Here are the first pix of the new Nissan Pulsar for Europe, which Nissan will take to battle against the Mk7 VW Golf and Ford Focus in Europe. It sports a completely different look compared to the current Pulsar hatchback (boot-less sister of the B17 Sylphy) currently sold in the region. The Pulsar’s face has the first use of Nissan’s V-motion grille on a non-SUV, previously found only the X-Trail, Qashqai and most recently the Murano.
It’s not clear to us for now whether the European Nissan Pulsar will carry a different look (think US-market Camry versus rest of the world Camry) or if we are in fact looking at the Pulsar’s mid-cycle facelift, but what we do know is that Europe-bound cars will be built in Spain. It measures 4,385 mm long and 1,520 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2,700 mm. Boot space is quoted at 380 litres.
There will be various engine options, but instead of a normally aspirated 1.8 litre like the one that this region gets, the European Pulsar will cater to the European buyer’s taste for downsized turbocharged engines, so it’ll get either a 115 hp, 190 Nm 1.2 litre DIG-T turbocharged engine or a 109 horsepower 1.5 litre DCi turbodiesel. A hotter Pulsar with a turbocharged 1.6 litre engine that can do 190 horsepower will come later.
The technophile isn’t forgotten as well as the car will include various equipment such as LED lights, Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning. A NissanConnect infotainment system will allow integration with your mobile phone, and will support Google’s Send to Car function for the GPS navigation system as well as other apps.
Nissan Pulsar DIG Turbo at the 2014 Bangkok Motor Show