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Renault Pulse

Rs 5.08 - Rs 6.95 Lakh
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Performance
Engine 1198 cc
Mileage 18.06 kmpl
 
Safety
Anti-Lock Braking System No
Driver Airbag Yes
 
Engine
Turbo Charger No
 
Entertainment
USB & Aux No
Integrated 2DIN Audio No
 
EMI
Duration 60 months
EMI Rs 9,833 /mo.
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Price List of Renault Pulse

Variant (Ex-Showroom Price)  
RxL Optional
1461 cc, 63.1 bhp, 23.08 kmpl, Diesel
Rs 6.24 Lakh*
RxZ
1461 cc, 63.1 bhp, 23.08 kmpl, Diesel
Rs 6.95 Lakh*
Petrol RxL
1198 cc, 74.93 bhp, 18.06 kmpl, Petrol
Rs 5.08 Lakh*

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User Reviews of Renault Pulse

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  • A
    Ajay Rathod Dec 01, 2015

    Pulse is a low maintenance compact car which has all the features that one would want in a car. The car has automatic headlamps and orvms can be electronically controlled which gives it a premium feel along with climate control and very good interiors which were absent in the old pulse. I have loved driving this car around and in Read More

  • A
    Akhilesh Nov 06, 2015

    Drove my pulse for 3800 km already, it has been just three months since I bough it and I have not once had a problem with the car. I have taken it on my MP tour and the roads were so bad that I was pretty sure I was going to have a really bad time but surprisingly it was Read More

  • J
    Jaikishan Nov 06, 2015

    Bought the Renault pulse last week, took delivery on Dusshera and I am totally thrilled with this car. it looks dashing in red and there is nothing that you dont love about this car. it is comfortable, has loads of premium features, looks really good, driving, handling and suspension is amazing. The dealership was friendly and I am hoping I Read More

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Colors of Renault Pulse

  • Champagne Gold

  • Cosmos Blue

  • Metallic Grey

  • Metallic Red

  • Mettalic Silver

  • Pearl White

  • Solid Black

Mileage of Renault Pulse

Variant Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Diesel 20.04 kmpl 23.08 kmpl
Petrol 15 kmpl 18.06 kmpl

Review of Renault Pulse

Overview

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.

  • Overview
  • Interior
  • Exterior
  • Mileage Running Cost
  • Comfort Suspension
  • Engine Performance
  • Braking Safety

Interior

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.

Interiors Details

  • Boot Space

    Renault Pulse comes with a boot space of 251 litres in all the models.

  • Speedometer

    All the models in Renault Pulse come with analog speedometer which give lot of a details.

  • Gear Lever

    The finish of gear lever is smooth. Leather wrapped gear knob is available only in top-end model of Renault Pulse.

  • Cup Holders

    The 2 front and 1 rear cup holders are present in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • Glovebox

    The glove box is present in all models of Renault Pulse. Glove box chiller is not available in any model.

  • Audio System

    The integrated CD/MP3/AUX-In/FM tuner audio system is available in mid trim and top models of Renault Pulse. The four speakers are also available in all models except base model of Renault Pulse Petrol.

  • Air Conditioner

    Renault Pulse comes with HVAC in all models; top model comes with Climate Control for your convenience.

  • Arm Rests

    The arm rests are not available in any model of Renault Pulse.

  • Air Vents

    Two side and two centre air-vents are present in all models of Renault Pulse to ensure proper cabin cooling in car.

  • Seats

    The seats have full fabric upholstery in all models of Renault Pulse, for appealing looks.

  • Leg Room

    Maximum Legroom of 1090mm is available in front in all models of Renault Pulse for comfortable seating.

  • Knee Room

    Maximum knee room of 790mm is available in front and maximum knee room of 860mm is available in rear in all models of Renault Pulse for comfortable seating.

  • Shoulder Space

    Shoulder space of 1360mm in front and 1270mm in rear is available for your comfort in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • Head Room

    Headroom of 1000mm is available in front and 920mm is available in rear for your comfort in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • Steering Wheel

    The 3 spoke steering wheel is present for driver's comfort. The top model comes with leather wrapped steering wheel for stylish looks and comfortable grip in Renault Pulse.

  • Power Windows

    All four power windows with express press down for front windows is available in mid trim and top models of Renault Pulse . Power window is absent in base model of Renault Pulse.

  • Keyless Entry

    Keyless entry comes only in mid trim model of Renault Pulse petrol and top end model of Renault Pulse petrol and diesel.

  • Driver Information Display

    On board Trip Computer comes in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • What we like

    Quality slightly better than the MIcra.

  • What we dislike

    Still interior too similar to the Micra.

Exterior

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.

Exteriors

  • Front Design

    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.

  • Rear Design

    The rear design is compact and tail lights add to the beauty of Renault Pulse.

  • Side Profile

    The black finished B-pillar give a bold look to Renault Pulse. It gives it a distinctive appearance from the crowd.

