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2013 Nissan Pulsar unveiled, on sale in Australia next summer

Nissan has unveiled the new 2013 Nissan Pulsar sedan at the 2012 Beijing Auto show in China. The sedan will go on sale in Australia during summer, followed by a hatch variant down the track.

The Nissan Pulsar nameplate hasn’t been in the Australian lineup since 2006. It’s a name that has helped Nissan evolve over the years, with the badge even featuring on early Datsun Pulsar models.

For the all-new model, the sedan has grown up considerably. It showcases smooth and modern styling, in tune with Nissan’s latest design language. There’s a three-tier chrome grille at the front with LEDs surrounding the headlights, LED taillights, and a flowing waistline down the side.

As for the engines, details are still scarce at this stage, however, Nissan mentions a 1.8-litre four-cylinder unit, coming equipped with the next-generation XTRONIC CVT continuously variable transmission.

Further specifications and trim levels, including a possible sports model, are yet to be announced.

PerformanceDrive contacted Nissan Australia about the possibility of a sports model joining the lineup. Jeffrey Fisher, general manager of communications, said that all details on trim variants for the Australian lineup will be released soon.

Fingers crossed we see a return of the SSS…

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

  • Jack Philip Yong

    New Nissan Tiida Sedan? C12 Sedan? It is impossible Nissan PULSAR reveal N-chassis (N18) again, since Tiida use C12. Currently N18 may be used on all new Nissan Almera in Russian markets on August 2012.

  • Jack Philip Yong

    New Nissan Pulsar may be N18 model for Australia and export markets, meanwhile Nissan Sylphy G12 model is for Chinese and Japanese markets. Nissan Pulsar (N18) used MR18DE, MR20DE and QR25DE (for U.S. only) engine.