You read it first on MotorBeam. Remember the Renault Pulse? Well don’t stress yourself if you don’t. With the dismal amount of sales and a high pricing for what is a Nissan Micra underneath, the Pulse has been a sales dud for Renault India, which is much happy with the sales of the Duster in the country. However, in a slight bid to ooze some fresh life into the dated hatchback, the company has silently refreshed the Pulse with updates to the interior for the 2014 model year. We were the first to report about the impeding facelift to the Pulse hatchback.
While the 2014 Renault Pulse gets no cosmetic upgrades on the outside, the interiors now sport a 2-DIN audio system with Bluetooth, USB equipped head unit and a piano black finish to the centre console that also gets rectangular air-con vents. The updates have been borrowed from the Nissan Micra facelift that was launched last year. Apart from the new updates, Renault continues to offer features like automatic climate control, auto folding mirrors, tilt-steering, start/stop button, keyless entry and follow me on headlamps on the Pulse, that are available on the top end RxZ variants.
Same engine options continue on the updated Pulse as well. The 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 76 PS of power at 6000 RPM and 104 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM, while diesel power comes from the proven 1.5-litre dCi motor that produces 64 PS of power at 4000 RPM and 160 Nm of torque 2000 RPM. Both the engines are mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. While the petrol engine returns a claimed fuel efficiency of 18.1 km/l, the diesel is certainly the frugal one returning 23.1 km/l (ARAI certified). Prices for the updated Pulse start at Rs. 6,07,088/- for the base RxL variant (ex-showroom, Mumbai).