Renault launched first compact car Pulse into Indian market.

RenaultNew Delhi: French auto maker Renault launched its first all-hatchback Pulse making its venture into the mass segment priced at between Rs 5.77 lakh and Rs 6.25 lakh.

Pulse will be available with the Renault K9K diesel 1.5 dCi engine with maximum power of 64PS@4000rpm and peak torque of 160Nm@2000rpm and alleges mileage of 23.08 km per litre.

Marc Nassif, managing director, Renault India said that “The Pulse is a product designed and developed by our India design studio at Mumbai, focussing on Indian customers’ aspirations, tastes and preferences. We are optimistic about the performance of Renault’s first mass segment product.”

The car, available in two variants  that are RxL and RxZ, is powered by a locally manufactured Renault K9K diesel engine, coupled with a five-speed manual transmission.

The company also revealed its crossover car Duster on the second day of the Auto Expo in New Delhi.

The crossover Duster, which merges the features of a sedan and a sport utility vehicle (SUV), will be manufactured in India and will be accessible in petrol and diesel variants. The company said that it would launch the vehicle in the second half of 2012.

With the launch of Duster, the company has four products athwart a broad range to make sure that it has a wide reach and caters to a wide range of customers, comprising its existing product line up the luxury sedan Fluence and SUV Koleos.

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