This vehicle, the Renault Pulse RxZ , that is modified to the level of luxury standards is what one expects to pop out into the automotive market and as the name suggest, it does hold one's pulse off the beats. Offered in petrol and diesel variants, to the daily commuters, this hatchback is a super car in its category. The interior decoration has been very minutely handled and the effort that has been gone into making this baby can be seen on the classic finish that it holds. Just sitting on couch like seats that are ultra comfy and driving off is not one needs. Some music would help a lot in not falling off to sleep on the job and that is handled by the advanced music system that is decked to this cruise. With a powerful motor, this machine is beastly in its performance. And adding to the robust mechanism, the ABS with EBD along with brake assist will do the rest of the job of handling this piece well balanced on keep it grounded. Want it all? Then this is the best pick for what can be offered in its range with a great mileage of 23.08 kmpl in the affordable bucks that your pockets does support.
The face of this robustly built hatchback is decorated with multiple finishings that leaves an impression of a show stopper moment. To start with the shades, the bumpers of this variant are in body color. Complimenting the uniformity all over, even the door pull type door handles and the outside rear view mirrors are layered in the body color as well. The wide front grille has been painted in chrome that lits up the frame of the car from the front view. There is an advanced rear defogger that has a timing mechanism to it. The are a pair of wipers and washers fitted to the windshield at the front as well as to the rear one. The side profile looks diverse as it has got a black color B-pillars tape. The glasses are green tinted that helps in keeping the cabin cool. There is a spoiler on the roof with a high mounted stop lamp, which is visible from a distance to other vehicles. All in all, this trim can and will stand up to what it flaunts on its clothes.
The insides of the cabin is furnished with features that form a part of comfort aspect as well. This trim has been provided ample lighting by offering a pair of reading lights in the front cabin. The lighting is additionally complimented by providing lights in the trunk that help in loading and unloading the luggage irrespective of the hour of the day. When it comes to how the actual inside looks like, the front door trims are layered with fabric, then the gear shift knob that is in leather is highlighted with a special finish. The center console has has a piano black finish that add to the already stylish interior components. The steering wheel is wrapped with premium leather. The storage is addressed by providing couple of cup holders, where 2 are in the front and 1 at the rear. There are dual bottle holders also offered. There are further the front door trim pockets that has good storage capacity. The day/night inside rear view mirror comes as a standard feature. And then the driver and passenger seats have got sun visors and vanity mirror with lid fitted to them. There are 3 assist grips provided for the front and rear sides of the cabin. The 12V power outlet can be utilized for charging gadgets. There is an internal release for fuel lid which is manual. There is a key answer back function too.
Engine and Performance:
It has been equipped with Renault dCi, four cylinder, in-line diesel, 8V SOHC that has a displacement of 1461cc and has a common rail diesel fuel injection system. It generates a maximum power of 63.12bhp at 4000rpm and produces a max torque of 160Nm at 2000rpm . This variant has a fuel economy of 24.40 Kmpl. It is fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission gear box.
Braking and Handling:
This Renault Pulse RxZ variant is jetted with an anti lock braking system and electronic brake force distribution along with brake assist . The front wheels is fitted with ventilated discs and the rear wheels are fixed with drum brakes. A turning radius of 4.65 meters makes the drive more convenient.
The electric power steering helps immensely in making the handling of the vehicle easier and simple. The tilt adjustable steering wheel is a preference comfort function based on the driver. This trim has all four power windows. Window one-touch up an down function on the driver side is one amongst many automated functions offered . There is an illuminated button for engine start/stop. The follow-me home headlamps offered to this car is a relief in the latter hours of the day. There is also a remote sensing automated folding and unfolding of external mirrors provided that does the leftover job after locking the car. Additionally, the ORVMs are electrically adjustable. There is an on-board trip computer to add to the conveniences. There is a central locking system that applies to all the 5 doors, which is further enhanced by a smart access key. The automatic climate control system takes care of the temperature inside the cabin under all climatic conditions. The entertainment section is packed with an integrated audio system that supports CD, MP3, FM/AM tuner and Aux-in player. A set of four speakers are offered of which 2 speakers are fitted in the front and 2 speakers are fitted on the rear cabin. There is an antenna on the roof. The tachometer is available in the instrument panel. A door ajar warning lamp, a headlamp-on and a key-off reminder forms part of the display system. Additionally there is Bluetooth and USB connectivity available.
The safety aspects of this Renault Pulse RxZ trim have been given utmost attention and several factors contribute to it in providing the passengers a safe ride. The anti lock braking system teamed with the electronic brake force distribution along with brake assist offers a great control over the drive and therefore is a safety feature. The driver as well as the co-driver are offered a set of air bags. Anti-Pinch safety function on the driver side door is also provided. The child safety is ensured by the child proof rear doors lock.
1. Price range is very reasonable.
2. Safety is addressed efficiently.
1. Exteriors can be made better.
2. More notifications are needed in the instrument cluster.