New Nissan Pulsar to launch this autumn

Nissan revives Pulsar name for new Golf-baiting hatchback

Nissan has the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf in its sights with the new Pulsar hatchback, which it is launching late this year

Nissan is returning to the mainstream family hatchback segment, dominated by the likes of the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, with an all-new model called Pulsar.

The Pulsar will be produced at Nissan’s plant in Barcelona and go on sale in the UK this autumn. It will be the first time that Nissan has been in the segment since the Almera went off sale in 2006, to be indirectly replaced by the Qashqai.

The new model’s design is clearly related to that of the recent Qashqai and X-Trail SUVs, a pair of models with which the Pulsar is understood to share a modular platform known as CMF2. Nissan says the C-segment hatchback has been “designed to meet the specific demands of European car buyers” and will feature “the same high-quality, high-innovation approach that has come to typify Nissan models”.

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