Renault is bullish about India. It wants to have a very big slice of the Indian car market along with its alliance partner, Nissan. Nissan has been in India for sometime, all on its own and has a very low key presence since till last year it only sold a handful of CBUs of the X Trail SUV and the Teana luxury saloon. Last year it launched the Micra, which is available in both petrol and diesel versions and this year it has launched the Sunny which is built on the same V platform on which the Micra is built. Despite this Nissan’s presence is still very much subdued mainly due to not having enough dealers. Its alliance partner came into India in a different way. It partnered with Mahindra to bring in the low on cost and high on value Logan but the JV soured and the Logan has gone to Mahindra who now sell it as the Verito. Post the break up with Mahindra, Renault has become aggressive and in a space of six months it has launched two cars in India and is now in the process of launching a third one. The first two are the Fluence saloon and the Koleos SUV, while the third will be a hatchback for the mass market, which is where volumes and money lie. This hatchback is based on the V platform on which the Micra and Sunny are based and is apparently code named B 58. It also seems to have been given the name Pulse. This car will be unveiled on the 29th of October, 2011 by Carlos Ghosn the head honcho of the Renault-Nissan alliance at the Indian Formula1 GP at Greater Noida. The car was originally to be launched in January, 2012 at the Auto Expo but the launch has been advanced to coincide with the Formula1 GP of India where Renault has a substantial and impressive presence. The all conquering Red Bull Racing car of Sebastian Vettel is powered by Renault and therefore Renault wants to ensure that its mass market car be unveiled at the Indian GP.