If the emerging reports hold true, French car-maker Renault has temporarily suspended the production of Pulse and Scala in India, owing to poor demand.
A recent report of Business Standard, citing industry sources claimed that production halt is an inventory correction to clear the stock of the models before the arrival of the facelifted version of Pulse. Both Pulsate and Scala have been facing slow demand in the market and Scala has not been manufactured since 183 cars were made in May 2014, according to data by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM).
However, a report of Zigwheels noted that the both Scala and Pulse will continue to be in the Renault's India portfolio and the Pulse facelift is likely to hit India showrooms this week. The Pulse and the Scala are the badge-engineered versions of Nissan Micra and Sunny.
Renault will also be expanding its product line-up in India with the launch of its MPV Lodgy.
Lodgy is expected to reach India shores in March and is likely to get features like touchscreen infotainment system, three-spoke steering wheel, dual-tone dashboard and centre armrest for rear passengers.
Under the hood, from what we have heard so far, Renault Lodgy MPV is likely to get power from 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine in two states of tune -- 85PS and 110PS.