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Renault Pulse

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Renault Pulse summary

Renault, the French automaker, had designed its Pulse car for young and urban consumers of India. The launch had taken place in the year 2011 but started selling only in early 2012.

Mumbai-based Alliance Design Centre was behind the car's design, and it carried the combined look of Nissan Micra and Renault Twingo. The Pulse shared its platform with the Nissan Micra.

In 2015, Renault came up with the facelift version of Pulse to tackle poor sales, which were bothering the company right from its entry into the Indian market. The facelift version also failed to resurrect the poor sales figures, and ultimately, the company decided to discontinue this hatchback car in 2017.

After Pulse's discontinuation, the French carmaker had come up with Renault Duster and Renault Kwid as its successors.

2011 was the first year of production, while the last year of production for Pulse turned out to be in 2014 when Renault had come out with Pulse’s facelift version. The last recorded selling price of Renault Pulse was Rs 5.10 lakh.

The Renault Pulse had 1198 cc and 1461 cc engine displacements on offer for its customers. It offered max power of [email protected] and max torque of [email protected]

The car had one Diesel Engine and one Petrol Engine, with mileage ranging from 18.06 to 23.08 kmpl.

It had a manual transmission, and as far as the gear options were concerned, the car came up with a 5-Speed gearbox.

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Renault Pulse was a 5-seater hatchback launched in 2011 for the Indian market by the French automaker. The car shared its platform with the Micra hatchback from a Japanese partner. In terms of looks, it was much similar to the Micra, only with some minor changes. It had started selling in 2012, but unfortunately, Renault had to discontinue Pulse in 2017 because of its inability to attract Indian consumers, resulting in poor sales. Pulse came up with several features, including power steering, an audio system with USB, AUX and Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from these, there were several safety features present as well, including ventilated disks in front with drum brakes at the back, Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, front and side-impact beams for passenger and driver, speed sensing automatic door locks, dual front airbags and hazard warning switch.

Customers could get their hands on the variants of Renault Pulse at different prices, ranging from 4.42 lakh to 7.81 lakh. The hatchback was available in ten different variants for customers. They include Pulse RxE Petrol, Pulse RxL Petrol, Pulse RxZ Petrol, Pulse RxL Petrol Option Pack, Pulse RxZ Petrol Option Pack, Pulse RxL Diesel, Pulse RxL Diesel Option Pack, Pulse RxZ Diesel Option Pack, Pulse RxL Diesel ABS and Pulse RxZ Diesel. Renault offered this car in seven colours, including Metallic Grey, Metallic Silver, Pearl White, Cosmos Blue, Solid Black, Champagne Gold, and Metallic Red. The rivals of Renault Pulse were Nissan Micra, the Toyota Etios Liva, and the Swift.


Renault Pulse PRO’s & CON’s

  • Things We Like
  • Things we don’t like

The Renault Pulse was highly efficient, well-designed, and practical. It was in the same category as other modern cars like Ford Figo, Hyundai Grand, and Maruti Ignis.

Passengers felt comfortable travelling in the car due to its spacious interior.

The 1.5-litre diesel engine ensured terrific performance, driveability, and fuel efficiency.

The Pulse had a handsome look and managed to stand out in a crowd.

It had good enough space for luggage and storage.

The Renault Pulse managed to control climate automatically, hence providing comfort for the passengers while travelling.

The higher variants also offered a tachometer, rear power windows, a rear parcel shelf, and a vanity mirror for the passenger.

There would almost be negligible engine noise inside the car, and passengers would not feel any vibration.

The petrol engine did not offer an Anti-lock Braking System.

Renault Pulse’s rear suspension was very poor.

The car did not remain stable while turning at a high speed

It offered medium ground clearance.

The interior of Renault Pulse could have been much better and attractive.

It was not an ideal car to drive on a highway. Therefore, it was best suited for city driving.

Price was on the higher side compared to its contemporaries. Even though people had better options like Grand i10, Swift, Tiago, Renault Pulse had a different appeal.

The car's service cost was very high, leading to a higher cost of maintenance when compared to its competitors.

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Several experts had driven the different variants of Renault Pulse, and most of them were very happy with the kind of driving experience and the mileage the car offered. The car would provide excellent speed and acceleration. Overall, if you compared this 5-seater car and its performance with other cars in the same segment, Renault Pulse offered you real value for money. It provided higher BHP and Torque than rival cars, apart from assisting with Follow me home headlamps. Moreover, the Pulse was also ahead of most vehicles from other carmakers in terms of price. The best features included Adjustable Steering, Air Conditioner, Heater, Rear AC Vents, Electronic Multi-Tripmeter, and Digital Odometer. The mileage for Pulse’s petrol and diesel variants ranged from 18.06 kmpl to 23.08 kmpl. As far as the technology was concerned, it had Trip Meter, Low Fuel Level Warning System, with the RxZ Diesel version offering an Integrated Music System, Four Speakers, USB, and Bluetooth compatibility, CD Player, and AM/FM Radio. Overall, you would get a very comfortable driving experience.

You would be an ideal buyer of Renault Pulse if you were looking for a solid city car, which you could drive on highways as well. As far as the safety features were concerned, most versions had Anti-Lock Braking System, Brake Assist, Central Locking, Power Door Locks and Child Safety Locks. It also had Anti-Theft Alarm, Driver Airbag, Rear Seat Belts, Seat Belt Warning, Crash Sensor, Engine Immobiliser, and an Anti-Theft Device. However, as a driver, you would not get the benefits of Cruise Control and Parking Assist.

Renault Pulse key specification

  • Features
  • Specifications

Body Type Hatchback

Fuel Type Petrol

ARAI Mileage 18.06 kmpl

Seating Capacity 5

TransmissionType Manual

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  • Petrol
  • Diesel
Service No.Kms/MonthsType/Cost
Service No.Kms/MonthsType/Cost

1st Service2000/2Free

2nd Service10000/12Free

3rd Service20000/24Free

4th Service30000/36Free

5th Service40000/48Free