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Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Key Features

On-Board Trip Computer Renault Pulse (2015-2017)

On-Board Trip Computer

On-Board Trip Computer smartly calculates your fuel needs and other relevant data.

Dual Airbags Renault Pulse (2015-2017)

Dual Airbags

Dual Airbags inflates instantly incase of collision and protects driver and co-driver.

Alloy Wheels Renault Pulse (2015-2017)

Alloy Wheels

Alloy wheels enhances performance and handling.

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  • Large cabin space
  • Frugal range of engine options
  • 2+2 year warranty


  • Looks outdated in front of the rivals
  • Lacks driving enjoyment
  • Identical to Nissan Micra
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It is a Rhino on the roads

Overall rating: 5 Reviewed By: gurbax singh on 18 July 2017
par excellence ,must test drive of all cars inthis price tag and then observe french engineering  Read More »

Dont buy this car

Overall rating: 4 Reviewed By: Yash on 23 May 2017
Dont buy diesel car  Read More »

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Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Overview

Renault S.A. (Soci?t? Anonyme) Is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault has an alliance with Nissan that makes up the Franco-Japanese conglomerate, Renault-Nissan. Renault's core market is Europe and it is known for its role in Formula 1.
Renault Pulse is a compact hatchback that lures potential buyers with its cost-cum-fuel-efficiency and superior manoeuvrability. It is bliss for the parsimonious lot and is taking the hatchback segment notches up with its beautiful interior and easy handling. It is being manufactured in India at the Chennai-based Renault-Nissan manufacturing plant. Nissan’s existing V-platform is used by Renault to produce Pulse and this has reduced manufacturing costs for Renault considerably.Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Overview
The interiors of Renault Pulse are gorgeous and bear striking resemblance to those of Nissan Micra. It is intelligently designed from the inside and comes packed with a horde of pragmatic features. Though small dimensionally, it is quite high for a hatchback and this makes it look extremely spacious inside. As a point of distinction between the base and top-end variants, the interiors have two different themes. Both the models come with a dual tone dash, HVAC controls, four AC vents, integrated CD player, leather power steering, glove box, ample boot space, leg space, etc. This certainly makes the interiors of the car quite stunning to look at and to sit in. The engine off and on button comes with illumination, which is very pragmatic. Dual front vanity mirror, 3 assist grips and a 12 V power outlet makes the car feel quite a bit like a luxury hatchback as well.Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Overview
Renault Pulse is a sub-compact hatchback built on the lightweight V-platform used by the Franco-Japanese conglomerate, Renault-Nissan. It is the same platform used in Micra. Pulse is an extremely light car with only 970 kilograms. Dimensionally, it runs 3.8 m long and 1.66 m wide. The Petrol variant is 1.53 m while that of the Diesel one is 1.52 m. Its dimensions bear similarity to those of Micra. The 5-spoke wheel is an attractive peppy part of the hatchback which renders chic look to Pulse. The mid variant sports 14 inch steel wheels while high-end variant sports 15 inch alloy wheels. The tubeless tyres are of the size of165/70 in Renault Pulse RXL which has full wheel caps. The size for Renault Pulse RXV tyres is 173/60

