Badge engineering has turned out to be quite a popular phenomenon now and Renault seems to have adapted it as well. What you see here might look like a familiar car to you but it is also the French company's most important launches post their second innings here in India. ZigWheels gets to the "Pulse" of the matter!
The very first pictures of the Renault Pulse frankly left us very disheartened. Especially since we are totally gaga about Renault’s other small offerings like the Twingo and the Clio. The Pulse on the other hand pretty much looked like a rehashed Nissan Micra with a Renault badge. However, like they say, the god is in the details and once you see the Pulse in the flesh, the subtle but noticeable differences start to make themselves evident. So how different is the Pulse and will it prove to be the game changer for Renault? Let’s find out…Similar lines, different appeal Now there is no doubting that the Pulse comes across as a slightly different looking Micra. But then that’s not really a bad thing. It’s pretty much the same with the VW Vento and the Skoda Rapid, so why not with the Micra and the Pulse. Now the Micra is already a cute looking car, but then therein lies its problem too. While cute is good it appeals only to a certain kind, the fairer sex. And that’s exactly what Renault has worked on. Not only has it saved on the development costs of an all new car but Renault has given the car an all new character...read more »
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