Renault has updated the Pulse for 2015 model year and it gets additional new features and aesthetic upgrades to the dashboard with no changes to the powertrain.
While Renault India may be flying in glory courtesy of the best selling Duster SUV, the company’s lesser-known products are seeing equally difficult days to be pushed out of showrooms. Reviving one of its duds, Renault has launched the new Pulse hatchback in the country with prices starting at Rs. 5.03 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi), updated with a host of new features and interior changes. The company states that the new Pulse is a testament towards enhancing its product range for Indian customers.
Updated for the 2015 model year, the new Renault Pulse gets automatic headlamps, steering mounted controls and a height adjustable driver seat for better comfort. Improving the aesthetics inside the cabin, you get the new dual tone dashboard along with a piano black finish on the centre fascia. In addition to the new features, the Pulse comes loaded with smart key access with engine start and stop button, auto folding ORVMs and an integrated 2 DIN music system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The hatchback is also loaded with safety features including ABS + EBD, dual airbags and crash sensors.
Renault says that the new addition of features and a revised pricing has made the Pulse a lot more competitive in the segment. No updates have been made to the powertrain of the hatchback and the 1.5-litre k9k diesel engine continues to perform with 64 PS of power; while the 1.2-litre petrol motor churns out 76 PS and 104 Nm of torque. Both the motors come paired to a 5-speed manual transmission.
Strengthening its presence further in India, Renault is offering innovative sales and support to customers with the latest service being the integrated extended warranty service contracts with Roadside Assistance that offers towing facilities in cases of immobilisation, accidents or any unforeseen event. The company is also expanding its network presence across the country aggressively and presently has over 157 sales and service outlets pan India.