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Renault launches Scala at Rs 6.99 lakh

French car maker Renault on Friday launched its entry-level sedan Scala, the last of its range of five cars that it had promised to unveil in India by the end of this year.

autos Updated: Jan 21, 2013 10:42 IST
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French car maker Renault on Friday launched its entry-level sedan Scala, the last of its range of five cars that it had promised to unveil in India by the end of this year.

Based on alliance partner Nissan’s global success Sunny, Scala is priced at Rs 6.99-7.85 lakh for the two petrol variants and at Rs 8.69-9.57 lakh for the two diesel versions.

Renault saw its fortunes turn in India with its previous launch Duster that has got off to a flying start and now hopes there will be a rub off effect on the Scala as well. Its biggest hindrance, however, could be the Sunny, which has been present in the market for over a year and has been received well.

"With the launch of the premium sedan Scala, Renault India is now present across segments of the Indian car market with products which meet our customer expectations and http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/9/08_09_12-buss23d.jpgaspirations," said Marc Nassif, managing director, Renault India. "We are late entrants in this market but nobody can say that we are slow. No company has launched five products in a span of just 14 months nor has any company achieved sales of 30,000-35,000 units in the first full year of operations."

Renault sold less than 4,000 cars in fiscal 2011-12 but is targeting an over 9-fold increase in sales this year and an over 3-fold increase next year to cross 100,000 units per annum by 2013.

“We should be able to achieve these targets from these five cars alone,” Nassif said.