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Nissan Pulsar here in February 2013 (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar Ti sedan (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar Ti sedan (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar Ti sedan (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar Ti sedan (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar SSS hatchback (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar SSS hatchback (copyright image)

Nissan Pulsar SSS hatchback

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16th October, 2012

Nissan Australia has confirmed their new model Pulsar will be released locally in February 2013. The famous nameplate has endured a six-year absence.

Longer, wider, lower than the outgoing Tiida, the all-new Pulsar is expected to challenge the Australian Small Car segment and become a cornerstone of Nissanís Australian product line-up.

Australian sales of the 2013 front-wheel drive Pulsar will commence with the four-door sedan at the start of February 2013. It will be powered by an advanced and highly efficient 1.8-litre engine.

The Pulsar hatch, including the sporty SSS variant, which is powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged, direct injection petrol (DIG) engine, will follow approximately 3-4 months after deliveries of the sedan commence. The arrival of the SSS nameplate will mark the return of an exciting icon whose performance credentials made a hit with a generation of drivers and enthusiasts.

The new Pulsar sedan has a longer cabin than any of its key market rivals, combined with exceptional boot space.

The Pulsar sedan is available with the choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or Ė as an option, but standard on the Pulsar sedan Ti Ė Nissanís new Xtronic CVT transmission, which offers much smoother acceleration and a broader gear ratio range than a conventional automatic.

The transmission is an innovation stand-out, featuring a sub-planetary gear, which allows it to switch between low and high ranges, resulting in more response at low speeds and lower RPM at high speeds.

The new Pulsar will set the benchmark in its class for clever, user-friendly technologies and efficiency.

Considerable efforts have been made to reduce friction in both its engine and CVT transmission in the interest of greater fuel saving and driving comfort.

Despite its larger size, the new Nissan Pulsar sedan matches the best vehicles in its class for aerodynamic efficiency, with a value of 0.30Cd.

Considerable attention has been paid to sculpting the underside of the vehicle, with air flow controlled by the large front spoiler past the front and rear wheels by strategically-placed deflectors.

With exceptional rear seat room, the Pulsar sedan matches and in some dimensions surpasses the interior dimension of some larger cars.

The front of the new Pulsar sedan immediately stamps its authority as a Nissan and includes distinctive styled headlamps with six LED accent lights on ST-L and Ti grades.

Turning indicators incorporated in the door mirrors of ST-L and Ti models and LED rear combination lamps are other key visual features of the Pulsar sedanís styling.

Chrome exterior door handles and accent mouldings complete Pulsarís presence and elegance.

Sixteen inch alloy wheels are standard equipment on ST and ST-L and 17-inch on Ti models.

Modern and ergonomically correct, the Pulsarís interior suggests it may be a class above comparative models in its segment.

Supple and supportive seating, class leading shoulder and leg room, plus dual zone air conditioning and Satellite Navigation on Ti models should immediately impress potential buyers.

Rear seat occupants get a generous 1,370 mm of shoulder and 660 mm of rear knee space, allowing comfort for three adults, along with easy ingress and egress.

Soft-feel coverings are used for the dashboard, door and centre armrests, combined with low gloss finishes to minimise dashboard reflection, enhance the vehicleís inviting ambience.

Two cup holders are located in the centre console compartment which features a sliding lid.

The on-board navigation and information system that is standard on the Ti grade incorporates a reversing camera offering a generous 130-degree field of view for maximum safety and convenience.

The new Pulsar sedan bristles with safety features including four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, Electronic Brake Distribution and Brake Assist, Traction Control and Vehicle Dynamic Control, front, side and curtain airbags and three-point seat belts for all occupants.

Sales of the Pulsar sedan will commence at the start of February 2013, to be followed in quick succession by the new Pulsar hatch, topped by the sporty turbocharged SSS variant.

The all-new Nissan Pulsar sedan will be competitively priced from $19,990*.

Nissan Pulsar sedan pricing*




Manual transmission




Automatic CVT




NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications. E&OE.


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