Renault Pulse RxL ABS is an entry level diesel variant in this model series. It is equipped with a 1.5-litre diesel engine that has four cylinders. This mill can produce a maximum power output of 63.1bhp and delivers torque of 160Nm. It allows the vehicle to accelerate from 0 to 100 Kmph in nearly 14.5 seconds. On the other hand, it comes fitted with disc and drum braking mechanism, which ensure safety to a great extent. A few more security aspects are also available like ABS with EBD, engine immobilizer, driver airbag, and rear defogger as well. In terms of exteriors, this hatch has a set of steel wheels on its sides, while the rear end is highlighted by its stylish boot lid and luminous tail lamps. At front, it features a sporty radiator grille and wide windscreen, which gives a clear view to the driver ahead. Meanwhile, the overall look of its interiors is quite appealing with fabric accentuated door trims and a dual tone color scheme. A number of useful aspects are packed inside the cabin like a tilt steering wheel, on-board trip computer, automatic climate control system, two bottle holders, accessory socket and trunk room lamp to name a few. Besides all these, it comes with a boot space of 251 litres, which is quite good for storing a lot of stuff inside.
At front, it has a large windshield made of a cool green tinted glass, while a couple of wipers are also integrated to it. The bonnet is very sleek, whereas the perforated radiator grille looks quite bold. Surrounding it is a trendy headlight cluster that is equipped with bright headlamps as well as turn indicators. Besides these, an air dam is also available which comes fitted to its body colored bumper. Its rear end is designed in a stylish way, which includes aspects like a tail light cluster and boot lid with company's badge engraved on it. The windscreen features defogger with timer, while a wiper is also offered along with a washer. Other aspects like body colored bumper and a high mount stop lamp completes the look of its rear profile. On the sides, it has pull type door handles as well as outside rear view mirrors in body color. Its wheel arches are fitted with a set of 14 inch steel wheels that further come with full wheel caps. These rims are covered with tubeless tyres of size 165/70 R14, which provide an enhanced grip on any road condition. In terms of dimensions, it has a total length, width and height of 3805mm, 1665mm and 1525mm respectively.
With a dual tone color scheme, its roomy cabin looks simply attractive, while the chrome and fabric accentuation further adds to its appeal. The center console on the dashboard has Piano black finish, whereas the other equipments like steering wheel and AC unit gives it a modern look. It has well cushioned seats that offer maximum comfort, while it comes with a boot compartment of 251 litres, which allows the occupants to place a lot of luggage inside. A 12V power outlet is also provided using which, phones and other devices can be charged whenever necessary. The instrument panel includes a tachometer, speedometer, door ajar warning lamp, and a few other notifications. In addition to all these, the cabin also has cup and bottle holders, front door trim pockets, air vents, spacious glove box compartment, chrome plated door handles, reading lights as well as trunk room lamp for added convenience.
Engine and Performance:
A 1.5-litre diesel mill, which has a displacement capacity of 1461cc, powers this variant. It has four cylinders, 8-valves and is integrated with a common rail direct injection system. Paired with a five speed manual transmission gear box, this motor transmits engine power to its front wheels. It gives out a peak power of 63.1bhp at 4000rpm and yields torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm. The maximum mileage it can return on bigger roads is around 23.08 Kmpl, and the minimum comes to about 20 Kmpl within the city. Moreover, it propels the vehicle to achieve a top speed of approximately 160 Kmph and accelerates from 0 to 100 Kmph in close to 14.5 seconds.
Braking and Handling:
The front wheels are fitted with ventilated disc brakes, while drum brakes are used for the rear ones. It is further accompanied by ABS with EBD which further boosts this mechanism. The manufacturer has assembled its front axle with a McPherson strut and a torsion beam is fitted on the rear one. Meanwhile, an electronic power assisted steering system with tilt adjustment function, helps in its handling irrespective of road conditions.
It is bestowed with a number of practical features that helps in making the journey quite comfortable for its passengers. The list includes on-board trip computer, key answer back function, day and night inside rear view mirror, keyless entry, follow-me-home headlamps and a tilt adjustable steering wheel. It has front and rear power operated windows with one touch up and down function on driver's side. An air conditioning unit is also offered with automatic climate control system. There are sunvisors available at front, while the outside rear view mirrors are electrically adjustable. Apart from these, it also includes green tinted windscreen glass, assist grips, accessory socket, rear wiper as well as washer that increases the level of comfort.
This base level trim is equipped with some significant features that ensures maximum security of its passengers and the vehicle as well. It includes the advanced anti lock braking system along with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist. An anti-pinch function on the driver side window is its another plus point. It has engine immobilizer which prevents any unauthorized access into the vehicle. In addition to all these, the list also comprise of driver airbag, child proof rear door locks, front and rear head restraints, high mount stop lamp, speed sensing auto door locks and seat belts for all occupants.
1. Attractive exterior and interior design.
2. Engine performance is good.
1. Very few safety features are offered.
2. Absence of music system is a disadvantage.