Will Nissan Introduce a New Pulsar SSS Sedan?

It’s official! Nissan has finally confirmed that a sedan version of its Pulsar SSS model will be available for purchase in Australia. It will be on-sale later this month as part of the automaker’s Series II range. (1)

Overview

The Japanese carmaker’s new sedan returns to the Oceanian country after a seven-year hiatus (2) to join the existing Pulsar hatchback in the family, which was launched in early 2013 and is also offered in the United Kingdom. (3) Nissan has dropped the Tiida name in favor of the previously popular Pulsar nameplate, and considering the compact car’s new styling elements, engine and features, we expect it to attract a lot of attention. (2)

What's New?

The SSS variant benefits from the same specifications as the Ti, of which it is set to replace in the Pulsar lineup to become the new flagship model. However, unlike its predecessor, the new four-door gets a more powerful 140kW/240Nm 1.6-liter direct-injection turbocharged engine (4) — producing the equivalent of (approximately) 187 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque — and sports unique styling elements as a result of the SSS bodykit. The sedan also features rear park assist, standard on both four- and five-door models, and 17-inch alloy wheels. (3)

Trims & Features

The new Nissan Pulsar sedan Series II is offered in three trims: the base ST, mid-level ST-L and top-of-the-line SSS (4) (the previous ST-S model was dropped). All are front-wheel drive with the engines coupled to a standard six-speed manual gearbox or an available new Xtronic continuously variable (automatic) transmission. (3)

You’ll have to opt for the Pulsar SSS — the more performance-oriented of the lot— to benefit from the 1.6-liter turbo engine. Otherwise, you can enjoy the 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 96kW (around 129-hp) and 174Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. (3)

If you select the Pulsar ST-L sedan, it benefits from an overall price-tag reduction and gains a few extra goodies, such as a 5.8-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation (1) — an upgrade from the previous 4.3-inch display offered (3) — and a rearview camera with guide lines, and Bluetooth audio streaming. (1)

Other features, depending on the model, include a leather accented steering wheel and shift knob, rear spoiler, LED accent lights, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, and Intelligent Key with push button start. (2)

Visit the
Ferman Nissan website
regularly for updates. (1)
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(1) “Pulsar SSS Sedan Debut Highlights Introduction Of Nissan Pulsar Series II” Nissan News, Australia. http://www.nissan.com.au/Discover/News/2015/April/14/PULSAR-SSS-SEDAN-DEBUT-HIGHLIGHTS-INTRODUCTION-OF-NISSAN-PULSAR-SERIES-II

(2) “Nissan Pulsar Sedan” Nissan AU. http://www.nissan.com.au/Cars-Vehicles/Pulsar-Sedan/Overview

(3) “Nissan Pulsar: 2015 SSS Sedan Joins Streamlined Australian Range” The Motor Report” http://www.themotorreport.com.au/61302/nissan-pulsar-2015-sss-sedan-joins-streamlined-australian-range

(4) “Nissan confirms Pulsar SSS sedan” Drive. http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/nissan-confirms-pulsar-sss-sedan-20150414-1mkhel.html
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