It is to be believed that Renault India, the French automaker has silently discontinued the Pulse hatchback and the Scala sedan from its portfolio. The automaker still has these above mentioned cars listed on it’s official Indian website, however without the option of checking the prices respectively. Other models from Renault which include likes the Duster, KWID and Lodgy have the aforementioned option specified. Not only this, when Renault India sent across it’s official release notifying the new prices of it’s products under the GST scheme, the Pulse and Scala where missing from that as well. No official confirmation from Renault India has come yet, it could be speculated that the automaker is waiting till the stocks last before making any announcement. Also Read: Renault Duster 2018 rendered ahead of global debut in September 2017; India launch next year
The Renault Pulse, a mid-sized hatchback from the French automaker which essentially is a Nissan Micra. Despite both the cars being virtually the same, while the latter still manages to attract some buyers, the former’s sales have tumbled down massively. This can be attributed to the lack of any significant update and the outdated feature list in comparison to the competition. Similar is the case with the Renault Scala, which also is a re-badged Nissan Sunny. This one, despite several minor updates was never really able to stand up against the competition. Also Read: New Renault Kaptur (Captur) spy images reveal exterior design & DRLs; price in India, launch date, images & specs
Both these cars were launched in India under the Renault-Nissan alliance, which still continues in India. The Renault Pulse is available to choose from both petrol as well as diesel engines. The former is a 1.2-litre unit churning out 74Bhp while the latter is a 1.5-litre motor producing 64Bhp of power. Both the engines are available with a 5-speed manual transmission. Currently, the Renault Pulse goes against the likes of Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Ignis, Hyundai Grand i10 among the others. Also Read: Renault KWID Comprehensive Review: The City Runabout
Talking about the Renault Scala, this C-segment sedan too gets both the petrol as well as the diesel engine options to choose from. The former is a 1.5-litre unit while the latter is also a 1.5-litre motor. The Renault Scala goes against the likes of Honda City, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna. Also Read: GST Effect: Renault Duster, KWID & Lodgy prices reduced by up to INR 1 lakh
The likely discontinuation of these two products could mean that Renault has newer models in pipeline for our country. If media reports are to be believed, Renault might soon debut the Megan in our country, both in the sedan as well as the hatchback avatars.