Our Nissan insider has shared additional details about the company's plans for the following period.

Our Nissan insider has shared additional details about the company's plans for the following period.

After finding out the Pulsar and Qashqai will receive the Nismo treatment, our source tells us the automatic 4x4 versions of the Qashqai and X-Trail will soon be offered with a newly developed 4-cylinder 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine developed by Renault and estimated to output 184 bhp (137 kW).

We also found out there's a bit of a problem with Nissan's Connect system and Xtronic gearbox which has caused a decrease in production rate at the Sunderland plant from 2,000 units to around 1,600 cars per day. Those who place an order for a fully-loaded X-Trail with the aforementioned Xtronic will have to wait between six to nine months.

Lastly, we heard Nissan is planning Nismo versions of all their models, with the Pulsar and Qashqai being on top of the priority list for a 2015 release with a 4-cylinder, 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline engine generating 266 bhp (198 kW).

Note: Nissan Pulsar Nismo RS render pictured.

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