New Japanese Frontier pushes forward: Nissan Pulsar challenges Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus for their territory
These pictures haven’t set our pulse racing just yet but a GTi-R version might! Remember the 1980s Pulsar GTI-R with its 227bhp turbocharged version of the Primera engine? It was pretty hot on the modified car scene! Apparently there’s a 2015 version which will boast sportier looks and a 3.8-litre twin-turbo engine but this is…
Only one year has passed since Nissan revived its Datsun brand by introducing the GO hatchback, and the Japanese manufacturer has just confirmed its return to the compact car segment (C-segment in Europe) with a brand-new vehicle.
Dubbed Pulsar, a name previously used for a line of compact cars sold in Asia and Australia since 1978 (not to be confused with the Pulsar NX sports car marketed in the U.S. between 1983 and 1990), the new vehicle is a five-door hatchback aimed at models such as the Volkswagen Golf and the Ford Focus.
Nissan’s recipe for the Pulsar is pretty much simple and includes an instantly recognizable design with styling cues borrowed from the Qashqai, small, turbocharged engine that deliver decent power and return attractive fuel economy, and a price tag that’s likely to put the hatchback below most of its competitors.
A big bet for the Japanese automaker in Europe, the Pulsar is basically insignificant to the U.S. market, with Nissan having no plans to ship it across the ocean. This might very well change depending on vehicle’s success in Europe, but we’re at least a couple of years away from a pertinent verdict. Either way, the Pulsar is a hatchback worth looking at, and that’s what we’re about to do after the jump.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Nissan Pulsar.
Nissan Pulsar originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 20 May 2014 12:00 EST.
2013 Nissan Altima Coupe Specification Launched Price Deals Cheap
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Nissan unveils Datsun in India
By Kevin Davis on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Nissan launched a new Datsun in India, which will go on sale in India next year.
The Datsun, a five-seat hatchback, will be offered for about $6,670, or about 400,000 Indian rupees.
The Datsun will also be sold in Indonesia and Russia, but price and size will be different for each market.
Source: The Associated Press via Detroit Free Press
|Posted on 11.20.2013 18:00 by Justin Cupler|
When Nissan unveiled the new Juke Nismo , it also announced that it was simply the tip of the iceberg for the new Nismo family. We have already seen the GT-R Nismo that followed it, and now a new Sentra Nismo Concept. This concept is on display next to the GT-R Nismo at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, and we have big hopes to see it put into production.
The concept features the usual Nismo elements, like the more powerful engine, the aerodynamic kit, tuned suspensions and a high performance braking system, red accents all over and, of course, a sporty interior.
The Sentra Nismo Concept rocks a Bright Pearl White exterior paint combined with a carbon fiber pattern on numerous exterior elements and the staple Nismo red line on the front spoiler lip, the side skirts, the rear spoiler and the exterior mirrors.
Click past the jump to read more about the Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept.
Nissan Sentra NISMO Concept originally appeared on topspeed.com on Wednesday, 20 November 2013 18:00 EST.
|Posted on 08.31.2013 18:00 by Kirby Garlitos|
It may have taken longer than expected, but the auction winnerhttp://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-ne… of the Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold finally saw his prized win in the flesh after the car was officially delivered at a special ceremony held in Melbourne, Australia.
Late last year, the bidder put down an astounding $187,000 bid on the two-off GT-R dedicated to Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt with the funds from the auction going to Bolt’s foundation in his native Jamaica. After months of waiting, including what we imagine to be a lot of waking up wishing to see the car in his garage, the new owner of the GT-R Bolt Gold can finally enjoy the car that he paid a princely sum for.
If we were in his position, we’d understand why the wait would’ve been really excruciating. It’s hard enough to wait months on end while your $187,100 is presumably sitting somewhere without you being able to touch the item that you purchased it for.
But we also understand how exciting it must’ve been to finally lay your eyes on the car you waited for so long to see. And the fact that there are only two models of this car in existence – the other one is with Bolt himself – makes it that much sweeter.
We’re just hoping that the proud owner over there in Australia takes good care of his new pride and joy. You waited so long for it, mate. Better make sure it sticks around with you for a long time too.
Click past the jump to read about the Nissan GT-R Bolt Gold
Video: Auction Winner Finally Receives His Bolt Gold Nissan GT-R originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 31 August 2013 18:00 EST.
