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- 04:31 pm, March 23, 2013
Renault’s first and only hatchback for the Indian market is nothing but a re-badged Nissan Micra, albeit with a few changes to the design to make it look French. Renault really is not fooling anyone here. On the inside, things are even more drastic. The interior has been left completely unchanged, be it design, layout of switchgear or the seats.
However, it also retains Micra’s cleverly designed interior layout that allows for good amount of space and easily accommodates four adults. The Pulse comes with quite an impressive list of features as well such as an engine start/stop button, smart key, couple of airbags to name a few. Under the hood, the Pulse gets - you guessed it right – the same 1,461cc turbo-diesel engine from the Micra. This 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder motor is good for 65PS of power.
The Renault Pulse, in a nutshell is a sensibly buy for someone looking for a spacious, no-nonsense hatch with good fuel economy.
Renault Pulse versus competition
First Published on 07:50 pm, July 06, 2012
Sagar is probably one of the most silent kids working in the field of automobile journalism. He loves Porsches more than Ferraris and believes that kicking up dirt and slush is more exciting than laying down rubber on tarmac. The only time he makes noise is when someone questions his state of origin!