The Nissan Pulsar was recently relaunched
in Australia and since then it’s been welcomed back with open arms.
The new Pulsar is shaking up the small car market and this pocket rocket proves that
it’s been well worth the wait. This is the top of the range Nissan Pulsar
hatch SSS model. Everything about it oozes sport, style and
power. There’s the racy contours, the eye catching
rear spoiler, the prominent body skirts on all sides, the 17 inch sports alloy wheels,
LED stop lamps, the racy indicator lights, and the effortless cool of the embedded head
lights. All of which, is practically begging me to
take it for a drive. And there’s nothing better to get the pulse
racing than the Nissan Pulsar and a race track. Let’s put the pedal to the metal.
Currently propelling me at a significant rate is the 1.6L turbo charged engine.
With 6 speed transmission available in both the manual and CVT options, you can work the
pulsar exactly how you want to. But don’t let sporty exterior and considerable
power fool you into thinking it’s a gas guzzler. It’s more economical and environmentally friendly
than you may imagine. With a fuel efficiency of 7.7L per 100km and
low CO2 emissions. Just on the off chance that you don’t have
your own race track to take it for a spin, the ride and handling of the Pulsar have been
localised for Australian conditions. This is the next step in performance from
the other variants of the Pulsar and different to the Pulsar Sedan.
The interior feels very spacious for a small car, with the rear seats giving you extra
versatility. With a 60/40 split fold, giving you four different
seating combinations. Again a feature that was missing from the
Pulsar ST and TI sedan. Nissan Pulsar SSS comes with all the mod cons
that you would expect from a top of the range model.
Theres the intelligent key entry, push button start, bluetooth connectivity to allow hands
free calls, bluetooth audio streaming, and ports for a USB and ipod.
A 5.8inch display gives you significant screen size to check you’re heading in the right
direction with inbuilt sat nav. The screen also doubles as your rear view
reversing camera with distance guidelines. There’s also a multi-function drive computer
which gives you all the vital stats you need, fuel consumption, driving range, and outside
temperature. The Nissan Pulsar SSS also doesn’t scrimp
on safety. With 6 SRS airbags, ABS, traction control
and brake assist. The all new Pulsar hatch SSS. It’s an invigorating
drive from a pretty handsome model. All in all I’d say the Pulsar hatch SSS is
a pulsating drive. Think I got time for one more lap.