The updated 2015 Renault Pulse has been launched in India, at prices starting from Rs 5.03 lakhs( ex-showroom , Delhi). The exterior of the new car remains the same ,and the changes are limited to some new features and enhanced interiors. No mechanical changes have been provide either.The manufacturer claims that all the updates, along with the aggressive price tag has made the 2015 pulse ‘one of the strongest offerings in the premium hatchback segment’, lets check out if these claims are true.
The updated pulse now comes with automatic headlamps, steering mounted controls and height adjustable driver’s seat. These are in addition to features like smart key access with engine start and stop button, auto folding ORVMs , 2 DIN music system with Bluetooth and USB , crash sensors , dual airbags and ABS+EBD , that are already present in the hatchback(*Depends on the variant).
Mechanically,the 1.5-litre k9k diesel engine that can produce maximum of 64 PS of power ,and the 1.2-litre 76 PS producing petrol mill will continue provide the power. Both the motors are paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The 2015 Renault Pulse surely has a long way to go , if it strives to achieve a similar status as the manufacturers best selling offering – The Duster. Being placed in an already competitive segment , there is tough times ahead for the car.
Stay tuned for more news and updates!