The Nissan Pulsar was introduced in 2014 as a replacement to the Nissan Tiida, which had been withdrawn from the market in 2011. Nissan believed the Qashqai midsized crossover would be more successful than another compact hatchback, but now that the Qashqai has established itself as a successful player, Nissan wants to return to Europe’s largest segment with the Pulsar.
Nissan Pulsar Overview
The Nissan Pulsar is a compact car produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan. Over the years, the Pulsar name has been used for various vehicles in different markets, but it’s most commonly associated with compact cars that were positioned between the smaller Nissan Sentra and the larger Nissan Bluebird.
The Pulsar nameplate originated in the late 1970s, and the vehicle has seen multiple generations and redesigns since then. The early generations of the Pulsar were known for their practicality, reliability, and affordability, catering to the needs of the compact car segment.
While the Pulsar name was prominent in certain markets like Australia and some parts of Asia, in other areas like North America and parts of Europe, the vehicle was sold under different names, such as the Nissan Sentra or Sunny. Over time, Nissan would revive the Pulsar name for specific markets. For instance, in 2014, Nissan reintroduced the Pulsar name for a compact hatchback model in Europe, seeking to compete with vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf.
As with many Nissan vehicles, the Pulsar underwent continuous updates in terms of technology, safety, and comfort features. By the time the name was revived in 2014 for the European market, the Pulsar was equipped with modern amenities, including Nissan’s suite of safety and driver assistance technologies.