Renault India is trying to give the Scala a boost in sales, introducing a limited edition Scala called the Renault Scala Travelogue, priced at Rs. 9.78 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The limited edition Renault Scala Travelogue is based on the top-end Renault Scala RXZ diesel variant, and is aimed at buyers who want a long-distance tourer.
What’s new in the Renault Scala Travelogue?
So what’s new with the Renault Scala Travelogue? The car comes with an inbuilt touchscreen infotainment system with a GPS navigation system (hence the name Travelogue). This touchscreen infotainment unit can play CD, DVD, USB, SD card, reverse camera functionality and Bluetooth to make and received phone calls. Also read: Renault Scala automatic launched in 2 variants
It also comes with a roller-curtain sunshade fitted on the rear parcel shelf, which helps cut the glare from the sun at the rear. The car also has other cosmetic touches such as illuminated scuff plates on all four doors, turn indicators on the power foldable outer rear-view mirrors, and a chrome exhaust tip.
Other features of the top-end Scala diesel remain the same such as keyless entry, push-button ignition, automatic climate control, steering audio controls, leather upholstery etc. And of course its USP of huge rear-seat space.
Is it worth it?
All these features come at a premium of Rs. 21,000 to the regular Renault Scala. Are these features worth the premium? Perhaps, because the same set of features would cost you about as much or more if you were to install them aftermarket. A roller curtain would cost about Rs. 700, scuff plates about Rs. 2,000, mirror covers with indicators about Rs. 1,500 each and a touchscreen GPS music system would cost above Rs. 18,000. When you factor in these individual costs, the Renault Scala Travelogue edition seems worth that little extra, if you were planning to buy a Scala. This edition will be on sale till the end of May. Renault has seen an upturn in sales of the Scala, selling over 1,000 units for the first time last month, and this limited edition should shore up volumes further. Also read: Renault Scala CVT automatic road test and review