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Exterior

Prima facie, Pulse looks supremely sporty with all its exterior edges somewhat rounded. The front bumper has a large hexagonal air dam with chrome inserts. On the centre of the bumper, between the honeycomb grille and the bonnet is the Renault logo. The size of the air dam adds to the sporty appeal of this little car. The bonnet extends itself and there’s a smooth rounded curve that merges with the headlamps. Alloy wheels lend a distinctive sportiness to the side profile of the car. Renault Pulse has short but high fenders. The top-of-the-line RxZ Pulse has the smart key access wherein you can lock or unlock the car by just touching the button on the door handle provided you are carrying the remote key with you. This smart key function also works on the tailgate lock making it very convenient to open/close the tailgate without having to use the keys. The Pulse also gets dual tone wing mirrors that are coloured in the combination of black and the body colour.
Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Exterior
Front profile of Renault Pulse is quite sharp and its elevated and stylish dual beam H4 follow-me-headlights lend it quite a seductive charm. The centre black section displays the typical Renault style while the hexagonal black grille is borrowed from Hyundai. A chrome lining underlines the grille and the Renault logo. The bonnet and tinted windshield both are squeezed in length lending a sub-compact look to the Pulse. Body-coloured door mirrors and the green tinted glass mark the side profile. The side profile of Pulse resembles that of Maruti Ritz with its tall appearance and a thick C-pillar. The rear looks like a cosmetically altered version of the Micra. The rear spoiler with a high-mount stop lamp protects the small rear windshield which has a washer and wiper with defogger. The spoiler along with roof antenna helps increase the aerodynamics of the car and thus proves that Pulse is a sporty mule. The D-shaped tail lamps are tall and vertically placed above body-coloured engraved bumpers. Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Exterior
Renault Pulse’s derri?re is also fleshy and rounded. The rear roofline is rounded with a voluptuous rear quarter glass. Visibility is taken care of by Pulse’s large glass area. The rear of the Pulse is best defined by the large Pulse monogram in chrome that is placed at the centre of the tail gate just below the rear wind-shield and trotting right beside is the Renault logo. The top-end RxZ Pulse also gets a huge rear roof spoiler with integrated stop lamp in it combined with the rear defogger and rear wash wipe. A soft bevel design flows on the tail gate that runs across from both the tail lamps inwards towards the Renault logo. The Pulse has a pair of vertical combination tail lamps that jet out of the body giving the rear a very nice look.

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Interior

The interior of Renault Pulse is distinctively similar to that of Nissan Micra. Pulse has a three-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel with silver inserts on it. It is manually adjustable according to the height of the driver. The dual-tone dashboard is in dark grey and silver.. The odometer console houses the RPM meter on the left, the speedometer in the middle and the Multi Information Display (MID) on the right. Just beside the steering to the left is the engine start/stop illuminated button that is very practical and convenient feature. The centre console has a single CD MP3/radio player combined with the AC vents in round shape and the round shaped climate control that looks adorable. Below the climate control are a pair of cup holders and some storage space. There is some storage area just above the glove box too
 Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Interior
Pulse’s gear-knob has a tinge of silver on it. The fabric seats are bi-tonal with adjustable headrests on the front seats. The rear seats cannot be adjusted but the Pulse has a nice tall seating position. The front seats are comfortable and cushioning is firm offering delightful under-thigh and lower back support. Leg and head room is adequate. The wing mirrors can be set to auto mode so that they open up when you start the car and auto fold when you switch off the car. This is a very pragmatic feature. The rear seat is comfortable with adequate support and incline and a pair of adjustable headrests. The Renault Pulse has a boot capacity of 251liters which is more than enough for you to carry your stuff in.Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Interior
A pleasant attraction is the smart door lock-and-unlock feature. Renault has packed the luxury of a big sedan in a small batchback. Power windows with one touch up and down function on driver side and power+tilt steering will make the drive easy and comfortable. Folding rear seats, green tinted glass, lock/unlock sensing automatic folding ORVMs, central locking, internal release for fuel lid are the interior comfort options in Renault Pulse. Fabric accented front door trim with front door trim pockets, follow-me-home headlamps, engine start/stop button with illumination, on-board Trip computer, front cabin lamp with reading light, key answer back function, trunk room lamp, bottle holders, day/night inside rear view mirror, dual front vanity mirror with lid, 3 assist grips and a 12V power outlet adorn the interior of this little marvel. Entertainment has not been overlooked and Pulse comes with features like a refined audio system with CD, MP3, FM/AM tuner and 4 speakers. Bluetooth and aux-in port are, however, absent.

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Engine & Transmission

With Pulse, Renault has brough to India an innovative and affordable car with a fabulous power delivery. Pulse is built on Micra’s platform and their engines are siblings too. Renault Pulse has two engine variants – the K9K Diesel and the XH5 Petrol engine.
Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Engine & Transmission
The K9K is a straight-4 type co-developed by Nissan and Renault at its manufacturing plant near Chennai. The petrol powered Pulse with its in-line DOHC 12-valve engine has displacement of 1198cc with a capacity of 1.2L. On the other hand, the diesel models have a displacement of 1461cc with a capacity of 1.5L.  The 1.2L petrol engine yields 75bhp of peak power at 6000rpm with a torque figure of 104Nm at 4000 Rpm. The 1.5 dCi diesel engine generates 63.1bhp power at Rpm with 160Nm torque value. The maximum speed mark for the Pulse is 160kmph.

