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Japanese manufacturer returns to the C-segment with new five-door hatchback due to go on sale in Autumn 2014

Nissan is to reintroduce the Pulsar model name on a new five-door hatchback that will go on sale in the Autumn as a rival for the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.

The Japanese manufacturer has issued a teaser image of the new Nissan Pulsar, which will be built at Nissan's factory in Barcelona, Spain.

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". 

It's the first time Nissan has been represented in the C-segment since the Almera was phased out.

The Pulsar name first appeared in 1978 and was widely used for models in Asian and Australasian markets over the course of the last four decades. It also appeared in certain European markets in the early 1990s on the N14 model. 

The new Nissan Pulsar will be officially revealed in full next Tuesday.

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evanstim 17 May 2014

The Pulsar already exists

I don't understand. The second-generation Tiiiida (STUPID name) is sold as the Pulsar in Australia. Look at the Nissan Australia website to see.

Is this new vehicle just the C12 Tiida rebadged?

fadyady 16 May 2014

Why O why?

Nissan pulled out of this segment. I still don't know. Interestingly though Pulsar may be the first SUV-based sub-compact! Usually it's the other way around.
dukebox9reg 16 May 2014

Please please use renaults

Please please use renaults dual clutch auto and not the CVT.