The Nissan Pulsar sedan has been quietly dropped from the company's local line-up, at least for the time being.

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Citing a production transition, Nissan's local arm says the Pulsar sedan will see a break in production for our market - though it will continue to sell current stock during this period.

Peter Fadeyev, general manager for corporate communications at Nissan Australia, told CarAdvice that it's not a permanent farewell.

"To meet ACL (Australian Consumer Law) requirements, we have to remove promotion of this model until supply for consumers returns to a sufficient threshold," he said.

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Without the Pulsar sedan or hatch, the Japanese manufacturer is now left with no entrant in the small car market, currently dominated by the Toyota Corolla, Mazda 3 and the soon-to-be replaced Hyundai i30.

Last month Nissan sold 70 Pulsars, down from the 419 units shifted in the same month of 2016 - a reduction of 83 per cent.

By comparison, 3473 Mazda 3s were sold in January, while 2943 Corollas found homes over the same period.