Sunday, 30 October 2011

Renault unveils small car "Pulse" for the Indian market[Video] - Price & Official launch at Auto Expo 2012

Renault India has unveiled Pulse for the Indian market. It did not came as a surprise to anybody as it was already announced that the small car to be unveiled during the ongoing Formula 1 season would be a "Pulse". The car would only be available with the 1.5-litre dCi engine diesel variant that puts out 63 bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque with no petrol variants but the official launch and pricing would be available during Auto Expo 2012.

Pulse has been designed at Renault's design centre in Mumbai. "India is one of the three key countries for Renault along with Brazil and Russia. This car is designed and produced in India for Indian drivers," Renault Chief Operating Officer Carlos Tavares told reporters here. "With the production of the 1.5 litre diesel engine from this month, India is the third country to produce this engine in the world," he said.

Pulse is the third car from Renault's stable in India after its premium sedan Fluence and sports utility vehicle (SUV) Koleos. The company will be launching two more cars next year as a part of its plan to sell one lakh units in India by 2013.

The car is very much similar to its partner Nissan's Micra. So, what we can say is its not a new launch, its a revamped car from kits sister concern. The basic profile of the car is similar to Nissan Micra however the front grill is fully changed, a sporty hexagonal shaped front grill, bumper gets an entirely new design, with a sporty air dam and integrated fog lamps, different alloy wheels as compared to Micra, only the tail-lamps get a new look- seems as if its the basic profile of Micra with Nissan badges replaced by Renault and thus we call it, "Badge-engineering".

It gets a 251 litre boot, decent rear seat legroom and good driver’s comfort just like the Micra. The Pulse will likely get ABS and two airbags .

Catch Mr. Marc Nassif live while he speaks on Renault Pulse event at Formula 1.

Catch Mr. Carlos Tavares live while he speaks for Renault Pulse.

Catch Marb Webber speaking on Renault Pulse unveiling event.

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