Nissan Pulsar: Almera, are you there?

Since stopping production of the Almera in 2006, Nissan has not had a compact sedan in its range. However, knowing that C-segment offers considerable rewards, Nissan is back today with a car that it thinks can rival the Golf, 308 and Mégane amongst others. Dubbed the Pulsar, this sedan has a dynamic style much like current models (V-shaped grill, LED headlamps, etc.) as well as a rear end reminiscent of its ancestor, the Almera.

In terms of size, this five-door car is 4.39 m long with a wheelbase of 2.7 m. Interior comfort seems to have been take care of, without neglecting practical aspects. The boot has an effective volume of 380 litres, which can of course be expanded by folding down the rear seats.

The Pulsar will come with the NissanConnect navigation system and also the four-camera AVM-Vision 360° system, which displays an aerial view of the vehicle on the NissanConnect colour screen, making it much easier to park. Safety features include the Nissan Safety Shield, which detects moving objects, lane departure warning and also automatic emergency braking.

There will be two engine options for the Pulsar: the 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol engine (115 hp and 190 Nm) and the 1.5 dCi diesel (110 hp and 260 Nm). These engines will be paired with either the Xtronic continuously variable transmission or a manual gearbox. The Pulsar should be released this autumn.

So, do you think this Pulsar will enjoy the same success as its ancestor?