Renault Pulse PriceList
Renault Pulse Specifications
Dimension & Weights
|Overall Length||3805 mm|
|Overall Width||1665 mm|
|Overall Height||1525 mm|
|Ground Clearance||120 mm|
|No of Cylinders||4|
Renault Pulse Features
|Renault Pulse||RxE Petrol||RxL Petrol||RxZ Petrol||RxL Diesel||RxL Diesel ABS||RxZ Diesel|
|Airbags||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only||Front Only|
Renault Pulse Colors
- Champagne Gold
- Metallic Grey
- Metallic Red
- Metallic Silver
- Pearl White
- Solid Black
Expert Test Drive Review
Unlike the exteriors which see a host of changes, the cabin of the Pulse is identical to that of the Micra save for the badging on the steering and the slightly different color theme inside. The design, features, seat et all – all remain unchanged. And this isn’t a bad thing at all as the Micra always had comfortable, practical and ergonomically designed interiors. Everything about the cabin is ‘round’ – the dials, the knobs, the switches : all this in a cute way. What however makes you smile is the colour treatment for the background illumination. Once it gets dark on the outside, the orange theme looks terrific. Seat comfort is good and I personally love the multiple cubby holes around – adds to the practicality. Visibility, even for short drivers is good. Cabin space for five passengers isn’t class leading but not on the less side either. Same goes for the plastic quality used. The feel good factor though is definitely on the higher side inside – the soft touch buttons for example for the climate control system feel nice. The chrome finish for the door handles though feel out of place and we did miss the steering wheel mounted controls.
Renault Pulse comes with a boot space of 251 litres in all the models.
All the models in Renault Pulse come with analog speedometer which give lot of a details.
The finish of gear lever is smooth. Leather wrapped gear knob is available only in top-end model of Renault Pulse.
The 2 front and 1 rear cup holders are present in all models of Renault Pulse.
We all love the Nissan Micra. It is a cute little thing on four-wheels and gets noticed almost everywhere. However, ‘liking’ a product doesn’t necessarily mean you will want to own it. The little problem with the Micra is the fact that it’s too cute and slightly feminine to be driven by males – yes, we Indians do have male egos! This is where Renault saw a lot of potential and this set the Indian designers working and burning the mid-night oil to come up with a macho (slightly) and masculine (again, slightly) version of the Micra during the Indian Grand Prix season – this was to get as many eyes as possible on the Pulse. Yes, they did succeed! First look, and you do feel the overall effect is pleasing. The front end is completely re-worked with new bumper, new grille and ofcourse new headlamp. These do gel in well with the oval and round shaped body shell. The rear has the same design of the tail lamps (as the Micra) but the clear lens and color treatment is different. What’s a bigger change is the blackening of the bottom part of the rear bumper to make it look like a diffuser – see, we told you Renault is a clever company! Another big change is the look of the alloy wheels – definitely eye catching and sporty. The rest of the car (including the superb design of the roof) remains the same and the Renault badge and Pulse branding is done in a prominent way.
The chrome accentuated front grille gives a beautiful look to Renault Pulse with Renault Badge in centre. The chrome accentuated grill comes in both variant of Renault Pulse diesel. In Renault Pulse Petrol, chrome grille comes only in top-end model.
The rear design is compact and tail lights add to the beauty of Renault Pulse.
The black finished B-pillar give a bold look to Renault Pulse. It gives it a distinctive appearance from the crowd.
Ground clearance of Renault Pulse is 120mm in all models.
As expected, the Pulse also uses the same 1.5-litre dCi motor as the Micra. This is one of the most widely used diesel engines (in different states of tune) in the world and in India, apart from these two hatchbacks, the Nissan Sunny and Renault Fluence also make use of it. Most modern day diesel engines suffer from poor low end torque and turbo lag and in this department, the Pulse really shines and how! Although maximum torque is generated at 2000rpm, the engine response from 1500rpm onwards is punchy and you can easily close in on gaps in traffic without having to wait for the turbo to spool up. The only glitch here is the gear shift quality which isn’t up to the mark and could do with a less rough feel. The Pulse isn’t a car for outright performance and yet, it will take around 16 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash. . On the highways, the car feel relaxed at 100-110km/h and 140km/h comes up pretty quick too, with another 15-20km/h more in its kitty. The icing on the cake comes in the form of its fantastic fuel economy. For the three days we had the car for, it displayed an average fuel economy of a shade over 18kmpl including Delhi’s start-stop traffic (no air-con though) – these are simply brilliant figures. The engine’s NVH damping is good, though not exceptionally well. The Pulse petrol has a 1.2 litre 76 PS engine and is smooth but lacks punch.
