Renault revealed Pulse, an upscale compact car developed for the Indian market by Renault’s Design Center in Mumbai. Equipped with the 1.5 dCi diesel engine, Pulse is scheduled for release in January 2012.
Pulse is the third in line after Fluence and Koleos and it will constitute the core of Renault’s product range in India, where four out of five cars sold are compacts. It will be followed in 2012 by Duster and a sedan.This rapid rollout highlights Renault’s commitment to the Indian market, which is one of the three priorities of the group’s international strategy.
Both car and engines are built in Chennai in the first dedicated Renault-Nissan vehicle manufacturing plant, inaugurated in 2010 to support the Alliance’s ambitions on the Indian market. By using the same platform as Nissan’s Micra, Renault was able to reduce development costs and lead times.
The first orders for Pulse will be taken at the New Delhi Motor Show in January 2012.