Renault has been making huge inroads in two of the highly lucrative segments in India at the moment, the one of the entry level hatchback and the one of the urban compact SUV. Its players in these segments respectively are the Kwid and the Duster. Another segment, which otherwise of a recent dip in popularity, is on a continuous rise is the one of the c-segment sedan. Renault’s offering for buyers in this segment is the Scala, which gained numbers in the initial stages of its launch, but soon lost out to the competition from well established rivals.
Well, to take care of this, Renault is now in works of launching an all new product, likely to be called the Symbol in the Indian market. The same will be replacing the aging Scala and take on the competition to the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Honda City and the Hyundai Verna. Read More: Renault Kwid an incredible story that becomes the most searched car brand on the web
As far as the design of the same goes, it will be based on Renault’s signature design language. Up-front you see headlights which seem to be inspired from the one available on the current generation Duster. The grille sits dominating in the middle while the bumper gets smartly done styling to the give the front facia a sporty yet elegant appeal. Going by the recent spy shots of the same which has surfaced on the internet, the rear facia of the Symbol is to be quite simple in nature. Read Also: Renault Kwid's success will have French manufacturer opt for 5 more products for India
The sedan will be devoid of any sharp cuts or creases but will feature a curvaceous design. On the inside, the Symbol will get a premium cabin. It will be loaded with creature comforts and features up to the brim.
As far as the engine specifications are concerned, though nothing has been confirmed yet, the new C-segment sedan from Renault could get the same set of petrol and diesel engines, with minute modifications that powers the current generation Renault Duster. This means that the petrol engine is likely to be a 1.6-litre unit while the diesel will be a 1.5-litre oil-burner. The transmission responsibilities will be handled by a 6 or 5-speed manual while there could very well be an AMT on offer as well. Read More: Renault Kaptur SUV coming to India by Q3, 2017; Seen testing on Indian roads
As the product will be highly localized, the prices of the same are expected to be quite competitive. When launched, the Renault Symbol is likely to be called by a different name with its prices starting from INR 7 lakh (ex-showroom).