Nissan boasts its new Pulsar is the hatchback challenger

Nissan says it means business with its re-entry into the competitive and popular hatchback market with the new Pulsar.

Nissan believes its passion for innovation and technology has transformed the family car landscape over the last seven years, and now, using the same design approach and original thinking that produced Ireland’s best-selling crossover, the Nissan Qashqai, Nissan is expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of what it describes as an exciting new family hatchback challenger - the Pulsar.

Combining bold design, with claimed technical innovations and class leading interior space, the new Nissan Pulsar brings further competition to the C-segment. Nissan believes it now has a model that offers all the familiar Nissan qualities in a stylish new package.

The new Pulsar’s interior redefines what buyers can expect in a C-segment family hatchback, according to the carmaker. Where most rivals put practicality below style and materials, Nissan boasts the Pulsar delivers on all three counts. Thanks to a long wheelbase (2,700mm ) and clever positioning of the seats, the Pulsar enjoys the best rear legroom in the sector - comfortably eclipsing its rivals and outshining a number of cars in the class above

A Nissan spokeswoman said: “As befits a car packed with new technology, the Pulsar launches with two highly advanced engines - a 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel. Both offer exceptional performance, economy and refinement, and integrate a host of fuel-saving technologies to help owners go further for less."

The new Pulsar range features three familiar trim grades: XE, SV and SVE - with all three offering exceptionally high equipment levels according to Nissan Ireland. All models come with air conditioning, five-inch advanced drive-assist display and electric windows. Tyre pressure monitoring system, six airbags and stop and start system are also all fitted as standard across the range.

The long anticipated replacement for the extremely popular Almera will arrive in showrooms here early this month and will retail from €19,995 for the entry grade 1.2 115bhp petrol, and from €21,595 for the entry grade 1.5 110bhp diesel.

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