Renault Pulse Launched with Actual Pulse Images from Launch
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Renault India, fully owned subsidary of Renaut s.a.s already has two models in its Indian portfolio. Renault had been in the news for quite some time now for its small car launch. There were many guesses on which small car would Renault bring to India. The top guesses were the Renault Modus and Renault Clio, but finally Renault proved all this wrong by finally revealing the made for India car "Renault Pulse". The Renault Pulse has been designed for India at Renault`s design centre in Mumbai.
In a grand event yesterday night at Noida, Renault launched its Renault Pulse. The event was attended by F1 drivers Mark Webber and Karun Chandok.
Speaking on the occasion, Carlos Tavares, COO, Renault s.a.s said, “Renault is fully committed towards the Indian customers, the launch of 3 new models within 6 months clearly demonstrates this commitment. India will witness the best product, power train, technology and design from Renault”.The Renault Pulse will be powered by a K9K engine, which promises to be the best in class along with superior fuel efficiency. Renault also has plans of localizing the K9K engine with production starting at the Alliance factory located in Oragadam in the outskirts of Chennai.
Marc Nassif, Managing Director, Renault India said “After having established the Renault DNA with products like the Fluence and the Koleos we now launch the PULSE which will enable us to reach a much wider segment of customers.The Pulse carries forward the Renault DNA of safety, quality and innovation and we are sure the customers will like this premium compact which combines all the luxuries of a bigger sedan with the economy of a small compact. We are not only adding to our product portfolio but we are also growing our sales and service network to address the needs of our customers.”
Renault Pulse Details
Renault Pulse is a compact hatch which promises of many new edge features like Keyless entry, Start/Stop engine switch, Automatically folding mirrors when the car is locked. The target audience for Renault Pulse is the young and the dynamic who want a fun to drive car but without compromising fuel efficiency.
Renault Pulse Engine
The K9K engine actually reflects the same principles which the RS27 engine stands for. The RS27 has been developed by Renault Sport F1 team, which has just powered Red Bull Racing and Sebastian Vettel to the double crown of the constructors’ and drivers’ title in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Renault`s initiative has always been to transfer high end F1 technology to production cars with class leading fuel efficiency.
As per statements at the launch, the Renault Pulse will be made available only in a 1.5 diesel variant.
Renault Pulse Design
Renault Pulse has been designed taking in mind the Indian conditions at the Renault Design Centre in Mumbai. The Renaul Pulse is however very similar to the Nissan Micra hatch. The main reason behind this can be because the Nissan Micra and Renault Pulse share the same platform.
Indeed, when we see the Pulse, we are reminded of the Micra at once.
Renault Pulse Exterior
Renault Pulse looks very butched from front. The Renault Pulse was shown to us in 2 very vibrant colours the (Nissan Micra) Red and our favourite, the sporty Yellow. The one in yellow elaborated all the lines and curves on the body.
When seen from the rear, If the logo wont have been there , one can easily confuse it with Nissan Micra. They are not just similar but very identical.
Renault Pulse Interior
Renault Pulse Interior boasts the same Nissan Micra stylings. The Centrally placed music system and the retro styled control knobs are a very good touch. The big O type display for AC display elaborating climate control is also very impressive.
Renault Pulse Price
Renault Pulse pricing is still under wraps and January 2012 will be the official time of revealing it. Our reliable sources have hinted a price gap of Rs.5-6 lakhs. Let’s hope Renault makes this a price conscious decision and gifts the Indian consumers a good "Pulse"
Images:credit to Rajat Rajvanshi, MotorExchange.in
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