Renault India Pvt. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the French multinational Renault S.A., revealed the price of their Scala X-tronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) recently. Priced at Rs. 8.99 lakh, this is the first Indian premium sedan to offer the next-gen X-tronic transmission system.
Renault has juxtaposed pioneering composition with flexibility to create a benchmark-setting alternate option. The frugally priced new Scala CVT guarantees a class-leading fuel efficiency of 17.97 KMPL (ARAI) and better performance than most other competitively priced automatic premium sedans with manual transmission.
Speaking on the occasion, Marc NASSIF - MD, Renault India Pvt. Ltd. said, “With more and more cars on the road as well as frequent stop-and-go traffic, India has been seeing an increase in demand for automatic sedans in recent years. However, despite the growing interest for these cars, petrol automatic vehicles are still limited to a 6% share in the premium sedan segment because they deliver lower mileage and higher cost of ownership.”
“The Scala X-tronic CVT aims to bridge this gap by offering class-leading fuel efficiency, reliability and performance. With the next-generation X-tronic transmission, customers will be able to experience a new technological benchmark in automatic transmission which offers a smoother ride, convenience and savings, making the Scala CVT an attractive choice for those opting for an automatic premium sedan,” he added.
Endowed with a slew of exciting features, the Scala CVT will be available in two petrol variants — the RXL and the RXZ. The RXL variant is likely to come with dual airbags, 15’’ sporty alloys, Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), multi-information display, chrome door handles and more. The top variant of RXZ will additionally get plush leather upholstery, automatic foldable mirrors and chrome radiator grille.
The Renault Scala RXL X-tronic CVT has been priced at Rs. 8,99,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Renault Scala RXZ X-tronic CVT will cost Rs. 9,89,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).