Renault Pulse prices hiked by up to Rs.12,500!

Renault India has hiked the price of its premium hatchback, the Pulse by 2 per cent. This translates to a hike of Rs. 11,540 for the base variant and Rs. 12,500 for the top-end variant. The price hike will be implemented from March 8th, 2012.

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“In the face of rising input cost we have now no option but to pass on a part of the cost to our customers although the Pulse still remains as one of the most competitive in its segment on all features including the price,” Marc NASSIF, Managing Director, Renault India Pvt Ltd, was quoted as saying by a news agency.

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Renault launched the Pulse premium small car at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The Pulse targets cars such as the Maruti Suzuki Swift, Hyundai i20 and Fiat Punto. The Pulse is powered by Nissan’s K9K 1.5-litre diesel engine that puts out 63 bhp of power and 160 Nm of torque. The Pulse has a claimed mielage of 23.08 kmpl. Read more: Renault Pulse small car launched; prices start Rs. 5.77 lakh

The Pulse is a badge-engineered Nissan Micra. The Pulse retains the engine, suspension, chassis and all other mechanicals of the Micra diesel.

The Renault Pulse is offered in two trims: the RxL and RxZ. The top-end variant, RxZ gets a start-stop button, automatic climate control, rear wiper, and 15-inch alloy wheels. However, ABS is not offered though passenger airbag is available as an optional feature. Read more: 8 features that make the Renault Pulse an attractive option!