Nissan Pulsar hatchback is here to rival Volkswagen Golf

Japanese automakers, Nissan, have revealed its new Pulsar compact hatchback, marking its re-entry into the highly competitive family hatchback segment ever since the Almera went out of production in 2006. Made specially for Europe, Nissan aims to take on market leader Volkswagen Golf with the new Pulsar.

nissan pulsar 1 frontNissan Pulsar Compact Hatch is slotted below the new Qashqai and X Trail. Though a hatchback, it measures 4,385mm in length offering more leg, shoulder and knee room as compared to the market leader Volkswagen Gold.

Besides sharing some styling with Qashqai, the new Pulsar also has the same LED headlight technology and similar engine specifications. Pulsar engine options include a 1.2 liter DiG T Petrol turbo engine offering 113 bhp power, a 1.5 liter dCi diesel offering 108 bhp and 260 Nm torque while a 1.6 liter turbo offering 187 bhp is also being presented on the range topping version.

Nissan Pulsar 15 seatsWhere on board safety features are concerned, Pulsar receives Nissan’s Safety Shield Package which includes safety systems such as Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning. NissanConnect System with smartphone integration, Google Send-to-Car and other apps will also be on hand along with full LED headlamps.

Nissan’s next generation Pulsar compact hatch will compete against Ford Focus and VW Golf. It is being designed with the European market in mind while production will be conducted from the Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain.

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