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Renault Pulse Front View

Renault Pulse Road Test


Launched at the 2012 Auto Expo, Renault did get their share of attention with the offering for the masses – the Pulse. 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. 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. Seat comfort is good. As expected, the Pulse also uses the same 1.5-litre dCi motor as the Micra and makes 64 PS. it will take around 16 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash.

This is a car best enjoyed between 1500 – 2500rpm : keep these engine speeds and your city commutes will be quick and fun. 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). The petrol has a 1.2 engine which makes 76 PS and has a mileage of 15-16 kmpl which are ARAI figures. 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.The suspension is tuned more for comfort than for handing. High speed stability though is very good. The Pulse starts at Rs 4.3 lakhs to 6.7 lakhs for the top diesel model, for that you get a good all round small car. Its more muscular and better looking than the Micra though it is more expesnive but many will love its ease of use and looks. For a detailed look at the Pulese read below.

Renault Pulse Specifications

Renault Pulse Technical Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3805 mm
Overall Width 1665 mm
Overall Height 1525 mm
Ground Clearance 120 mm


Torque 160Nm@ 2000rpm
Displacement 1461 cc
Power 64PS@ 4000rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway --
Mileage City --
Mileage Overall --

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 165/70 R14
Wheel Size 14 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Renault Pulse Features

Renault Pulse RxE Petrol RxL Petrol RxZ Petrol RxL Diesel ABS RxL Diesel RxZ Diesel
Airbags Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only Front Only
Power Steering
Power Windows
Audio System
Alloy Wheels

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Renault Pulse Colors

  • Champagne Gold
  • Metallic Grey
  • Metallic Red
  • Metallic Silver
  • Pearl White
  • Solid Black

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Renault Pulse Price

Renault Pulse Price in New Delhi

` 4.46 - 7.18 Lakh*
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
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The ex showroom price of Renault Pulse ranges from Rs 4.46 Lakh to Rs 7.18 Lakh. Renault Pulse is available in 6 variants. To find the on road price of Renault Pulse you need to click on the check on road price.

Renault Pulse has 3 Petrol variant(s), 3 Diesel variant(s), the cheapest variant is Renault Pulse RxE Petrol which has a Petrol engine, and starts at Rs 4.46 Lakh, the most expensive variant is Renault Pulse RxZ Diesel which has a Diesel engine and is for Rs 7.18 Lakh .

User Review of Renault Pulse

Pros Very comfort for both city and highway driving, Good mileage, Smooth engine, Good performance

Cons Poor ground clearance, No ABS, No Bluetooth and USB

Suitable for all age people especially for ladies. My top speed is 160Kmhr and my avg mileage is 34kmlitre on highways, 23 kmlitre for city roads.... Greater performance with Extraordinary fuel efficiency

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6 of 11 users found this review helpful.

Good car go for it....
Posted on Jul,07,26 12:28 AM

Pros Good Looks

Cons interior is realyy good comfortablely 5 people can sit

Over all am happy with Renault Pulse RXL diesel version, took this car 1 month back, it has good pickup and mileage 19 KMPL in city and nearly 23+ on highway, comfort level is really good and loads of boot space and the space for baggage is toooo good.

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6 of 9 users found this review helpful.

PULSE drive -)
Posted on Sep,09,20 10:44 AM

Pros Great Looks,Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,Comfort,Great Looks, Good Performance, Fuel Efficiency, Comfort, Climate Control

Cons Average Interiors,Average Interiors, Rear Seats not very comfortable

Pleasure to drive the Pulse RxZ Petrol as it has wide glass on the front, sides and rear. The engine revvs very well even with four occupants. The climate control cools and distributes the interior ventilation very quitely and efficiently. The push-button start & stop is easy to operate. The music system is so clear in its delineation of Bass and Treble. Draws a lot of attention from fellow-motorists on noticing the Renault Logo -)

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4 of 6 users found this review helpful.

Pros Good Performance,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons CongestedUncomfortable,on highways suspension replies not much comfortable.

After sales services are very poor. they simply turn out any responsibility. in my car all four tyres get damaged ( bridgestone ) one by one .

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13 of 22 users found this review helpful.

Pros Great Interiors,Fuel Efficiency,

Cons Average Looks,

Ranault India has nothing to do with original Renault . very poor selection of dealers . very poor customer service. Even they donot reply complaints !

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