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.
The new Pulsar sees a lower stance, LED-bordered headlamps, LED taillights, chrome window surrounds and chrome exterior door handles with features including dual-zone climate control, smart-key entry and push-button start.
Its 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine equipped with twin continuously variable valve timing control (C-VTC) has new valve lifters and valve springs developed to reduce friction and improve inertial loss. Combined with Nissan’s next-generation Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT), the new model promises to be more efficient than ever.
Nissan Australia has an ambition to make the Pulsar the highest-selling car in the country. Prices and specifications of the new model will be revealed closer to its local launch.
The Pulsar is one of a number of new models Nissan Australia plans to launch over the coming 18 months, including the all-electric Nissan Leaf due in June/July, the Micra-based Nissan Almera sedan in August, the new Nissan Patrol by December and the V8 Supercars-bound Nissan Altima in the second half of 2013.