The cars manufactured by Renault have always been successful in staying with the trend by introducing new and updated versions. They have launched a new version of their hatchback, Pulse that is a combination of style incorporated with performance. This hatch series is available in both petrol and the diesel variants for the buyers to choose from. Its Renault Pulse Petrol RxL is the petrol variant, which is powered by a 1.2-litre motor. The interiors have got a comfy seating that makes one prefer to be in the car than step out of it. The storage capacity is also addressed as it has a decent boot space. This hatchback is an advanced version of its regular versions, which is offered in 6 different stunning colors, widening the choice of the buyers. It has an advanced in-car entertainment system featuring a music system with slight improvement that supports various players. Then there are body colored bumpers that improves the look of this utility. All the theft related vulnerabilities are put to a check, as it is integrated with an immobilizer. Furthermore, the safety factor is also improvised by fitting air bags, anti child lock safety system and a great braking technology. The convenience of the driver is improved by providing many automated functions like internal fuel lid lever and follow me home lamps. Sporting a few more comfort and safety functions, this trim has a potential of receiving a huge response from all sections of commuters.
The built of this car is refurbished to the extent that one would be surprised to see it and its price tag at the same time. The bumpers are shaded in the body color to give it a uniform look. Furthermore, the pull type door handles too are in the team with the rest of the color, whereas the B pillars are in black to have a diverse effect. There is a rear defogger fitted to the rear windshield that has a timer function to it. The rear glass is additionally fixed with a wiper as well as a washer, while the front glass has a wiper with 2 plus 1 speed intermittent. The glasses are green tinted which helps in keeping the cabin cool.
The interiors have been well furnished with numerous features that would make this hatchback as one of the best comfort couch on wheels available in the market. The list could be started with features like the lighting aspect that has a front cabin lamp along with pair of reading lamps. There is a key answer back function as a standard feature. The front door trims are layered with fabric to give it a more smoother feel. The storage capacity too is good by jetting a couple of cup holders of which 2 are fitted on the front and 1 at the rear. Then there is a dual bottle holder too. There are additionally the front door trim pockets. As a standard feature. there is a day/night inside rear view mirror. The passengers are provided with 3 assist grips. The 12V power outlet supports gadgets. There is an internal release for fuel lid lever at the driver side. The theme of the inside cabin is diversified by layering a piano black finish on the center console.
Engine and Performance:
This Renault Pulse Petrol RxE is equipped with a powerful motor which kicks in a lot of pulse as suggested by the name itself. It is integrated with a XH5, 3 cylinder in-line petrol, DOHC 12 valve engine type which has a potential of displacing a 1198cc. The maximum power it generates is 75bhp at 6000rpm and produces a torque output of 104Nm at 4000rpm.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels have ventilated discs and the rear wheels have drum brakes. The turning radius of 4.65 meters is good enough and makes the drive convenient. When it comes to the suspension, the front axle has McPherson strut and the rear one is fitted with coil springs.
The comfort section of all the occupants have been perfectly addressed in this variant by offering it with ample features that would make it sit in line with the luxury cars. The electric power assisted steering wheel is incorporated to make the driving job simpler. And adding to it, there is this tilt adjustable function that would assist the driver to adjust the steering as per their own preference. The power windows function is equipped to all the windows. The window one-touch up and down function on driver side gives more convenience. The follow me home headlamp helps in the darker hours of the day. Then the on board trip computer will calculate the distance that you made from one place to the other. The central locking of all 5 doors is also offered. There is another function of a keyless entry that eases the access to the vehicle. The automatic climate control system takes care of the cabin regulation under all conditions. On the roof, there is an antenna fitted. Another feature is the instrument cluster that display the notifications such as the tachometer, the door ajar warning and a headlamp on reminder. Additionally, there is a key-off reminder as well.
As a part of the occupant restrain system in this Renault Pulse Petrol RxL, the driver side has been offered with an airbag that cushions the body during a crash and provides safety against striking oneself to the steering wheel or the window. Additionally, there are head restraints fitted that makes the seating more comfy. The child door lock safety system has been integrated into the rear doors to prevent unauthorized exist by the child from the car. An anti-pinch safety function is offered on the driver side door. The advanced function of an engine immobilizer works it way through the responsibility of protecting the car from thefts. Furthermore, a high mounted stop lamp is fitted to the rear windshield that will alert the presence of the vehicle to the other vehicles from a very far distance too. Then there is a speed sensing auto door lock that takes the decision of locking the doors even without you having to notice it even.
1. Affordable price range for the features it offers.
2. Decent vehicle with impressive style and comfort as well.
1. Music section has been entirely overlooked.
2. Absence of ABD and EBD barking system.