Renault Discontinues Pulse and Scala in India – Huge Stock Still Exists
Renault Discontinues Pulse and Scala in India due to lack of demand
Renault has decided to discontinue two of their models in India the Pulse and Scala. Renault India had minimized the production of these two models back then in the year 2015 due to low demand. The demand for these models hasn’t increased since then and now Renault finally has discontinued both the Pulse hatchback and Scala sedan.
Renault hasn’t officially said anything about the discontinuation of the models. However Both models are still listed on the company’s official website, but with no price information available. Dealers say that you can still get them as there is a lot of stock and company can produce it at demand.
The former sales figures have tumbled down massively. In the last six months, the company could sell only 31 and 17 units of the Scala with no dispatches at all in the last four months. where as the company sold a total of 277 unit of the Pulse hatchback in the last six months. Meanwhile the Kwid and Duster have been updated with post GST prices.
Additionally, some of Renault dealers from Pune and Delhi have stated that they have not received a single unit of the Scala and Pulse since March and June respectively. Renault Scala was basically a re-badged Nissan Sunny. Similarly, the Pulse hatchback was abased on the Micra. however both the models were offered at a similar price point by their respective companies, sales were not up to the mark.
Both these cars were launched in India under the Renault-Nissan alliance, which still continues in India. The Pulse comes with both petrol and diesel engines. A former 1.2-litre motor churning out 74 bhp and the other one is a 1.5 -litre motor producing 64 bhp. transmission duties are carried out by a 5-speed manual transmission.
Currently the Renault Pulse goes against the very popular Maruti Suzuki Swift, Maruti Suzuki Ignis, and Hyundai Grand i10. Talking about the Renault Scala, the C-segment sedan also gets both petrol and diesel engine options to choose from, both carrying 1.5-litre motors. The Scala goes up against the likes of Honda city, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and Hyundai Verna.
Discontinuation of these two models will help the company to focus on their upcoming model Clio hatchback in India that will be positioned above the Kwid in the country. The details about the Clio aren’t launched yet. Stay tuned to get all the latest updates from the automotive industry.