Nissan has unveiled the new Pulsar Hatchback, bearing signature Nissan trademarks such as a V-motion grille and boomerang shaped lighting signature. The car was designed and engineered for Europe and will be built at Nissan's production facility in Barcelona, Spain.
The new Pulsar offers a wide number of safety features usually reserved for premium or luxury models including the marque's advanced Safety Shield - essentially a suite of systems and technologies which offer a fully comprehensive 'safety net' for drivers.
Among the systems offered are Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning.
The Pulsar also features Nissan's second generation infotainment system which offers a range of novelty features including full smartphone integration, Google Send-to-Car and accessibility to a wide variety of apps.
Through the Pulsar, Nissan offers a wide range of turbocharged engines starting with the 1.2-litre DIG-T powerplant, which provides 113bhp of power while a higher 187bhp rated 1.6-litre petrol engine will join the range early next year.
A 1.5-litre dCi oil burner generating 108bhp and 260Nm of torque will also be available.
The new Pulsar engines offer adequate performance levels and deliver emissions lower than 95g/km and are linked to an advanced XTronic automatic transmission.
The long 2,700mm wheelbase and clever packaging has resulted with 692mm of rear knee room, which the marque believes is more room than what several compact executive cars offer.
Also, the compact footprint of 4,385mm, makes it easier to park in tight urban environments like Singapore.
The new Pulsar hatchback goes on sale in Europe from Autumn 2014.