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Nissan Pulsar range may be challenged by new C-segment hatch for Europe

Nissan will reveal an all-new C-segment hatchback for Europe later in 2014, and it could cause a headache for the brand's Australian arm and its revived Pulsar line...

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Nissan Pulsar airbag recall affects 12,800 hatches, sedans in Australia
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Nissan Pulsar airbag recall affects 12,800 hatches, sedans in Australia

The Nissan Pulsar has been recalled to address two safety issues, including a curtain airbag defect that affects every new-generation car imported to Australia to date. Affecting 12,000 Nissan Pulsar hatches and 800 Pulsar sedans, the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website explains the B-pillar-mounted curtain airbag's satellite sensor may not have been installed correctly and in "extremely rare cases" may deploy "incorrectly"...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan won
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan won't dilute the badge, says CEO

The Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan will strengthen rather than dilute the traditional sports hatch badge, insists the company’s local boss. Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Peter Jones insists the higher-performance version of the Pulsar sedan - due in showrooms in the second quarter of 2014 - deserves to wear the SSS badge, and says there is demand for the new model...


Nissan Pulsar SSS ad banned for a second time
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Nissan Pulsar SSS ad banned for a second time

A local Nissan Pulsar television commercial has been banned twice in two months by the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB) for depicting unsafe driving. Spruiking the new Nissan Pulsar SSS, the ad shows a man driving through the streets as his seemingly pregnant wife is in the passenger seat appearing to be in labor...


Nissan Pulsar hatch spied preparing for European launch
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Nissan Pulsar hatch spied preparing for European launch

A prototype of the Nissan Pulsar hatch has been spotted testing in Europe, supporting suggestions the car will be sold across the continent from 2014. In April 2012, Nissan announced plans to produce an "all-new hatchback" at its Sunderland plant in the UK from next year, but is yet to officially confirm what that model will be...


Nissan Pulsar ST Hatch Video Review
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Nissan Pulsar ST Hatch Video Review

Testing the entry-level five-door Pulsar that delivers comfort, practicality and value in spades.


Nissan Pulsar SSS Video Review
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Nissan Pulsar SSS Video Review

the SSS badge returns for a sportier, turbocharged take on the Pulsar hatch. CarAdvice heads to the track to find out how it shapes up.


Nissan Pulsar engine stalling issue prompts service campaign, not recall
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Nissan Pulsar engine stalling issue prompts service campaign, not recall

More than 9000 Nissan Pulsar sedans have been affected by a defect that can cause their engines to stall, though none of the cars are subject to an official recall. In a statement, Nissan Australia says the fault "does not warrant a safety recall", and has instead initiated a voluntary service campaign to repair the 9272 affected Pulsar sedans...


Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan on the radar
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Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan on the radar

A turbocharged Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan is a good chance to join its warm-hatch sibling in the Japanese manufacturer's local line-up. Nissan Australia corporate communications general manager Peter Fadeyev told CarAdvice at the launch of the Pulsar SSS hatch that the company is investigating the potential of a sporty halo for the four-door Pulsar range...


2013 Nissan Pulsar SSS Review
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2013 Nissan Pulsar SSS Review

For over 13 years the much-loved Nissan Pulsar SSS has been conspicuously absent from Australia's burgeoning hot hatch market. But the iconic badge has finally made its comeback, knocking out the old 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine and replacing it with a punchier 1.6-litre turbo...

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$29,240 to $31,740

2013 Nissan Pulsar Hatch Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Nissan Pulsar Hatch Review

Nissan’s launch of the Pulsar sedan earlier this year may have revived the badge, but its resurrection of the much-loved Nissan Pulsar Hatch was always the hot-ticket item. Nissan is now hoping the all-new Pulsar hatch will gain fast traction in the highly competitive small car segment, thanks to Australia’s ongoing affection for five-door hatches...

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$18,990 to $31,740

Nissan offers end of financial year deals across four models
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Nissan offers end of financial year deals across four models

Nissan Australia has announced a range of end of financial year deals across four of its most popular models, including the Pulsar sedan, Dualis, X-Trail and Navara, until the end of June. The 96kW/174Nm 1.8-litre four-cylinder Nissan Pulsar sedan ST manual is available now for $49 per week with a 2...


Nissan Pulsar hatch: pricing and specifications
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Nissan Pulsar hatch: pricing and specifications

The Nissan Pulsar hatch will undercut its mainstream small-car rivals when it launches next month with an $18,990 starting price. The five-door hatchback arrives to complement the Pulsar sedan that arrived in January, and will better it by $1000 in entry-level Pulsar ST manual form...


Nissan Pulsar SSS: hot-hatch returns for under $30,000
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Nissan Pulsar SSS: hot-hatch returns for under $30,000

The Nissan Pulsar SSS is back, returning to Australia's hot-hatch scene after a 13-year hiatus. The iconic Pulsar SSS sits at the top of Nissan Australia's new-generation small-car range, just as it did when it was last available in 2000 in N15 S2 form...


Nissan Pulsar ST Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Nissan Pulsar ST Review

The Nissan Pulsar ST is the base grade in the reborn small-car range, yet it is by far the most convincing model overall. Priced from $19,990 (and at the moment driveaway), the six-speed manual, 1.8-litre entry-level sedan is simple and basic, light and hugely spacious, economical and reasonably punchy...