Engine & Performance Details
The Renault Pulse diesel model goes 0-100kmph in 15.21 seconds.
The top speed of Renault Pulse Diesel is 165.6kmph.
In gear acceleration of Renault Pulse diesel for 40-60 is 8.58 seconds in 5th gear.
Renault Pulse comes with 5 speed manual transmission in all models of diesel and petrol.
The Pulse also uses the same 1.5-litre dCi motor as the Micra and it develops 64 PS of power. The mileage of the diesel Pulse is 23 kmpl which is very good. The petrol has a 1.2 engine which makes 76 PS and has a mileage of 15-16 ARAI figures. The diesel is very efficient and we got 18 kmpl when we tested it in traffic conditions in and around Delhi!
Mileage View full detail
|Renault Pulse RxE Petrol||18.06 kmpl|
|Renault Pulse RxL Petrol||18.06 kmpl|
|Renault Pulse RxZ Petrol||18.06 kmpl|
|Renault Pulse RxL Diesel||23.08 kmpl|
|Renault Pulse RxL Diesel ABS||23.08 kmpl|
|Renault Pulse RxZ Diesel||23.08 kmpl|
City fuel economy
The city fuel economy of Renault Pulse Diesel is 16kmpl, whereas for Renault Pulse Petrol the fuel economy is good under standard testing conditions.
Highway fuel economy
The highway fuel economy of Renault Pulse Petrol Diesel is 22kmpl and for Renault Pulse Petrol the fuel economy is good under standard testing conditions.
ARAI rated economy
The ARAI fuel economy of Renault Pulse Diesel is 17.5kmpl and for Renault Pulse Petrol the fuel economy is good under standard testing conditions.
Renault Pulse can reach 700 Kms in one full tank on the diesel version and around 550-600 Kms in the petrol variant.
The Renault Pulse is not a sporty car and for those who love corners or pushing a car to its limits, look elsewhere. It will take on a fair bit of spirited driving but it was never meant to be a car that would give you grinning moments every time you want it to! The suspension is tuned more for comfort than for handing. High speed stability though is very good. The brakes work well, though somewhat lack the ‘feel’ and the ‘bite’.
Handling Braking & Safety Details
Renault Pulse scores 4 stars in ride and handling promising a comfortable drive for you and your family
The front ventilated and rear drum brakes perform their job efficiently and score 3 and half star in terms of braking in all models of Renault Pulse.
Renault Pulse comes with ABS with EBD and dual airbags for your safety. The ABS only comes in Renault Pulse top end petrol model.
Renault Pulse comes with ABS with EBD for your safety. The ABS only comes in Renault Pulse top end petrol model.
Traction Control System is not available in any of the models of Renault Pulse.
The Pulse is an urban car meant for city use and the occasional highway one. In this regard, it plays the role perfectly well. The steering is light, visibility good and turning circle tight – three essential ingredients for a city car. We regularly spent a good time in congested traffic conditions and the Pulse gave us no reason to complain. Further, the suspension does the job well, better than most other cars in the segment though we would say that cars like the Figo and Liva ride much better. That said, it doesn’t giving you a reason to complain either. Driven alone, it does feel on the stiffer side though with more than 2 people on board, the suspension irons out sharp undulations pretty well.
Comfort & Suspension Details
In term of Comfort Renault Pulse scores 4 stars. Pulse is a compact hatch and offers a comfortable driving experience.
The McPherson strut with anti roll bar is present in all models of Renault Pulse.
The torsion beam with coil spring and stabiliser is present in all models of Renault Pulse.
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