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Renault Pulse

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Renault Pulse Price List (By Variant)

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Diesel

Pulse RxL Diesel

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RxL Diesel Airbags

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
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Pulse RxZ Diesel

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RxZ Diesel Airbags

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RXZ ABS Diesel

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RXL ABS Diesel

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RxE Diesel

1461 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A
Petrol

Pulse RxE Petrol

1198 cc | Manual | - kmpl
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Pulse RxL Petrol

1198 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A

Pulse RxZ Petrol

1198 cc | Manual | - kmpl
N/A
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Renault Pulse Review

Summary

Renault Pulse, launched in 2012, is the rebadged Nissan Micra, which received quite a few interior updates in 2015. The new model features automatic headlamps along with the conventional large grille, wider air dam and bulged front bumper. The updated interior gets a new centre console with a piano black finish, a dual tone dashboard and steering mounted controls. Features like a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity, crash sensors, ABS+ EBD and dual airbags are carried forward from the old model. The hatchback is offered in two engine options - a 75bhp, 1.2-litre, in-line petrol unit and a 63.1bhp, 1.5-litre, K9K diesel motor. The diesel model is the same that powers other Renault car models as well including the Scala and Duster, but in different states of tune. Both the engines are coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The ride quality and handling of the car is quite impressive. It’s easy to drive in city traffic. However, the brakes are spongy and pedal lacks feel.

Further to this, read Renault Pulse Road Test details by our expert.

Exterior

The hatchback shares most of its styling elements with the Micra, except few tits - bits. The new model gets automatic headlights, while rest of the styling remains similar to the old model. It sports a large trapezoidal grille, pronounced front bumper, wide air-dam and green tinted glass. The RxZ diesel variant gets 170/60 R15, 15-inches alloy, while rest of variants come with 165/70 R14, 14-inches steel wheels.

Interior

Renault cars in India are known for their spacious and practical interiors, so as the Pulse. The company tweaked the interior of the hatch, in 2015, which is now looks similar to the updated Nissan Micra. It gets a new centre console with a piano black finish, a dual tone dashboard and steering mounted controls. Whereas, 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB and Aux-in connectivity, crash sensors, ABS+ EBD and dual airbags remain unchanged.

Engine and Transmission

The Renault Pulse is available in both petrol and diesel engine options. The petrol version is powered by a 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder, in-line, DOCH engine, also powers the Nissan Micra, producing a maximum power of 75bhp @ 6000rpm with 104Nm @ 4000rpm.

The diesel version gets its power from a 1.5-litre, 4 cylinder, in-line, SOCH engine. It churns out a maximum power of 63.1bhp @ 4000rpm with 160Nm @ 2000rpm. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

Performance & Handling

Engines are quite refined, but get noisy at high speeds, especially the diesel one. Both the powertrains are punchy and have negligible turbo-lag. Low-end throttle response and mid-range performance are good. Handling is predictable, and ride is comfortable.

Braking System

Braking performance is mediocre. The front ventilated disc and rear drum brakes are spongy, and pedal lacks feel. The car remains stable under sudden braking situation, thanks to ABS (anti-lock braking system) + EBD (Electronic brake-force distribution).

Mileage

The 1461 cc Diesel - powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 22 kmpl in city and 24 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl and freeways, respectively.

Safety Features

Features like front fog lamps, engine immobilizer, driver airbag, speed sensing auto door lock, high mounted stop lamp, child proof rear door locks, front and rear head restraints and anti-pinch safety function on driver side door come as standard. ABS+ EBD and dual airbags are available on the top-end variant only.

Verdict

The Renault Pulse is a complete package with modern styling, well-equipped interior and punchy and frugal engines. It’s easy to drive in city as well as on highways.

Competition

Renault Pulse Vs Maruti Suzuki Swift

The Pulse looks more aggressive and stylish than the Nissan Micra. It’s a more feature-rich and up-market product than its predecessor. Engines are punchy across different rev-range. It’s among the most fuel efficient Renault cars in India. The new Swift appears sportier and more outgoing than its rival. Interiors of the Swift are quite practical and premium. The fuel efficiency, ride and handling are improved, too. What favours the Swift of the Pulse is its drivability, ride & handling, power, fuel efficiency and Maruti’s strong dealership network.

Pros

  1. Modern styling
  2. Addition comfort-enhancing features
  3. Punchy and frugal K9K engine
  4. Impressive ride and handling
  5. City drivability

Cons

  1. Engine noise (diesel)
  2. After sales service

Awards

  1. Premium Hatch of the Year - NDTV Car & Bike awards 2012

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Renault Pulse Expert Reviews

Aditya Chatterjee
by Aditya Chatterjee
04th February 2012, 12:00 IST

2012 : Refreshed Twin? Renault India may not have had a smooth ride in the past but it’s not letting that be a discouraging factor. Instead, Renault India is gearing up for the Indian market with some new and interesting launches like the Duster SUV and a sedan in October in addition to the existing line up of D Segment sedan Fluence, p....

Renault Pulse borrows the Micra platform so heavily that the first look of the car mistakes you for the Micra always. Though, I have developed some liking for the way the Pulse looks. For me, Renault Pulse will score comparatively more points than the Nissan Micra, the reason being the Pulse is “boldy” designed compared to the Micra. .... Read More

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Renault Pulse User Reviews

Ashish Dharam
04th February 2012, 12:00 IST
1 Star Rating 2 Star Rating 3 Star Rating 4 Star Rating 5 Star Rating

Looks, feel and driving pleasure. It has ABS, is fuel efficient, is easy to drive ...

Market this car more. It is a decent car but people are swayed by what ...

Renault Pulse Colours

Cosmos Blue
(Metallic) Grey
(Metallic) Red
(Metallic) Silver
Pearl White
Solid Black

Renault Pulse Specifications

Note: Specifications for Pulse have been mentioned

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Renault Pulse News

2015 Renault Pulse launched for Rs. 5.03 Lakhs, feature loaded hatchback in India
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by Nikhil Puthran
05th March 2015 05:02   IST

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Renault surprises the Indian market with the launch of new Pulse at Rs. 5.03 Lakhs
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by Nikhil Puthran
26th February 2015 05:00   IST

Renault has been in news recently over reports of production being stopped ...

Renault aims at reviving Pulse by selling diesel version at the rate of Petrol trim
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18th November 2014 03:21   IST

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by Nikhil Puthran
07th October 2014 04:50   IST

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2014 Renault Pulse launched with tweaked interiors
Roger Dsouza
by Roger Dsouza
19th May 2014 04:46   IST

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New Renault Pulse TV Commercial features Anil Kapoor
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