New Nissan Pulsar Hatchback Rolls Off Prodiut
First Customer is FC Barcelona Star
Nissan Ambassador and FC Barcelona star Andres Iniesta collected the very first Barcelona-built Nissan Pulsar ahead of the full roll-out this coming autumn. The Spanish football star drove his new family hatchback off the production line.
After his visit to the factory Andrés Iniesta said “it’s been a fantastic experience to tour Nissan’s Barcelona factory and meet the people behind creating and building some of the most innovative vehicles. The factory is one of the biggest employers and a massive supporter of the region, and I’m honoured to be the first person to receive a Nissan Pulsar built in Barcelona.” The Barcelona factory is also home to the global production of the e-NV200 Nissan’s second 100 percent electronic vehicle (EV) after the Nissan LEAF as well as all versions of the NV200 destined for Europe, the Pathfinder and the Navara.
The Nissan Pulsar will be on sale from autumn 2014 priced from £15,995. It will be available in four familiar grades; Visia, Acenta, n-tec and the Tekna. It is packed with accessible and useful technologies designed to make drivers feel more confident and comfortable. Award-winning advanced technology features such as Nissan Safety Shield the Nissan Pulsar combines bold design, technical innovations and class leading interior space to bring a new dimension to the C-segment.
Bastien Schupp, Vice President, Marketing Nissan Europe said “the Nissan Pulsar is one of the most innovative vehicles in our range and it seems perfect that Andrés Iniesta, as a true innovator in football and one of Nissan’s Engineers of Excitement, should be the first person to take delivery of the all-new Pulsar.”
There is a choice of two new engines, a 1.2-litre DIG-T petrol unit and a 1.5-litre dCi with either manual or Xtronic automatic transmissions for the perfect blend of performance and efficiency. The petrol powerplant punches above its weight with an output of 115PS and 190Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre dCi commonrail diesel unit generates 110PS and 260Nm of torque. An even more powerful 190PS, 240Nm 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine will join the range early in 2015.
The arrival of the new Pulsar will further strengthen Nissan’s outstanding product portfolio, offering traditional C-segment buyers an alternative to the successful Qashqai crossover, and will open the brand to a new and wider audience.