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Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE

Update - Nissan Australia has confirmed that while the Altima and Pulsar in their current forms will no longer be imported, replacements for both models are to be announced in the "future". See bottom of article for details The Nissan Altima has been quietly dropped from the local line-up, leaving the Japanese manufacturer with no sedan models in its range...

Nissan Pulsar sedan dropped from local line up, for now

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

2017 Nissan Sentra Nismo: American Pulsar SSS gets aggressive makeover

The Nissan Sentra Nismo has been unveiled at the 2016 Los Angeles motor show. The new Sentra Nismo is based on the North American version of the Pulsar, known there as the Sentra. A facelift for the the Sentra was unveiled at this time last year. Visually, the Sentra Nismo is distinguished by more aggressively cut bumpers at both ends, plenty of red highlighting, a rear diffuser-style element, black wing mirrors, and a boot lip spoiler...

Nissan to end Tsuru production after earning zero-star crash rating

The Nissan Tsuru, an old and distant relative of the Pulsar, will end production next May after a 25-year run. Currently sold in Mexico along with parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East, the Tsuru is also known as the V16 in Chile, Sentra B13 in Central American nations and the Sentra Clasico in Peru and the Dominican republic...

Nissan dealers not mad at curtain-call for Patrol, Micra and Pulsar

It’s a fair question to ask the boss of Nissan in Australia, whether the dealer and service network around the country is a little upset at the prospect of letting go of so many important volume vehicles over the past few years. Those vehicles include the ancient diesel Patrol, the light Micra, and the returned but relatively short-lived Pulsar hatch...

Nissan recalls 3.53m vehicles over faulty occupant sensor, Australia not affected - UPDATE

Update: Nissan Australia has confirmed that Australian models are not affected by this recall as local models use a different kind of occupant-sensing system. See bottom of article for details. Japanese manufacturer Nissan is recalling 3.53 million vehicles globally, due to a faulty occupant classification system (OCS) that may not deploy the airbags properly in the event of an accident...

Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China

The twisted relationship between Nissan’s Pulsar and Tiida badges continues, with the European-market Pulsar this week picking up a facelift for a launch into the Chinese market. The Tiida badge’s presence in Australia was only a blink in the eye of the local market, appearing some years after the Pulsar name was retired - only to itself be replaced by a new-generation Pulsar hatch and sedan...

Nissan Pulsar hatch and Micra axed, Patrol diesel in runout

Nissan Australia has axed three of its best-known models — the Micra, Y61 Patrol and Pulsar hatch (not sedan) — in one fell swoop, with stocks to be cleared by the end of 2016.  The trio of former core models are being phased out for different reasons — the Micra business case doesn't stack up financially, the aged Y61/UY61 Patrol is being retired, and the Pulsar hatch’s flagging sales and middling reputation aren’t helping Nissan’s wider cause...

Nissan Sentra facelift previews possible Pulsar update

A facelifted Nissan Sentra sedan has made its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. The updated Sentra has a reworked front-end that incorporates the company's "V-motion grille", as well as a new bonnet, restyled headlights, and a reworked bumper design. Top-end models will also feature new LED low beam headlights, LED driving lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels...

Nissan recalls Juke, Micra, Pulsar over push-button start problem

  Nissan Australia has announced a recall for a number of its small cars over a potential problem with the push-button start system. The recall affects the current-generation Nissan Pulsar sedan (B17) and hatch (C12), as well as the Nissan Juke baby SUV and Nissan Micra city car...

Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan priced from $26,990, headlines Series II upgrades and range changes

The first Nissan Pulsar SSS sedan is on its way to showrooms as the headline story in a Series II range update due at the end of April. It's the second bit of activity within Nissan's passenger range this week, with details on the updated Micra light car revealed yesterday...