India: Renault Pulse to go on sale in January 2012 image

The French based automaker Renault has recently announced that its small Pulse model will go on sale on the Indian auto market in January 2012, after the vehicle will be officially presented at the New Delhi Auto Show.

The Renault Pulse is made on the B-segment platform and has been based on its “twin brother”, the Nissan Micra, being destined to attract more customers into the brand. However, the small car won’t be sold in Europe to avoid entering in a direct completion with the Nissan Micra, so the Asian auto market seems to be the perfect choice for this vehicle, especially because it will be followed by other models of the French automaker.

Renault says that the Pulse will be powered by a 1.5 liter dCi engine which is made at the company’s Chennai plant, with the facility getting ready to receive investments of almost 1bn USD. The Pulse won’t be the only model which Renault is planning to introduce to India and it will be followed by the Fluence, Koleos and the “Romanian” low-cost SUV, the Duster, which will be badged as a Renault.

The small Pulse will be officially presented to the local public at the New Delhi Auto Show which will officially open its gates in January 2012 and the model is expected to hit the Indian showrooms right after the event.