  • Ground Clearance

    Ground clearance of Renault Pulse is 120mm in all models.

  • Bumpers

    The body colored bumpers is available in all the models of Renault Pulse. The body colored bumpers enhances the looks of the car.

  • Head Lamps

    The dual beam H4 type follow me home headlamps add to the style statement of car and give a wide range of illumination in night.

  • Tail Lamps

    The high mounted stop lamps and vertically placed tail lamps give a bold look to rear. The spacious boot and Renault Badge in centre add to the charm.

  • Fog Lamps

    The fog lamps are integrated in the front bumper and ensure proper illumination on road even in adverse climatic conditions. The fog lamps are available only in top model and mid trim model of Renault Pulse Diesel.

  • Tyres

    Renault Pulse comes with 165/70R14 tyre size in RxL and 175/65 R15 in RxZ for proper gripping on road.

  • Alloy Wheels

    The smart 15 inch alloy wheels add to the dynamic presence of Renault Pulse and give it a sportier look. The alloy wheels are available only in top model of Renault Pulse.

  • Outside Mirrors

    The body colored ORVM is available in top model of Renault pulse and mid trim model of Renault Pulse Diesel. The ORVM are internally adjustable in all models for your convenience.

  • Colors

    Renault Pulse is available in 6 colors in all variants. The available color options are Metallic Silver, Pearl White, Solid Black, Metallic Grey, Champagne Gold and metallic Red.

  • Rear Wiper

    The rear wiper and washer are only available in top model of Renault Pulse and mid trim model of Renault Pulse Diesel.

  • Roof Rails

    The roof rails are not available in any model of Chevrolet Cruze.

  • Sun Roof

    The Electric Sun Roof with pinch guard and protective mesh is available only in top end model of Chevrolet Cruze.

  • Spoiler

    The spoiler along with antenna adds to the looks of Renault Pulse.

  • Side Steps

    Side steps are no present in any model of Renault Pulse.

  • Spare Wheel

    Spare wheel available in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • What we like

    More muscular looking than the Micra.

  • What we dislike

    Too similar looking to the Micra.

Mileage Running Cost

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 Running Cost

  • 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.

  • Tank Range

    Renault Pulse can reach 700 Kms in one full tank on the diesel version and around 550-600 Kms in the petrol variant.

  • What we like

    Diesel has excellent figures.

Comfort Suspension

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 and Suspension

  • Comfort

    In term of Comfort Renault Pulse scores 4 stars. Pulse is a compact hatch and offers a comfortable driving experience.

  • Front Suspension

    The McPherson strut with anti roll bar is present in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • Rear Suspension

    The torsion beam with coil spring and stabiliser is present in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • What we like

    Great for city use-light steering, tight turning circle.

  • What we dislike

    Ride is not class best.

Engine Performance

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

  • Acceleration

    The Renault Pulse diesel model goes 0-100kmph in 15.21 seconds.

  • Top Speed

    The top speed of Renault Pulse Diesel is 165.6kmph.

  • In Gear Acceleration

    In gear acceleration of Renault Pulse diesel for 40-60 is 8.58 seconds in 5th gear.

  • Gearbox

    Renault Pulse comes with 5 speed manual transmission in all models of diesel and petrol.

  • Power

    The peak power for Pulse Diesel is 64PS at 4000rpm and for Renault Pulse petrol peak power is 76PS at 6000rpm.

  • Torque

    The peak torque for Renault Pulse Diesel is 160Nm at 2000rpm and for Renault Pulse Petrol peak torque is 104Nm at 400rpm.

  • NVH Levels

    The NVH levels are pretty low in all models of Renault Pulse.

  • What we like

    The diesel is our choice due to its strong nature.

  • What we dislike

    Petrol lacks punch.

Braking Safety

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’.

Brakes and Wheels

  • Handling

    Renault Pulse scores 4 stars in ride and handling promising a comfortable drive for you and your family

  • Braking Performance

    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.

  • Safety Features

    Renault Pulse comes with ABS with EBD and dual airbags for your safety. The ABS only comes in Renault Pulse top end petrol model.

  • Abs

    Renault Pulse comes with ABS with EBD for your safety. The ABS only comes in Renault Pulse top end petrol model.

  • Traction Control

    Traction Control System is not available in any of the models of Renault Pulse.

  • What we like

    Better handling than the micra.

  • What we dislike

    Brakes lack feel.

News of Renault Pulse

Renault India recalls 646 cars

Renault Pulse Renault in India has recalled 646 cars due to faulty airbags that could potentially affect passenger safety. This is part of the massive airbag recall made by car makers across the boar Read More

Posted On | Jan 20, 2015 | 1747 Views

Renault India Launches Pulse VOYAGE Edition

Renault India has introduced a new special edition of the Pulse called as the Voyage Edition. Available in the top diesel variant only, Pulse Voyage brings a multi-media touch screen interface as the Read More

Posted On | Nov 19, 2013 | 0 Views
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