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  Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar
EngineIn-line four-cylinder
Displacement (bore * stroke)
Compression ratio
Valve train
Drive trainFront drive, transversal
TransmissionManual six-speed, CVT-transmission
Wheelbase2.700 mm
Front suspensionMcPherson
Rear suspensionTwist-beam axle
SteeringGear rack, Servo, electric
BrakesDiscs, front ventilated
Wheels195/60 R 16 up to 205/55 R 17 (6,5")
Wheelbase10.200 mm
Length4.387 mm
Width1.768 mm
Height1.520 mm
Boot capacity385-1395 litres
Tank capacity46 litres
Kerb weight
Top speed
Purchase priceFrom 19,940 euros
Year of manufactureFrom 2014

No trappings speeches help, Nissan aims at the C-segment with the new Pulsar after a break and therewith clearly on vehicles such as the VW Golf. For seven years one did not present an offer in Germany. In appearance and from the raw data, one can already pay respect to the new competitor.

More interior and more luggage space

Comparisons are always more exciting than individual presentations. Nissan advertises with the longest wheelbase of the class, but do not mention with around 6 centimetres more the around 13 centimetres longer vehicle length. The ratio of wheelbase to vehicle length is slightly more favourable at VW. Positive for the Nissan, it has with more wheelbase a smaller turning circle by 0.7 metres.

So far, very few, but quite competitive engines

Let us look to the consumption respectively CO2 emission. But there both are hardly different, with slight advantages for the special models of VW, a bit higher scheduled in price. No wonder, Renault is behind the engines. Also the weights correspond, perhaps with the exception of the really very beneficial adjusted VW diesel engines.

The range of Golf variants it will probably never reach.

Of course, the offer of Nissan is still very limited. Neither with the all-wheel, nor with alternatives to petrol or diesel one can compete, if one do not want to take e.g. the Leaf of Nissan. Larger engines are planned, a 1.6-liter turbo certainly. And because diesel engines, one will probably help oneself from the Renault-shelf at initial successes.

Nissan with special offers right at the beginning

Somewhat difficult it is for VW, when talking about prices. But when someone basically drives a car no longer than three to four years, VW can score with a higher resale value. On the other hand, Nissan proceeds according to the principle of price reduction, frequently applied by French producers already with new cars.

VW and the problem with the purchase price

Anyone, who still ordered in 2014 gets discount, clearly more than 1,000 when petrol and approx 2,000 € when diesel. This would result in about 4,000 € savings here. Maybe you should however, in order to be fair compare with the currently cheaper Cup-models of Volkswagen.

Interesting extras already in the basic version

However, for the Golf it gets even worse. Because here is included no 5" colour display with Bluetooth and USB interface in the basic equipment. Also the cruise control has to be paid extra. Active tracking and control of certain functions from the steering wheel you could not find. Finally, something for the eye, the sporty version of the Nissan Pulsar, the Nismo. 10/14               Top of page               Index
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