Renault has re-badged the Nissan Sunny and named it Scala for the Indian market. The French automaker is conducting media drives in Himachal Pradesh right now, where more details of the car have been disclosed. Mechanically, the Scala is a carbon copy of the Sunny. The design changes were done by Renault’s design center in Mumbai.
Renault will launch the Scala in the first week of September. The car will be priced at a slight premium over the Sunny to prevent cannibalization. The same 1.5-litre diesel (86 PS, 200 Nm) and 1.5-litre gasoline (99 PS, 134 Nm) engines will be offered. For a comparison of Scala and Sunny, see the story in Motorbeam.
Faisal Ali Khan is the owner/operator of MotorBeam.com, a website covering the auto industry of India.