated with many feature one of them is keyless start stop function which allows driver to stop the car with just one single touch. Heart of Renault pulse petrol is blessed with 1.2 liter DOHC engine with in-line fuel supply engine of car is capable to produce a power of 75bhp @ 6000rpm with the peak torque of 104Nm @ 4000rpm. If we take a look at diesel engine model of the car then it is equipped with 1.5 liter dCi engine which is capable enough to produce a power of 63.1bhp with torque of 160Nm.
Renault presents distinctive combination of international styling and design with its new SUV Duster, perfectly embodied to present robust, sporty and brawny cars. On the way to revolutionize the SUV cars generation in India. Duster incorporates the comfort of sedans & the rugged strength for rough Indian terrains. Coming up with various adjustable features for driver seat and tilt steering to impart the best comfortable position for perfect driving experience. Dual tone premium interior intact with new technology to relish luxury feeling. Dual front airbags, ABS+EBD accompanied with Brake assist for safety traits even lashed with all new technologies such as Central locking, Engine Immobilizer, reverse parking sensor, specially alloyed with protective engine guard to offer safe guard driving.
‘Duster’, the much awaited SUV from the stables of French auto major Renault is going to make its debut in the Indian car market on 4th of July in Delhi. Renault Duster is the first real compact SUV is surely going to bring a drastic change to the entry level SUV market. Duster bookings have already reached 1,000 mark. To take the popularity a notch higher a Pre-launch Advertisement was launched with the tagline, ’Our apologies to everyone who just bought a sedan.’ Renault Duster is an aggressive looking sedan and comes equipped with features like twin barrel headlamps, 16” alloy wheels, plush leather upholstery and 4 Speaker Music system with USB, AUX-IN and Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from that the French auto major has also incorporated safety features like ABS with brake assist and EBD, keyless entry, rear defogger, wiper and washer, electrically adjustable ORVMs with front fog lamps to make you drive safe and smooth. Renault Duster will come powered by both fuel options, there will be two petrol variant christened as Renault Pulse RxE, Renault Duster Petrol RxL and four diesel ones Renault Pulse RxE, Renault Pulse 85PS RxL, Renault Duster 110PS RxL, Renault Pulse RxZ. Duster is expected to come with a price tag of Rs 7 lakh for petrol variant whereas the multi-variant diesel is likely range between Rs 8 lakh -12 lakh.
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