Monday, November 28, 2011

Renault-Nissan tie up to compete in small car segment

Renault and Nissan have been working in developing a car called Renault Pulse to compete in small car segment in India. Small cars always taste success in India and have always been on high demand. A fuel economic and low budget car has always been an ideal car for majority of families in India. Although there are numerous examples but Maruti Alto and Hyundai Eon are the best examples of such a car. Renault and Nissan, both the companies are yet to make a mark in Indian automobile sector and is all set to introduce a small car as Renault Pulse in joint venture, as it is a perfect platform for both the companies to mark their presence in Indian auto segment.

Launching a small car and hoping it to be a success will not be an easy task. It will challenge the 30 year old specialist company in this segment Maruti and various other companies with their numerous products in this segment. Although news is that a team of market trend specialist in auto sector have been rolled out to study the market trend, demand and requirements of people for a small car in India.

As per Renault Pulse review, the car will be produced at the Renault-Nissan joint alliance plant in Chennai. The car is expected to be rolled out in the January month of 2012 at auto expo in New Delhi. The expected Renault Pulse Price is yet to be announced by the company, but it is likely to be priced at Rs. 5 lacs. The small hatchback will be launched in 3 variants, 2 in diesel engine with a capacity of 1461cc in 4cylinder system producing max. power of 64bhp with maximum torque of 160Nm and 1 in petrol engine of capacity 1198cc in 3 cylinder system producing maximum power of 75bhp with maximum torque of 104Nm. Looking at Renault Pulse Pictures, one will get glimpse of Nissan Micra from exterior. Interiors are elegant with nice leg space and soothing with nice stylish dashboard.

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