Mexico Experiments with 70 Nissan LEAF Taxis
By Mark McNabb on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
About 70 taxi drivers in Mexico have been driving the Nissan LEAF for the past year. It’s part of a pilot program Nissan launched in 2011 to showcase the car’s technology and capabilities.
There are 20 LEAF taxis in central Mexico City and another 50 in other surrounding areas. Those 70 taxis are said to prevent roughly three tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere every day. The program, cleverly called Zero Emissions Taxis, is further explained in the video below.
Posted on 10.23.2012 19:00 by
After releasing a teaser image of a sports car concept that featured subtle hints of the 370Z and the GT-R, Nissan has finally announced the Extrem Concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show in Brazil. Given the rapid development of the Brazilian economy and to underscore Nissan’s commitment to Brazil, the all-Brazilian Extrem Concept was seen fit to be unveiled there.
The Extrem Concept is roughly based on the Micra hatch and is designed to look like a cross between an SUV and a coupe, or in other words, a crossover. This particular segment has witnessed rapid growth with the likes of the Range Rover Evoque fueling that growth. Designed by Nissan’s design studio in San Diego, the inspiration for this design comes from Brazil itself where the designers spent most of their time designing and developing the clay models. The usual concept elements include the wraparound glass, floating roof rails, and detached C pillars that enhance the feeling of an open, airy cabin. It would be great if these elements made it to the production version too. Though the pictures suggest less cabin space for storage, Nissan claims that there is a dedicated luggage space in the rear. A clever two-tier system provides secure storage, where items can be hidden from prying eyes beneath an exposed and removable cargo bin which is accessed via the rear hatch. The bin is designed for day-to-day items and fits neatly underneath a structural cross brace that adds extra stiffness to the shell and accentuates the sporting nature of the car.
It sort of looks like a high riding 2+2 version of the GT-R, but don’t expect it to be powerful like the GT-R, though we have seen one example of that! Nissan could theoretically fit the 1.6-liter turbocharged direct-injection inline-four that also powers the unusual DeltaWing racecar, driving either the front wheels or all four through a Continuously Variable Transmission, a favorite addition of Nissan.
The production version of this concept will be sold only in the South American market. For now, people outside South America can only expect future crossover models to extract design cues from this concept.
Nissan Extrem Concept originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 19:00 EST.
Whether you love or hate Jay Leno as a “pop culture” late night show host, you still can’t help but love him in his position on Jay Leno’s Garage. In the latest episode, Jay makes it all the way around the world to Japan and test drives a Fairlady 240Z. Not only is the 240Z just one of those timeless and iconic sports cars, but it is revolutionary for the Japanese sports car world.
Jay then takes some time out to talk with his friend that heads up Nissan’s design team and he has a nice surprise for his friend, as he jokingly grills him on the rumored 240Z remake. We actually get a good glimpse at the preliminary design silhouette of what we can only assume would be a revived 240Z and a look at some of the concept drawings made of it and the current 370Z.
What’s cool though is that his friend does not play the denial act that most design heads would do. He all but confirms the fact that Nissan is planning something big for its 8th anniversary which comes about in 2013, and makes it clear that the 240Z revival may be said big thing.
Just seeing the Nissan design room was cool enough, but getting semi-confirmation of the 240Z – even if it was more of a non-denial than a confirmation – was pretty cool. Enjoy!
Our newest addition to the actual cars and girls group shows this particular Nissan GT-R combined with German Playmate along with ex-Miss Tuning Silvia Hauten.German company Mcchip-dkr from Mechernich/Obergartzem along with the wrapping professionals of CoverEFX through Erftstadt developed a bundle for the supercar supplying a whopping 596 horsepower and a maximum torque of 751Nm. The accomplished the up grade using a power-optimized computer software adaptation as well as the installation of a sports deplete system.Your engine energy can be reduced with a push of the button on the tire for routine operation as well as for reduction to the stage of serially developed standard autos, which should be than adequate for the schedule drive to the supermarket.CoverEFX personalized a racing-style film-coating to match the GT-R. A new foil in the CFC 400 compilation of the colors Cardinal Red, Raven Dark and Pina Colada White was employed. Lowering comes from the company H&R decrease the ground discounted of Godzilla through about 30mm.