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Renault Scala replacement could be the Symbol, spotted in Brazil

Renault Scala replacement could be the Symbol, spotted in Brazil
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Saturday 07 January 2017, 16:21 PM

Renault announced earlier that it will be introducing five new models in India in the next five years. We speculated that it would include a C-segment sedan which will be a replacement for the Scala and is predicted to be the latest version of the Logan. However, this vehicle will come with a Renault badge and in all possibility could be the Symbol sedan which has now been spotted in its latest generation in Brazil. 

The third generation Symbol carries the new Renault family face. The C-shaped LED DRLs have been incorporated into headlamps with the characteristic grille completing the fascia. It utilises Renault’s very-own B0 platform and if it makes it to India it will help Renault save the dependency on Nissan. So Renault could price its new C-segment sedan competitively and have the freedom to localise the car according to Indian demand.

Powering the Symbol will be the same 1.6-litre K4M petrol engine as the Duster whereas the diesel variant will get a 1.5-litre dCi engine. When launched in India, Renault is expected to offer it with the AMT (automatic transmission). Expect the interior of the sedan to be similar to that of the Duster. And it will come loaded with all the standard features expected from a C-segment sedan. 

The Renault Scala has never really able set the sales figures on fire, and so the new competent sedan is the way to go for the French automaker. Its not sure whether it will be called the Symbol when introduced in India, but this sedan will slot in under the Duster in Renault’s line-up. It will take on the likes of Honda City, Hyundai Verna, Nissan Sunny, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Volkswagen Vento, as the expected price for the C-segment offering from Renault is approx. between Rs 6-8 lakh.

 

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