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Nissan Pulsar

 from 1978 to 2005

Nissan Pulsar road car

1978 : Generation 1

The Pulsar was first released in 1978 and was a subcompact car as was the Nissan Cherry it replaced.
The N10 series Pulsar was exported to Australia and Malaysia with the Datsun Pulsar name.
This model was known as the "Datsun Cherry" or "Datsun 100A/120A/130A/140A/150A" in Europe and Asia and the Datsun 310 in the U.S..
In Canada, the Datsun 310 was available with "Pulsar" striping on the rear quarters.
The Nissan Langley, from 1980, was a more upmarket Pulsar.
The Pulsar was a companion platform to the Nissan Sunny, being an alternative to the Sunny competitor Toyota Corolla and Toyota Sprinter.
Both the Sunny and the Pulsar were sold at different Nissan Japan dealerships, called Nissan Satio for the Sunny, and Nissan Cherry for the Pulsar. The Pulsar was available as a three- or five-door hatchback, four-door sedan, a two or four-door van or station wagon, a two-door fastback with wraparound rear window, and a short-lived four-door fastback. A mid-term facelift brought new E-series engines for 1981 and 1982.
In Malaysia, Malay 1970's artist, Mazuin Hamzah was a ambassador of Datsun Pulsar E-Type 1300 N10 that marketed in Malaysia in the year of 1982. The Nissan model N11 was not used on Nissan Pulsar N-range due to N11 was taken over by mini digger excavator since 1970's.

Nissan Pulsar Hatchback  (1978-1982)

Nissan Pulsar Wagon  (1978-1982)

1983 : Generation 2

A more angular version was announced in mid-1982.
This model was also built in Italy by Alfa Romeo as the Arna (named after the joint venture which created it, Alfa Romeo Nissan Autoveicoli), using Alfa Romeo engines.
Confusingly, the Italian models were also sold with Nissan badges, in Japan as the Nissan Pulsar Milano and in Europe as the Nissan Cherry Europe.
At Alfa Romeo, the Arna was meant to replace lesser versions of the popular Alfasud, but never had the Italian car's appeal.
The Cherry Europe also failed in its home market—lacking the build quality and reliability of its Japanese built twin car, yet at the same time managing to inherit the typical 1980s Alfa vulnerability to body corrosion. By this time, Nissan had more or less standardized its naming policy worldwide, so as a Nissan it tended, with few exceptions, to be known as a Pulsar. Those exceptions included related models in the Japanese home market.
The Nissan Langley was a Pulsar with more powerful engines and four headlights.
The Nissan Liberta Villa was a four-door version.
The Nissan Pulsar EXA was a two-door coupé version with pop-up headlights.
European markets continued with the Cherry name (as opposed to "Cherry Europe" for Alfa-built models). The Pulsar EXA was known in North America as the Pulsar NX and shared many of its parts with the Nissan Sentra.
This version of the Pulsar NX was available from 1983 to 1986 and came with either the fuel injected turbocharged E15ET engine or the carbureted naturally aspirated E16S engine.
The Langley was built in Australia as the Nissan Pulsar, while the more standard Pulsar appeared there as the Holden Astra.
The three-door and five-door hatchback versions of the Pulsar were also made available, replacing the old Datsun 310 hatchbacks, but they proved to be unpopular and they were withdrawn from Nissan's North American lineup after one year.
The five-door hatchback remained in Australia until 1987, where it was known as the Pulsar ET Turbo and featured the E15ET engine. Pulsar EXA Convertible — this limited edition model was designed to commemorate the 15th anniversary of Nissan Cherry dealerships.
It was launched in May, 1985, and just 100 vehicles were made available for the whole of Japan.
The vehicle sports numerous special accessories, including a soft top made from a special insulating material to keep out the rain and heat, and a rear window made from organic glass to ensure high visibility.

