Feature comparison: Renault Pulse versus rivals

Renault had unveiled the Pulse supermini back in October 2011 during the inaugural Indian Formula One. However, it formally launched the Pulse (along with the prices) only at the 2012 Auto Expo in New Delhi. It’s a no-brainer that the Renault Pulse looks achingly similar to its cousin, the Nissan Micra; but at the same time, Renault claims that the Pulse has one of the best packaging in its segment. So lets take a look at how the Renault Pulse compares to its rivals, the Nissan Micra, the Swift and the Toyota Etios Liva, as far as the features are concerned. Since the Pulse is only available in a diesel version right now, we have considered the diesel variants of all its rivals.

 

Mid-range models:

 

Renault Pulse RxL v/s Nissan Micra XV dCi v/s Maruti Suzuki Swift VDi v/s Toyota Etios D-4D GD

 

Top-end models:

 

Renault Pulse RxZ v/s Nissan Micra XV Premium v/s Maruti Suzuki Swift ZDi v/s Toyota Etios D-4D GD (Opt)