Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bestselling Pulsar Wows Australian Drivers

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Bestselling Pulsar Wows Australian Drivers

Article excerpt

THE Pulsar's comeback to the Australian market in 2013 saw the popular small car zoom up the best sellers list.

The perennial favourite includes three variants, a sedan, hatch and the sporty SSS.

The Pulsar sedan comes in three models: the ST, ST-L and Ti, while the hatch has four model grades: the ST, ST-L, ST-S and SSS.

The Pulsar sedan is powered by a 96kW/174Nm 1.8-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine that makes driving efficient and enjoyable.

It is available with either a six-speed manual transmission or Nissan's Xtronic CVT (constantly variable transmission).

The Pulsar hatch ST and ST-L are powered by an efficient 1.8-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which has a peak power rating of 96kW and a maximum torque of 174Nm.

Adding spice to the Pulsar hatch range are the Pulsar ST-S and Pulsar SSS, both powered by Nissan's 140kW, 1.6-litre DIG (Direct Injection Gasoline) Turbo engine.

All Pulsar hatch grades come fitted with a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. Nissan's Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is optionally available in all grades, with the addition of a manual mode in the turbocharged Pulsar Hatch ST-S and SSS.

The Nissan Pulsar sedan wears an all-new design that is elegant, modern and refined, reflecting a "professional" character targeted at small-car buyers seeking to match a premium finish with exceptional value.

This stylish sedan wears Nissan's bold new signature trapezoid-shaped grille and large wraparound headlights with LED accents.

Its low stance and belt line enhance its length.

Its sophisticated look continues inside with a high-quality interior design using soft-touch materials not usually found in this segment, including a soft-touch instrument panel and driver's door armrest.

Along with a spacious interior offering mid-size roominess in a compact-size exterior, the intuitive interior layout emphasises driver control and impressive seat comfort for all occupants. …

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