First Look: Nissan Pulsar

Nissan’s new hatchback – the Pulsar, was officially unveiled at the Singapore Motorshow two weeks ago. In case you didn’t catch the preview of the car there, here’re a few points about the Pulsar that might make it a good option for a first car!

1. It looks stylish.

The front design of the new Nissan Pulsar takes reference from the marque’s trademark V-motion grille, exuding aggressiveness and confidence when viewed head on. Less the headlamp assemblies, it bears a striking resemblance to Nissan’s crossover SUVs.

2. It’s (relatively) spacious and comfortable.

Hatchbacks are not always known to be crampy and claustrophobia-inducing. The new Pulsar offers a relatively long wheelbase of 2,700 mm, offering up to 690 mm of leg room at the rear for passengers.

And if you need that boot space, you’d be glad to know that the Pulsar offers you up to 385 litres of luggage space, expandable to 1,395 litres with the rear seats knocked down.

3. It runs on only a 1.2 litre engine.

The new Nissan Pulsar runs on the marque’s 1.2-litre, road-tax saving turbocharged plant. Married with Nissan’s well-renowned Xtronic CVT transmission, the Pulsar puts out up to 154 horses and 190 Nm of torque. That should give you a decent headstart from the lights compared to the rest of the Japanese and Korean sedans on the roads.

Availability

The new Nissan Pulsar is expected to be available for sale from second-half 2016 onwards.

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