Nissan are re-entering the family hatchback market some eight years since the demise of the Almera.
Designed for Europe the new Pulsar is to be built at Nissan's Barcelona plant and will go on sale during autumn 2014. It will sit below the new Qashqai and X-Trail, yet share the new technology that both of the SUVs enjoy, such as the option of LED headlamps and Nissan's NissanConnect system with smartphone integration.
The Pulsar will feature Nissan's Safety Shield technology with the option of Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, and Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning systems.
All of the Pulsar's engines will be turbo-charged with the option of a 1.2-litre petrol DIG-T unit outputting 115PS. There will be the familiar 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine that generates 110PS/260Nm of torque. And in 2015 there will be a more powerful 190PS 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine joining the range. There will be a unit under 95 g/km in the line-up and Nissan's XTronic automatic transmission will be available on the Pulsar.
We will bring you full Nissan Pulsar prices and UK specifications as soon as they are released but expect prices to start from around £15,995.
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