Nissan has made sure that each of its Nismo vehicles – whether on the track or in the showroom – is underpinned by three core values of passion, excitement and race-inspired engineering. Now, Nissan is unveiling to the global community a new concept vehicle with the Nismo badge at the 2014 Paris Motor Show -- the new Pulsar Nismo Concept. This new concept is essentially a dramatic design study that explores the possible styling and engineering of a new sporting flagship for Nissan’s Pulsar range.
As expected, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept is injected with the same sporting genes found in the brand's Nismo product line. While only a design study at this point, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept opens a new performance dimension to Nissan’s Pulsar range. This concept confirms Nissan’s commitment to further develop its Nismo line-up with new performance models that would cater to a new generation of drivers.
Every panel, trim and styling element of the new Pulsar Nismo Concept distinguishes the design study from the standard models. Finished in satin grey, the body of the Pulsar Nismo Concept is surrounded by Nismo's signature Layered Double-Wing in red. Shaped using airflow analysis, this layered double wing enhances the concept’s aerodynamics performance while further lowering its gravity.
Up front, the new Pulsar Nismo Concept is marked with a dramatic front bumper with larger, optimized air intakes as well as stunning brake cooling vents. When viewed from the sides, the design study exposes its lower ride height, deeper side skirts, side skirts, flared wheel arches and 19-inch five arm alloy wheels shod in 235/35 R19 tires.
On the rear, the Pulsar Nismo Concept is defined by a diffuser-style rear bumper and the central twin exhaust pipes as well as a distinct carbon fiber rear spoiler. The reversing light for the Pulsar Nismo Concept's light features a clear, dark finish.
Earlier this year, the Japanese carmaker unveiled the 2015 Nissan Pulsar, which marks its return into the family hatchback segment. It would take on cars such as the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and the Ford Focus. Nissan plans to build the 2015 Pulsar at its plant in Barcelona, Spain. and will arrive in the showrooms this autumn.
The new 2015 Nissan Pulsar follows the same design line found on the new Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Qashqai. According to Nissan, the new Pulsar is underpinned by the CMF2 modular platform and was designed to meet the specific demands of European car buyers.
It is powered by the famed 1.2-liter DIG-T petrol engine also found under the hood of the Dacia Duster and the Renault Megane, as tuned deliver 113 bhp of max motive power. Also available if a 1.5-liter dCi diesel engine that can deliver 108 bhp of peak output, while returning carbon dioxide emissions level of around 95 g/km.