Nissan Pulsar (2014–2018)

Model History

May 2014

Nissan Pulsar unveiled

Among the systems offered in the new Pulsar are Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning. Nissan's ongoing drive to deliver sector-first technologies mean that the Pulsar is the only car in its sector to offer Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning as standard on at least one model in the range.

The Pulsar also features Nissan's second-generation NissanConnect system - that comes with a range of innovative features including full smartphone integration, Google Send-to-Car and access to a wide variety of useful and informative apps.

Another technology integrated into the Pulsar's design are LED headlamps. First introduced to the Nissan range on the Qashqai and X-Trail, the Pulsar's distinctive LED front lights produce a crisp, white light and have the added advantage of using 50 per cent less power than conventional bulbs.

In keeping with Nissan's approach to innovation and reduced costs for owners, the Pulsar's all-turbocharged engine range is designed to blend performance and efficiency. The 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit has 115PS, while the 1.5-litre dCi generates 110PS and 260Nm of torque. An even more powerful 190PS 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will join the range early in 2015.

Continuing Nissan's successful downsizing philosophy, the new Pulsar's engines are high on performance and low on emissions, with CO2 outputs below 95g/km. The Pulsar is also offered with Nissan's XTronic automatic transmission. It features ultra-smooth power delivery at low engine speeds and positive, direct shifts under heavier loads.

Thanks to the longest wheelbase in the class (2,700mm) and clever packaging, the Pulsar offers considerably more rear legroom and shoulder room than its sector rivals. Indeed, with 692mm of rear kneeroom, the Pulsar is more spacious than many D-segment offerings. Yet despite this it retains a compact footprint (length 4,385mm), making it easy to park in tight urban environments.

July 2014

Prices for the Nissan Pulsar announced

The new hatchback will be priced from £15,995 OTR when it goes on sale.

From launch, the Pulsar will be available in four trim levels – Visia, Acenta, n-tec and Tekna. The entry level Visia, priced from £15,995, comes with a 5-inch colour screen, steering wheel mounted controls, Bluetooth and air conditioning.

Those choosing the Acenta model, priced from £17,645, benefit from added extras like Forward Emergency Braking, automatic lights and wipers and Nissan’s ingenious i-Key system.

Meanwhile, the n-tec, which starts at £18,995, adds large 17-inch alloys, privacy glass and Nissan’s signature LED lights. It also offers two much sought after features – a helpful colour reversing camera and NissanConnect 2, a state-of-the-art infotainment system offering full smartphone integration, Google Send-to-Car and access to a wide variety of useful and informative apps.

Finally, the range-topping Tekna, priced from £20,345, adds further Nissan Safety Shield Technologies including Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning for the ultimate in passenger protection.

Customers will have the choice of two new engines – a 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit and a 1.5-litre dCi – with either manual or Xtronic automatic transmissions for the perfect blend of performance and efficiency.

The petrol powerplant has an output of 115PS and 190Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre dCi commonrail diesel unit generates 110PS and 260Nm of torque. An even more powerful 190PS, 240Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will join the range early in 2015.

Engine Trim Transmission OTR (£)
DIG-T 115 Visia 6 speed manual £15,995
DIG-T 115 Visia Xtronic £17,345
dCi 110 Visia 6 speed manual £17,595
DIG-T 115 Acenta 6 speed manual £17,645
DIG-T 115 Acenta Xtronic £18,995
dCi 110 Acenta 6 speed manual £19,245
DIG-T 115 n-tec 6 speed manual £18,995
DIG-T 115 n-tec Xtronic £20,345
dCi 110 n-tec 6 speed manual £20,595
DIG-T 115 Tekna 6 speed manual £20,345
DIG-T 115 Tekna Xtronic £21,695
dCi 110 Tekna 6 speed manual £21,945

March 2015

Nissan Pulsar 1.6 DIG-T 190 announced

190PS turbocharged EU6 petrol engine with maximum torque of 240Nm from 2,000rpm to 4,000rpm. 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds. 49.5mpg and has CO2 emissions of 134g/km for 17-inch wheels and 138g/km for 18-inch wheels.

Upgrades includes a new power steering set-up fine-tuned to give more direct feedback and quicker responses. Front spring and damper settings revised with increased stiffness and spring length to improve body control while maintaining ride comfort. Body shell stiffened with additional reinforcements to improve torsional rigidity. New rear dampers and wider wheels. Newly tuned ESP set-up, shorter gearing for sharper acceleration, low friction technologies and cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation.

Available in Acenta, n-tec and Tekna trim grades, all Pulsar DIG-T 190 models feature a number of upgraded items as standard. These include bespoke alloy wheels (17-inch as standard on Acenta and n-tec, and 18-inch for Tekna) finished in a diamond cut two-tone black and silver and a unique, sportier headlamp design which comes with a black finish to the bezel providing a greater contrast to the chrome finished projector. At the rear, a chrome exhaust finisher is fitted to further enhance the sporty look and feel.

Inside, the 1.6 DIG-T powered models include a unique trim finisher that extends the full width of the dashboard, distinctive white stitching on the three-spoke steering wheel and leather seats (Tekna models only) to complete the interior design package. Nissan Pulsar DIG-T 190 is priced from £19,645.

September 2017

Pulsar N-Connecta Style Edition launched

Based on mid-range N-Connecta grade, exterior upgrades include premium new black bezel sports headlights a distinctive Daytime Running Light signature, black door mirrors and 18-inch black diamond cut alloy wheels.

The Pulsar N-Connecta Style Edition is also equipped with the NissanConnect five-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Its features include Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming, DAB digital radio and aux / USB ports and a rear view camera. On sale now it is available with the 1.2 DIG-T 115PS petrol engine paired to a 6-speed manual transmission.