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Nissan Pulsar Nismo a chance for new European-market hatch - report

The all-new European-market Nissan Pulsar could spawn a high-performance Nismo hot-hatch, according to one of the brand’s top executives. Nissan general manager and chief marketing manager for C-segment and crossover vehicles Ponz Pandikuthira told Dutch publication Autovisie the Japanese car maker was weighing the business case for the Pulsar Nismo...

Euro-market Nissan Pulsar unveiled, set to take on Volkswagen Golf

Nissan has unveiled a new hatchback bearing the Pulsar name, but, as we reported earlier, it will be a Europe-only model for now. The Euro Pulsar is designed to be more upmarket in order to go toe-to-toe with the Volkswagen Golf, Opel Astra, Renault Megane and Peugeot 308...

Nissan Pulsar: Euro-spec model not for Australia

The all-new European-specification Nissan Pulsar won’t replace or join the current Thailand-sourced small car range in Australia. Teased over the weekend ahead of tomorrow’s official unveiling, Nissan’s new ‘C-segment’ five-door hatchback will go on sale in Europe in the third quarter of the year, but isn’t headed for local showrooms...

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. Nissan global chief planning officer Andy Palmer suggested to CarAdvice at the 2014 New York auto show that the as-yet-unnamed C-segment model could lead to a strategic rethink of the Aussie arm's small car range...

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'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

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

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 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

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...

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...