The Nissan Pulsar is a compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan from 1978 until 2000, when it was replaced by the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy in the Japanese market. Between 2000 and 2005, and then since 2012, the name "Pulsar" has appeared in Australia and select Asian countries on rebadged versions of the Sylphy and similar Tiida model. The original Pulsar was a hatchback to be sold exclusively at a different Nissan Japan dealership network called Nissan Cherry Store as a larger five-door hatchback alternative to the Nissan Cherry . Although Pulsar models were abandoned for a while, here we have a resurrection of the model.
Nissan has just introduced its five-door Pulsar hatchback which is planned to reach European dealerships this autumn. The model is supposed to battle opponents such as Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. The Pulsar features a new front fascia influenced by the new X-trail and Qashqai models. It rides a 2700mm wheelbase and its total length is 4385mm. In conclusion, the vehicle will have more legroom at the back and also the best shoulder room in its segment.
The Nissan Pulsar is powered by a 1.2 DIG-T gasoline engine generating 115 PS (84 kW) and at the beginning of 2015 it will receive a more powerful 1.6-liter unit outputting 190 PS (139 kW). A more frugal 1.5 dCi diesel engine rated at 110PS (80 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) with CO2 emissions of only 95 g/km will also be available. All these engines will have a standard 6-speed manual gearbox. However an optional CVT will be offered. High technology options will be available. Just to name a few, we have blind spot warning, lane departure warning, moving object detection and forward emergency braking, etc. It will be nice to observe the evolution of Pulsar on the market.
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