[updated with more info, photos, videos and press release]
Following last week's teaser, Nissan has fully revealed the Pulsar five-door hatchback which is scheduled to hit dealerships in Europe this fall.
Set on to take segment leaders such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf, Nissan's all-new Euro-spec Pulsar has a familiar styling with the front fascia clearly derived from the new X-Trail and Qashqai. It has a generous 2700mm wheelbase and an overall length of 4385mm which according to Nissan provide the Pulsar with the best rear legroom and shoulder room in its class.
Under the hood will be a base 1.2 DIG-T gasoline engine with 115 PS (84 kW) and in early 2015 a more powerful 1.6-liter unit delivering 190 PS (139 kW) will join the range. Upon launch it will also be available with a more frugal 1.5 dCi diesel engine rated at 110 PS (80 kW) & 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) which has CO2 emissions of only 95 g/km. All these engines will work as standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox but an optional CVT will be offered.
The Pulsar will be available with a generous list of safety and assistance systems such as blind spot warning, lane departure warning, moving object detection and forward emergency braking. It will also boast the second-generation NissanConnect system offering smartphone integration and access to a wide variety of apps.
Additional details can be found in the attached press release.