Posted Fri, 05/11/2012 - 19:35 by CarDekho Team
Not much time later after the announcement Renault India has slipped in the Renault Pulse Petrol in India. Last year, after rolling out the diesel variant of Pulse hatchback, Renault India had revealed its plans of introducing the petrol car variant. This newfangled model is powered with a 1.2 liter 3-cylider petrol engine that is capable of producing a peak power of 76 PS at 600RPM and a peak torque of 104 Nm at 4000 RPM. This three-cylinder in-line petrol, DOHC 12-valve engine is mated to 5-speed manual transmission car. The engine has been adopted by Nissan Micra and this is in perfect accordance with the fact that Pulse hatchback car is basically a rebranded and reskinned version of Micra; these cars are also sharing production facilities.
Following the footsteps of its diesel counterpart, the Renault Pulse Petrol version is also available in three trim levels. The base variant RxE is priced at Rs 4.25 lakh and includes standard features like airbag for the driver, AC and power steering. The RxL is placed at the middle level with a price tag of Rs. 4.99 lakh and includes power windows and music system in addition to the features of base variants. At the top most position is the RxZ variant featuring push button start, automatic climate control, auto retractable electric wing mirrors, dual airbags and ABS at a price of Rs. 5.55 lakh. All prices are indicated as ex-showroom Delhi.
On the outside the car all the three variants have a color choice of 6 shades. The top end RxZ variant however, is bestowed with two color options for the interiors as well. The bookings for the Renault Pulse petrol hatchback have commenced at company’s dealerships across the country. Renault’s weak after sales network coupled with premium pricing of its cars might stand in the way of company’s progress. Renault India should focus more on market share rather than just making its presence felt in all segments. I recently shared about coming Tata Safari Storme Help Tata Motors to Reach Where it Aspires to be?