Nissan Pulsar hatchback  (1983-1988)

Nissan Pulsar sedan  (1983-1988)

1987 : Generation 3

In 1986, Nissan's design chief refused to follow the smoother, aerodynamic look of other cars, and told his design team to come up with an affordable, subcompact car.
A squarer Pulsar (N13 series) was released as a result; innovations included a four-wheel drive model.
The Pulsar–Astra relationship continued in Australia, with the Langley sold as the Pulsar there and the four-door sedan version of the Nissan called the Pulsar Vector.
The Langley also continued sales in Japan as a "Japanese-spec" Pulsar with a more powerful DOHC 1.8 L engine as opposed to its Holden sourced SOHC counterpart in Australia.
The N13 Langley featured other options such as a limited-slip differential, luxurious interior and the much sought-after black headlights, center grille and round Skyline-style taillights.
Driver side airbags were made a standard feature in the 1987 Nissan Pulsar NX, however passenger airbags were made an option in 1994.
In countries such as New Zealand, the Sunny and Pulsar were combined into a single model, the Nissan Sentra — which differed (apart from the station wagon) from the models sold under the same name in the United States. Saloon models were badged as Pulsar; this was the basis for the badge-engineered Holden Astra.
After Holden ended their cooperation with Nissan in 1989 (and took up with Toyota instead), sales of the Holden Astra came to an end.
Nissan Australia, however, kept using the GM engines until the succeeding N14 version was introduced. In Europe, the N13 Pulsar was usually sold as the Nissan Sunny, unrelated, however, to the Sunny sold in Asia.
In some markets (such as Greece), the N13 Pulsar retained the Cherry nameplate.
In Malaysia, it was sold as the Nissan Sentra, different from the Nissan Sentra sold in the America and visually similar to the European Nissan Sunny.
In South Africa it was sold as the Nissan Sabre.
There were three and five-door hatchbacks and a four-door sedan. The (Japanese: Nissan EXA) was spun off as its own model, with an innovative modular rear end: customers could opt for a coupé, hatchback or an open-top car.
In Japan and the US, the EXA also had the Sportbak wagon option.
This version was actually based on the North American B12 "Sentra" chassis, and was equipped with the CA16DE engine.
This version of the EXA was available in North America under the name Pulsar NX. The North American Pulsar NX was offered in two distinct trim levels: the economical XE (1.6 litre E16i in 1987–1988 and 1.6 litre GA16i in 1989–1990) and the twin-cam, performance-oriented SE (1.6 litre CA16DE in 1987 and 1.8 litre CA18DE in 1988–1989). In Australia, the Series 1 EXA (1987) came with the CA16DE, vinyl rear seats, front vented disk with rear drum brakes, and power steering.
The Series 2 EXA (1988–1989) featured the CA18DE and cloth rear seats.
There were also two GP versions of the S2 EXA made.
45 white GP edition vehicles were specially made for the celebrity race at the Adelade Grand Prix in 1988.
They had all the features of the Series 2, but also had SSS pulsar wheels, build numbers on a badge in the dash and a factory roll cage which was removed after the race.
The 1989 GP featured all the same features of the Series 2 EXA.
They also had the Pulsar SSS wheels, a more aggressive front bumper, and build numbers on a badge in the dash.
All 200 89 GPs made were red.
The Series 3 (1990–91) EXA added rear disc brakes, improved seats and optional power windows.
The Nissan EXA Solair was a luxury version of the base model that featured power windows, 5 spoke alloy wheels, and a different front bumper.
In 1991, Kodak had a competition for five fully optioned Series 3 Nissan EXAs.
The Kodak EXAs featured an exclusive pearlescent yellow paint scheme.

Nissan Pulsar Hatchback  (1987-1990)

1990 : Generation 4

In 1990, the N14 model saw Nissan turn to a more rounded design.
The Langley and Liberta Villa model names were discontinued. ...


