2015 Renault Symbol | New Car Review

Posted on May 31, 2015 by
2015 Renault Symbol
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 3.5 stars
  • Very Good
AEDAED 38,500 - 39,900
  • 2/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 2 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015
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  • Last modified: May 31, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 60%
    User: 31%
  • Interior
    Editor: 60%
    User: 51%
  • Quality
    Editor: 50%
    User: 60%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
    User: 52%
  • Performance
    Editor: 70%
    User: 50%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 85%
    User: 31%

Review Summary:

The Symbol is in many ways akin to an international felon. Adopting various identities across the globe, it started its life as the Clio Symbol, while being referred to as the Thalia in a few markets and the Clio Classic in a few others. For now, it’s known as the Symbol or the Dacia Logan, but who knows when it may just feel like a new alias?

Pros

* Extremely affordable price tag

Cons

* Quality of materials used in and around the cabin

Looks

Manufactured in Turkey, the third generation model is a far cry from the one that surfaced in 1999. Positioned as an economical city runner, the Symbol is banal and dreary, but what more could you expect from something as attractively priced?

2015 Renault Symbol front three quarters

Feels

With an abundance of grained plastics around the cabin, bits of silver trim break the monotony of dark hues all around. Along with a greater focus on functionality than style, the Symbol welcomes storage compartments atop the dashboard and within the door panels.

2015 Renault Symbol interior

Engineering

Surprisingly well equipped, the Symbol is loaded with goodies ranging from an automatic air-conditioning system to a navigation system, and USB and AUX ports to steering wheel controls and a speed limiter function. All of which is unexpected from something in the high AED 30,000 range.

2015 Renault Symbol front

What’s on offer?

Powered by a 1.6 litre 4-cylinder engine, the Symbol ushers 105 horsepower and 145 Nm of torque through a 4 speed automatic transmission to the front wheels. According to official statistics, it also does a mighty fine job of sipping just 6.6 litres of gasoline for every 100 kilometres covered on tarmac.

2015 Renault Symbol front three quarters

Summing it…

The Renault Symbol goes up against the likes of the Kia Rio and the Chevrolet Sonic, but the winner is quite obvious. In a price sensitive segment of the market, it’s the price tag that matters most and on that front, neither the Rio nor the Sonic can snatch the title from the Symbol.

2015 Renault Symbol rear

Specifications

Specifications2015 Renault Symbol
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4-cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
105 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
145 Nm @ 3,750 RPM
Tranmission4 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h12.0 secs
Top speed185 km/h
PriceAED 38,500 - 39,900

2 Responses to 2015 Renault Symbol | New Car Review

  1. Girish Reply

    July 31, 2016 at 5:41 pm

    Fuel efficiency is very poor ~10 KM per litre , very hard interiors

  2. ABHISHEK SOOD Reply

    December 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    • Exterior
      31%
    • Interior
      51%
    • Quality
      60%
    • Features
      52%
    • Performance
      50%
    • Value for money
      31%
    • Rated 2 stars

    Fuel efficiency is poor. otherwise in this price segment this car is worth for your money.

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