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Nissan pumps up the Pulsar


BASED on its slogan - Innovation That Excites - Nissan transformed the family car landscape when it produced the Qashqai, X-trail and Note.

Now, using the same approach, Nissan’s expanding its portfolio with the all-new, exciting family hatchback challenger - the Nissan Pulsar. This newbie brings a fresh dimension to the C-segment and faces stiff competition from Ford’s Focus, VW’s GTI and Opel’s Astra.

The Nissan Pulsar features an exciting new package and a turbocharged engine range designed and engineered for Europe which will be built at Nissan’s Barcelona production facility in Spain

The exciting package includes an advanced Safety Shield (a suite of combined systems and technologies offering a fully comprehensive safety net for drivers). Amongst other systems offered in the new Pulsar are Forward Emergency Braking (FEB), and first on the C-segment, the Pulsar offers Moving Objects Detection (MOD), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Blind Spot Warning (BSW) as standard.

As a comfort system, the Pulsar also features the NissanConnect system including smart phone integration, Google’s® Send-to-Car and access to a wide variety of informative applications. The Pulsar also offers more legroom and shoulder room than its sector rivals as well as 692mm of rear knee-room.

The exterior is characterised by Nissan’s V-motion grille and boomerang-shaped lightning signature with bold and energetic curves on the body side. It also resembles the Qashqai and X-Trail with strong lines and is fitted with LED headlamps.

In terms of performance, the Pulsar is charged with a 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit and has an output of 84kW and carbon emissions below 95g/km while the 1.5-litre dCi generates 80kW and 260Nm of torque. An even more powerful 139kW 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will join the range early in 2015. The Pulsar is also offered with Nissan’s advanced XTronic automatic transmission.

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