Nissan announce specs and pricing for new Pulsar

Nissan have announced full specifications and pricing for their brand-new Pulsar model.

The Pulsar, an all-new model designed to break back into the C-segment market, was revealed in May earlier this year.

It comes packed with advanced technology and offers sector-leading cabin space, according to the company, and they also claim that it’ll rival the popularity of their own hugely successful Qashqai crossover.

Like many other Nissan models, the Pulsar will be available in four trim grades: Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna, which will give buyers the ability to choose a model that’s the closest match to their lifestyle, demands and budget.

New Nissan Pulsar features

The Visia model, despite being the entry-level Pulsar, features a wide range of equipment as standard including a five-inch colour screen with Bluetooth connectivity, as well as steering wheel mounted controls, cruise control and remote central locking.

Stepping up a grade, the Acenta adds extras including Nissan’s Forward Emergency Braking system, which will cause the car to brake if an obstruction, vehicle or pedestrian is detected in front of the car. Automatic lights and wipers, as well as an i-Key system, which allows car functions to be controlled via smartphone.

The n-tec trim level, meanwhile, benefits from 17-inch alloy wheels, privacy glass and LED lights. A full colour reversing camera and Nissan’s state of the art infotainment system, the NissanConnect 2, is also available and offers full smartphone integration and access to a variety of useful apps.

Finally, the top-of-the-range Tekna gives drivers Forward Emergency Braking as well as other safety technologies including moving object detection, a lane departure warning system and blind spot warning technology for driver and passenger protection.

New Nissan Pulsar engine choices

The new Pulsar is available with a choice of two engines, including a 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel unit, both of which are available with either six-speed manual or Xtronic automatic transmissions.

Power outputs for the two engines are also commendable; the petrol unit produces 113bhp with 190Nm of torque, while the diesel variant offers 108bhp with an incredible 260Nm of torque for plenty of pulling power and acceleration.

An even more powerful engine variant will be available from early in 2015, a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol that’ll generate a staggering 187bhp.

The brand-new Pulsar will be priced from £15,995 for the entry-level Visia trim and is due to go on sale in the UK this autumn.