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$19,990 to $21,990

Nissan Pulsar ST price cut to $19,990 driveaway
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Nissan Pulsar ST price cut to $19,990 driveaway

The all-new Nissan Pulsar is now available from $19,990 driveaway, increasing the appeal of the Japanese brand's recently relaunched small sedan. The special driveaway pricing applies to the entry-level Nissan Pulsar ST manual, which is normally priced from $19,990 before on-road costs or $22,390 driveaway, saving customers $2400...


Nissan Pulsar Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Nissan Pulsar Review

The Nissan Pulsar is back. Plenty of Australians have missed the badge – which still has a 71 per cent recognition rate in Australia despite the nameplate taking a seven-year sabbatical from the market. The Nissan Pulsar replaces the Tiida that has 56 per cent recognition and has cost Nissan some popularity in the small-car market, and would find itself in the Handbook of What Not to Do in Automotive Marketing (Chapter: Changing popular car names)...

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$19,990 to $28,990

Nissan Pulsar aims for return to small-car sales success
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Nissan Pulsar aims for return to small-car sales success

Nissan is targeting a minimum four-fold increase in its Australian small car sales after introducing a new-generation Nissan Pulsar. The Pulsar had been part of Nissan’s local line-up since 1978, and built here in the early 1980s, but the badge has been absent since it was replaced by the Tiida in 2006...


Pulsar name a huge asset, admits Nissan
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Pulsar name a huge asset, admits Nissan

Nissan Australia has admitted the Nissan Pulsar name is a huge asset and an important comeback for the company’s small car aspirations. A new-generation Nissan Pulsar has launched this week, seven years after it was replaced by the Tiida that proved to be a far less popular model...


Nissan Pulsar Ti Video Review
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Nissan Pulsar Ti Video Review

Behind the wheel of the flagship variant of Japan’s new small sedan.


Nissan Pulsar on verge of market comeback
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Nissan Pulsar on verge of market comeback

The Nissan Pulsar is on the cusp of its return to Australian showrooms. Nissan has today staged the media launch for the new-generation small car ahead of its official on-sale date of February 1 – exactly seven years after the previous model was replaced by the Tiida. The Pulsar will initially be available in sedan form only with a five-door hatchback to double the body style offerings from mid 2013...


Nissan Pulsar ST Video Review
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Nissan Pulsar ST Video Review

One the road in the $19,990 entry-level version of Nissan’s new small car.


2013 Nissan Pulsar priced from $19,990
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2013 Nissan Pulsar priced from $19,990

The 2013 Nissan Pulsar has been officially unveiled ahead of its public debut at this week's 2012 Sydney motor show. The return of the Pulsar marks the beginning of Nissan Australia's major product renaissance that will see the Japanese giant launch 12 entirely new or redesigned models in the next two and half a years...


Nissan Pulsar SSS turbocharged hatch coming in 2013
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Nissan Pulsar SSS turbocharged hatch coming in 2013

The Nissan Pulsar SSS hatch is coming back in mid-2013 with a turbocharged 1.6-litre engine and a lot of attitude. Nissan confirmed the sporty model's return today ahead of the local unveiling of the all-new Pulsar at this week's 2012 Sydney motor show. The Pulsar SSS made a name for itself as a cult classic for offering honest motoring enjoyment at a reasonable price during the 1990s...


Nissan Pulsar sedan previewed with new details and images
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Nissan Pulsar sedan previewed with new details and images

Official details of the 2013 Nissan Pulsar sedan have been revealed ahead of the all-new small car’s Australian launch in January. Badged as the Nissan Sentra in the US, Nissan says the new compact sedan will offer class-leading combined cycle fuel economy and rear-seat legroom to rival the best in North America’s upper small car segment (excluding diesels and hybrids)...


Nissan Pulsar sports hatch could revive
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Nissan Pulsar sports hatch could revive 'SSS' badge

A Nissan Pulsar SSS could return to showrooms after the Japanese brand confirmed a sporty hatch will become part of an extensive Pulsar line-up that launches in January 2013. Nissan Australia CEO and managing director Bill Peffer confirmed at least one performance-themed variant would be added to the local line-up after the launch of the Pulsar sedan in January and the addition of the high-volume Pulsar hatch in April...


2012 Nissan Pulsar: small sedan unveiled
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2012 Nissan Pulsar: small sedan unveiled

The all-new 2012 Nissan Pulsar sedan has been officially unveiled at the Beijing motor show. The new global Pulsar will go on sale in Australia in January 2013 in sedan form before being joined by the hatch variant in the following months...


Nissan Pulsar aims to become Australia
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Nissan Pulsar aims to become Australia's best-selling car

Nissan is marching ahead with plans to overtake both Mazda and Hyundai to become Australia's number one full-line vehicle importer by March 2013, including plans to make the new Pulsar city car the best-selling model in the country...


Nissan Pulsar return confirmed
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Nissan Pulsar return confirmed

Nissan has finally confirmed its Pulsar name will make a comeback some six years after it left showrooms. Although the company has been hinting at its comeback for quiet some time, the official decision was made last week with Nissan Australian confirming the Nissan Pulsar’s return...


Nissan Pulsar name likely for a return
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Nissan Pulsar name likely for a return

Nissan Australia's Managing Director Dan Thompson is determined to get the naming of the Tiida replacement right, with the Pulsar badge looking more than likely for a come back. Speaking to the media on Wednesday, Mr Thompson said the naming process for the Tiida replacement is in the final stages with the last rounds of testing and researching currently taking place...