Pros : Micra platform, k9k engine, looks, price
Cons : Close resemblance with Micra, absence of ABS and EBD in base variants.
Look and Style: The front end is crisp and sharp, the headlights and hexagonal grille are pretty appealing, the choice of six color on the outside is pretty wide with colors like solid black, champagne gold, pearl white, metallic silver, metallic grey and metallic red. The cuts and curves are eye-popping. Interior and Comfort: The cabin seems very roomy with an arched roof; the interiors look smart intelligent and very chic. The dual theme, leather on steering and gearbox, increased head and legroom makes it more plush and comfortable than the Nissan Micra. Pickup: the reviews state that acceleration is a good 14.5 seconds and top speed is 160 kmph. Hope it’s true! Mileage: 18.06 kmpl which is not very impressive. Best Features: Affordable car with innovative design philosophy and technology and 1.2 liter 3-cylinder petrol engine that generates 76 PS of power and 104 Nm of torque. With engine specs the handling and ride is expected to be easy and smooth. Needs to improve: advanced features like Bluetooth, Dual airbags, ABS and EBD are only available in top end RxZ, which should be added to all the variants to ensure safety. Fog lamps too are missing from the base variants. Overall: This seems like a total city car that is perfectly capable of delivering a smooth ride on the roads in India. The included safety features like anti-pinch safety function for driver’s side, engine immobilizer and speed sensing auto door locks are pretty good for a hatchback. The features like rear folding seats, green tints on glass, engine start-stop button with illumination and automatic folding ORVMs add a lot of value to the car. The Renault Pulse petrol seems to be a luxury feature enriched sedan at the price of a small car. I have been waiting for this car since last year when its diesel version was launched in India and the online reviews suggest it to be pretty amazing car. So looking forward to buy it!!
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