Nissan Pulsar GTI-R  (1990-1994)

1995 : Generation 5

In 1995, the N15 Pulsar was launched and sold in Europe as the Nissan Almera.
The New Zealand Nissan Sentra changed name to Pulsar after the Nissan assembly plant in Wiri, Auckland closed down in 1998, in favour of imports from Japan.
Again, four and five-door models were offered, with three door models being available in Europe only, and not Australia and New Zealand. The Australasian versions included the LX, SLX, Q and SSS variants.
New Zealand specific versions included the S and SE variant.
The SSS model (5-door hatch only) featured the SR20DE engine featuring 105 kW (141 hp)/179 Nm.
The station wagon continued to be from the Sunny, later spun off in Japan into the Nissan Wingroad.

Nissan Pulsar Hatchback  (1995-1999)

Nissan Pulsar 4p  (1995-1999)

2000 : Generation 6

In 2000, Nissan launched the N16 Pulsar, which included a compact MPV version (the Nissan Almera Tino or Nissan Tino) for the first time.
The Wingroad continues to be sold as the Pulsar Wagon or Almera Traveller in many countries.
To keep the Bluebird nameplate alive, Nissan shifted it to the four-door version of the Pulsar, and named it the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy for the Japanese Domestic Market (JDM). In the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Indonesia, the Bluebird Sylphy is sold as the Nissan Sentra.
In New Zealand and Thailand, the five-door Pulsar is imported from the UK, while the four-door model is essentially a rebadged Bluebird Sylphy.
Consequently, each body style has a different front end.
In Thailand, Singapore, and China, the N16 Bluebird Sylphy is sold as the Nissan Sunny. In Indonesia, the Bluebird Sylphy or Pulsar is known as Sentra 1.8 Super Saloon.
This model is for private use and sold between 2002 and 2004.
It has standard ABS, dual SRS airbag, leather interior, and CD player with MP3.
The facelifted model N16 is Sunny Neo 1.6, and intended for taxi use only. For 2004, the N16 Bluebird Sylphy and Pulsar got facelift with revised grille, and a whole new rear end with "Teana-like" taillights.
The N16 Sunny and Sentra were also received totally new front end. After the Japanese production of Bluebird Sylphy G10 and Pulsar N16 were discontinued, the Sentra N16 is still manufactured and sold in the Philippines and Malaysia.
The models for Malaysia are SG and SG-L, with the choice of Comfort or Luxury Package.
The Sunny is continued to be offered in Singapore.
Trim levels are EX Saloon, Super Saloon, and Luxury Edition. In Australia and New Zealand, Nissan continued to use the "Pulsar" name for the N16.
Four-door sedan and five-door hatchback versions were offered. Trim levels were LX, ST, Q and Ti.
Engine choices consisted of a 1.6-litre (QG16DE) or a 1.8-litre (QG18DE) four-cylinder with 16 valves.
Power output was 88 kW (118 hp) and 94 kW (126 hp).
The four-door was available in four trim levels - an LX with the 1.6, the ST and Ti with the 1.8-litre engine as standard, and a Q version with the 1.8 motor and a sportier level of trim, including a rear spoiler and alloy wheels. In the five-door range there was no LX version, this being four-door only.
Nissan launched the hatchback model with the ST trim level and a sporty Q version.
As such, all hatches were 1.8-litre powered.
The base-model LX sedan came with a driver's airbag, air-conditioning, remote locking and power mirrors, although no anti-lock brakes (ABS) or power windows were offered.
The ST five-door gained an extra front airbag, whereas the four-door model did not have one as standard. In Ti form, the four-door gained both front airbags, ABS, climate-control air-conditioning, alloy wheels and power windows.
The Q model was similar to the Ti four-door, although there were slight discrepancies between the sedan and hatch, with the latter version gaining an extra air-bag and 15-inch alloy wheels versus the 14-inch alloys on the sedan.

Nissan Pulsar   (2000-2004)

Nissan Pulsar   (2003-2005)

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