Body: Hatchback Year: 16/66
Fuel Type: Petrol
Quote Reference Number: 074-609232
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- Insurance Group17E
- Performance (BHP)190
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)134
- Road Tax£135
|Electric front/rear windows|
|Automatic rain sensing wipers|
|VDC Dynamic Vehicle Control|
|Emergency brake assist|
|ESP + traction control|
|ABS + EBD + EBA|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Push button starter|
|Service interval indicator|
|Nissan connect sat nav system|
|5" Colour screen|
|Electric door mirrors|
|Heated door mirrors|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|Stereo radio/CD player and MP3 facility|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Chrome window surround|
|Rear mounted rack preparation|
|Front fog lights|
|Daytime running lights|
|Follow me home headlights|
|LED headlamp signature|
|Dual Zone automatic air conditioning|
|Front sliding armrest|
|Rear centre armrest with cupholder|
|Leather steering wheel and gear knob|
|Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Driver and passenger side airbags|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Front head restraints|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Remote central locking|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
"This Nissan Pulsar is presented in a stunning copper colour. We have taken the ca rin part exchange as the owner has taken a new direction and started towing. It has a really good specification and features a powerful 1.6 turbo petrol engine which delivers 187bhp! A wolf in sheep skins clothing. The specification includes a satellite navigation and keyless entry. In fact there isn't a lot this car hasn't got and represents extremely good value for money. It is in like new condition given the mileage and age of the car, with Japanese reliability this looks a great buy for someone."
- Air Conditioning
- Climate Control
- Metallic Paint
- Cruise Control
- Satellite Navigation
- Alloy Wheels
- DAB Radio
- Low Mileage
- Full Service History
- CD Player
Ten Second Review
The sporty Pulsar is back! This time Nissan has done without all-wheel drive and rally styling and instead given us a lower-key but high efficiency quick hatch, in this case powered by a 190PS 1.6-litre DIG-T turbo engine. It's available in a couple of trims and is one of the more discreet fast hatches.
Nissan was last here way back in 2000. By 'here', we're talking about selling a recognisable quick hatchback, in that case the Almera GTI. After that the Almera was facelifted and got a bit boring before Nissan decided that it didn't need fast hatches any more and started selling us all sorts of wacky crossovers and SUVs. So is Nissan's return to the hatch sector with the Pulsar an admission that it got that call wrong? After all, despite the encouraging sales of the Qashqai, it still only peaks at around 50,000 units sold per year, against around 90,000 for the Ford Focus. The 1.6-litre DIG-T engine has been the secret weapon that's powered the most underrated Nissan Juke, so plumbing it into the front of a Pulsar was always going to make an entertaining hatch, maybe a little on the warm side rather than hot. Still, it more than merits your attention.
Those of you with longer memories might remember the Pulsar GTi-R, launched in Japan in 1990. It boasted a 227bhp turbocharged version of the famous SR20EDET engine used in the 200SX driftmobile. It deployed its power through a five-speed gearbox and all-wheel drive to quite devastating effect. Born for rallying, the GTi-R also made a fantastic, if slightly fragile, road car. This time round, the sportiest Pulsar hatch sends drive to the front wheels only and makes 189bhp, or 190PS metric. It makes this peak power output at 5,600rpm, so it enjoys a few revs, although the turbocharger starts developing its 240Nm torque maximum all the way from 1,500rpm through to 5,200rpm; one reason why this DIG-T engine is so easy to drive. It's engineered to provide exceptional flexibility at low engine speeds and in doing so, delivers performance that outshines rivals units with six gear transmissions. Against the clock, expect 62mph to arrive in around 7.8 seconds with a top speed of around 135mph. Riding on Nissan's state of the art CMF2 chassis, a modular system that's very similar in its concept to the ingenious Volkswagen MQB platform, the Pulsar's lowered and stiffened and rides on either 17-inch alloys in the Acenta model - or 18-inch rims if you choose the Tekna range-topper.
Design and Build
Nissan has given the 1.6 DIG-T models a little bit of tinsel to set them apart from the less sporty cars in the Pulsar range. They can be identified by their distinctive alloy wheels, finished in a diamond cut two-tone black and silver and a sportier headlamp design which comes with a black finish to the bezel offering a greater contrast to the chrome finished projector. At the rear, a chrome exhaust finisher is fitted as standard. The interior features higher quality materials than we've seen on Nissan hatches to date, and there seems to have been a concerted effort to create a common look and feel across typefaces and grains on the dash. It's certainly not what you'd call adventurous though, especially from the company that brought us the Juke cabin. Again, the impression is that everything has been deliberately toned down. Look hard and you'll spot Qashqai items like the steering wheel, clocks, gearlever and central display. Thanks to the longest wheelbase in the class at 2,700mm, the Pulsar offers considerably more rear legroom and shoulder room than its sector rivals. Indeed, with 692mm of rear knee room, the Pulsar is more spacious than many cars from the class above yet at 4,385mm long, it shouldn't prove a problem to park.
Market and Model
Allow a budget of around £19,000 for this car once you've allowed for dealer deals and a few well chosen extras, which seems good value given the performance on offer. Both variants include a unique trim finisher that extends to the full width of the dashboard, while alloy sports pedals give a sportier look. The Acenta model gets equipment Forward Emergency Braking, automatic lights and wipers and Nissan's ingenious i-Key system. At the top of the range, the Tekna gets distinctive white stitching on the three-spoke steering wheel and leather seats. Plus there's Nissan's 'Safety Shield Technologies' package, including Forward Emergency Braking, Moving Object Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Blind Spot Warning for the ultimate in passenger protection. Both models are well kitted out for more common safety equipment, with six airbags, wheel-mounted audio controls, a tyre pressure monitoring system, anti lock brakes backed up by electronic brakeforce distribution and a stability control system that also includes Nissan's Active Trace Control, which keeps you from deviating from your steered path.
Cost of Ownership
Nissan has come a long way in terms of engine efficiency compared to that last hot Pulsar, the GTi-R. Where that car would struggle to better 20mpg on a good day, the latest 1.6-litre DIG-T model gets 39.2mpg on the combined cycle, with carbon dioxide emissions pared back to a more than reasonable 138g/km. These figures are for the Acenta with its 17-inch alloys. Apparently the bigger rims of the Tekna model result in marginally higher emissions. As well as fitting stop/start systems, reducing engine frictional losses, optimising gear ratios and reducing weight where possible, Nissan has also devoted a great deal of attention to the Pulsar's aerodynamics. Residual values are another area where the Pulsar will have to excel, but it's off to a good start including enough equipment to prevent buyers from needing to dilute their residuals by adding expensive options. What the 1.6-litre DIG-T cars don't have on their side is a particularly overt image. Maybe that will come with later NISMO editions.
Rear wiper, VDC Dynamic Vehicle Control, Bluetooth system, PAS, Push button starter, Trip computer, Electric door mirrors, 6 speakers, Body colour door handles, Front fog lights, Dual Zone automatic air conditioning...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||7.8|
|Engine Power - BHP||190|
|Engine Power - KW||140|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||5600|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||177|
|Engine Torque - MKG||24|
|Engine Torque - NM||240|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1600|
|CO2 (g/km)||134 (g/km)|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|EC Combined (mpg)||49.5|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||61.4|
|EC Urban (mpg)||37.2|
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