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Mileage

The Petrol variant of Renault Pulse registers a mileage of 17.5 kmpl and the Diesel version gives 20.25 kmpl intra-city. The highway mileage of the Petrol version is 18 kmpl and that of the Diesel version is 22 kmpl. The electronic fuel injection control system installed in its engines provides such incredible mileage. This little peppy car is extremely fuel-efficient and is a must buy for those who constantly need to be on the move.

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Braking and Safety

Renault Pulse is sure to take you places without an ounce of worry about safety. Features like front and rear seat belts, anti-pinch safety function for driver side window, child proof rear door locks, engine immobilizer, head restraints for front and rear seats, high-mount stop lamp and speed sensing auto door locks come as standard in all the models; the Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) along with the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) are, however, amiss. A small turning radius of 4.65 and a responsive power steering make it highly manoeuvrable.
The turning circle radius is just 4.65 meters and power steering making it a good city car. The suspension system is same as that of Micra. Pulse’s frontal Mc Pherson Strut type suspension and rear Torsion Beam type make the ride comfortable and stable.

Renault Pulse (2015-2017) Performance and Handling

As compared to the biggest rival and segment leader-Maruti Swift which churns out 75bhp of power at 4000rpm, Pulse’s power is lesser despite the fact that Swift runs on a smaller 1.3L engine. However, the performance of engine is perceptibly pleasurable. The K9K engine inherits its fuel efficiency, responsiveness and reliability from RS27 engine developed by Renault Sport F1 team. The gears of Pulse are well spaced out and the mid range power is its highlight. One can experience enough power at all speeds and overtaking is always easy on this torquey engine. The Petrol engine of Renault Pulse has a displacement of 1198cc. The 1.2L DOHC engine churns out of max power 75bhp@6000 rpm and max torque of 104Nm at 4000 rpm. The 3 cylinders arranged in line have total of 12 valves with Electronic fuel injection system which endures great power supply.

What do we think about Renault Pulse (2015-2017)?

For those who liked the Nissan Micra but shied away from its femininity, is the Sporty Renault Pulse that is a manoeuvrability marvel. Renault Pulse looks like a revamped version of the Nissan Micra after a nip-and-tuck job. Not much thought has gone into its design or so it seems. The modifications include the revamped and more elongated head lights, a large domineering grille and the fleshy rear. It has been designed to look sportier with a rehashed bumper and a black mid section. The alloy wheels underscore the sportiness of Renault Pulse. While the Micra with its cute and quirky design looks more suited to the fairer sex, the Pulse has a very universal charm to it. Renault has been cost conscious and has designed its Pulse on the platform used by the Micra.
Pulse is a delightful little car with superior ergonomics. The AC controls in a circular arrangement are pragmatic and display Renault’s astute attention to detail. The interiors are luxurious and the driving experience is a sheer pleasure. The abysmally low turbo lag of Renault Pulse gets it racing at the slightest tap on the accelerator. The acceleration is quick and the manoeuvrability is excellent. It takes deft turns quite obediently and can be parked at the tightest of spots. Though a pleasure to drive intra-city, the Pulse is a lousy performer on highways. The maximum speed it reaches is 160 kmph and high-speed cruising is not what Pulse offers. The braking is adequate under normal circumstances but emergency braking can be tricky. The absence of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) gets the front wheels locked up in emergency braking situations. It is unfathomable why important safety features like ABS and EBD are amiss in Renault Pulse. Fuel-efficiency is an area where the Pulse scores highly. It gives an intra-city mileage of about 18 kmpl and a highway mileage of about 19.5 kmpl, with the performance of both types of engines averaged. The capacity of the fuel tank is 41 litres and the Pulse will take you places before making you halt at a fuel station. Priced between 4.51 L and 6.8 L, Renault Pulse is remarkably easy on the pocket and its features make it quite desirable as a city car. To get your heart racing in an impulse, Renault bring you, its Pulse !

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