The Nishi-ku based automaker presented today the first official images with the 2015 Nissan Pulsar, its new compact model. The new hatchback is the spiritual successor of Almera and complements the compact range of Nissan, which until now was only composed of the Qashqai.
Representatives of the Japanese brand presented today the first images of the 2015 Nissan Pulsar. The new compact car is replacing Almera, the model that Nissan dropped once the Qashqai was released, the compact SUV seen by the Japanese as a viable alternative to compact hatchbacks.
2015 Nissan Pulsar – Design & Engine & Technology
2015 Nissan Pulsar is the third compact model in the current Japanese manufacturer’s portfolio and represents a return to the C-segment hatchbacks after a significant absence. The new Pulsar was designed at Nissan Technical Centre in Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, and production will be ensured by the Renault-Nissan plant in Barcelona, Spain, with sales to begin in autumn.
The 2015 Nissan Pulsar model bets on the space provided for the occupants in order to conquer customers with the largest wheelbase in the segment, 2,700 mm (106.3 in), and offers some more legroom for rear passengers and shoulder height, as well as combining a bold design and technological innovations. It has a length of 4,385 mm (172.6 in) with design combines the sharp lines, large wheels, the conical type waistline and the flowing profile, making it a stylish sporty look hatchback.
2015 Nissan Pulsar is equipped with LEDs that produce a crisp, white light, and have the added benefit of a 50 percent less energy consumption than conventional lighting . Inside, Nissan wanted to give a premium touch, using high quality materials and rich equipment. Additionally, the Pulsar features the second-generation Nissan Connect, accompanied by a range of innovative features such as full connectivity with smartphones, the Google® Send-to-Car, and access to a wide variety of useful and informative apps.
Initially, 2015 Nissan Pulsar will be offered in a five-door hatchback version, no information on other body styles such as a coupe, estate or convertible being released.
The engine range is taken from its range brothers, meaning that 2015 Nissan Pulsar will have the 1.2 DIG-S, 1.5 dCi and 1.6 DIG-T. These engines provide between 110 and 190 horsepower. The 1.6-liter turbocharged unit will be offered much later. The engines will be offered with both six-speed manual transmission, as well as versions with the Nissan’s XTRONIC automatic transmission. Besides these engines, Pulsar also receives the same safety systems as the small class and compact segment models, embedded in the Nissan Safety Shield concept.
2015 Nissan Pulsar is the first non-SUV in the Nissan range who drops out the “kamishimo” grid for the “V-motion” front side. In other words, Pulsar is the first Nissan model that is not an SUV and has the V-shaped grille released by the X-Trail and Qashqai, dropping the trapezoidal model.
“Nissan was in the beginning a sports car brand. However, along the way we lost this feature. This is why we intend to regain sportsmanship…” said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan Had of Design.
2015 Nissan Pulsar Video
2015 Nissan Pulsar Wallpaper [photo gallery]
2015 Nissan Pulsar via Nissan