Renault launches Petrol Version of Pulse

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The new petrol variants of Pulse are priced between Rs. 4.25 lakh and Rs. 5.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). These variants are available in six colours and two interior colour options.

May 12, 2012: Renault SE has launched petrol version of its Pulse hatch in India. Powered by a 1.2-litre 3-cylinder petrol powertrain mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the Renault Pulse petrol is capable of delivering 80 PS of horsepower. The new Pulse variants namely RXE, RXL and RXZ are priced at Rs. 4.25 lakh, Rs. 4.99 lakh and Rs. 5.55 lakh, respectively. All the prices are ex-showroom Delhi prices.

The new petrol variants of Pulse are available in six colours and two interior colour themes. Some of the standard features incorporated in the top variant of petrol Pulse include automatic climate control, lock/unlock sensing folding ORVMs, illuminated engine start/stop button, power windows, follow-me headlamps, ABS, integrated audio system and front dual airbags.

Looking at the demand for the diesel cars because of their practicality and lower ownership costs, Renault went on to launch the diesel version of its hatchback Pulse first in order to cater to over 80% diesel hatchback buyers. And now, the car maker has finally launched the petrol version as well. The petrol version will be catered to the buyers who opt for petrol variants only because of the higher initial cost of oil burners which is really difficult to compensate, especially when they have fewer kilometres to drive.

Apart from this, Renault is looking forward to enter into entry-level SUV segment by launching its much awaited and most anticipated Duster in the mid-2012. Last year, Renault launched the luxury SUV Koleos as a completely built-up unit at a price of Rs. 24.79 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). However, the Koleos couldn’t do much to attract the SUV customers and drive sales numbers.

The carmaker has also announced of localisation of the top management in India earlier this year, in order to understand the perspective of the Indian buyers. However, the move of localisation of the top management will take up to 5 years to get successfully executed.

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