As we announced it here, Nissan unveiled today the 2015 Pulsar, a vehicle that marks the company’s return into the family hatchback segment. Set to take on cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and the Ford Focus, the 2015 Nissan Pulsar will be built at company’s plant in Barcelona and will arrive in the showrooms this autumn.
As you can see from the photos, the new 2015 Pulsar follows the same design line revealed by the new X-Trail and Qashqai. Nissan says that the new Pulsar uses the CMF2 modular platform and was designed in order to meet the specific demands of European car buyers.
Just like any model from the Japanese carmaker, it will feature the same high-quality, high-innovation approach that has come to typify Nissan models. New Pulsar features the same 2700 wheelbase as the seven-seat X-Trail and has a length of 4385 mm, 115 mm longer than the Volkswagen Golf.
As a result, the 2015 Pulsar will offer more legroom for its passengers. Under the hood, Nissan offers a choice of three turbocharged engines, two petrols and one diesel.
Nissan Pulsar comes fitted the well-known 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine used also by the Dacia Duster and the Renault Megane and capable to deliver 113 bhp. The 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine delivers 108 bhp, while CO2 emissions are estimated to be 95 g/km.
Next year, the Nissan Pulsar will receive a 1.6-liter petrol engine that generates 187 bhp. The engines are offered with a six-speed manual transmission, while a CVT automatic gearbox is available as an option.