The 2019 Nissan Pulsar is a compact hatchback that will see a vast of improvements which includes performance boost and fresh exterior design. This model is mainly sold in Asia, Australia and Europe, however, the U.S. markets could see this five-door beauty in the future.
Pulsar will compete with the likes such as Ford Focus and VW Golf. It is a fuel-efficient hatchback that is based on the Nissan Qashqai. The interior will bring a lot of premium stuff and Nissan announced performance-oriented version ST, RS, and Nismo.
2019 Nissan Pulsar exterior will use high-strength steel and aluminum
The design of the 2019 Nissan Pulsar doesn’t depart that much from the Qashqai model. Most of the styling cues were taken from the company’s most famous crossover. The body will benefit from a heavy use of the high-strength steel and aluminum materials.
The front end comes with the traditional V-Motion grille and creased hood. The boomerang-shaped LED headlights are looking perfect. The side profile provides muscular creases and bold lines that are connecting with the rear bumper and taillights.
2019 Nissan Pulsar interior changes
The upcoming 2019 Nissan Pulsar offers a stunning interior. The rear legroom is ample and better than most of the Pulsar’s competitors. The credit goes to the longer wheelbase and the rear legroom is rated at 27.2 inches. The trunk space is also bigger than before, however, we’ll have to wait for the full car’s specs. While the new Pulsar can brag about its roominess, this hatchback lacks more upscale materials.
Plenty of plastic materials are present and there are just a few chrome inserts. On the other hand, the layout inside the cabin is perfect and generally, it is a nice place to be. Safety is on another level as the Pulsar offers lane departure warning, forward emergency braking and blind spot monitoring as standard. The latest version of NissanConnect is available as well.
2019 Nissan Pulsar engine specs
This hot hatchback will arrive with two drivetrain choices. A standard 1.2-liter gasoline engine is the same engine that can be found inside the Qashqai and Juke models and it delivers 113 horsepower.
An optional 1.5-liter dCi diesel unit is capable of producing 108 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are offering a 6-speed manual transmission as standard. However, an optional XTronic automatic gearbox is in the offer also. As we already wrote, the 2019 Nissan Pulsar will get its performance-oriented variants such as ST, RS, and Nismo.
2019 Nissan Pulsar Nismo review
The special Nismo version is perhaps everything that the regular model isn’t. Of course, styling on the base model is beautiful, however, Nismo adds more muscles, aggression and mean stance.
The interior will see a huge improvement when it comes to the upscale materials. Nismo model comes with plenty of leather, carbon fiber and aluminum materials so the comfort is astonishing. On top of that, plenty of optional features are standard with the Nismo variant.
Performance-wise the Pulsar Nismo will use a unique engine. A 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is the most likely outcome. This turbocharged unit produces up to 300 HP and the top speed is rated at 160 mph.
2019 Nissan Pulsar price and release date
The price of the all-new 2019 Nissan Pulsar starts around $24,000. The Nismo model that brings astonishing features and performance will cost slightly over $33,000.
Pulsar will most likely arrive at the beginning of 2019. The main rivals to this model will be Toyota Auris, Hyundai I30 and Ford Focus.