We have been reporting in detail about Renault Pulse since a few months. The Nissan Micra derived hatchback has received around 600 bookings withing a month and now, our sources say, Renault India is working on introducing a gasoline variant of the hatchback. It may be noted that Renault had introduced the Pulse with the 1.5 DCi diesel engine that it had borrowed from the Micra. Now, we expect that Renault Pulse will share the 1.2 Liter, 80 Bhp, 3 cylinder petrol engine from the Micra. Also interesting are the rumors of Renault planning to introduce an automatic transmission variant with the petrol sibling. It may be noted that Renault and Nissan are present in the Indian market as a group of two manufacturers and are expected to share a lot of components (and in this case, the entire car). We also feel that sooner or later, the good folks at Renault will come up with an entry level sedan that will be employ Nissan’s V platform and will be based on the Micra.
Renault Pulse diesel retails at a slight premium over the Jap manufacturer’s Micra diesel hatchback and similar case should be seen when Renault announces the pricing of Petrol variant.