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MORE: read TMR's Pulsar Hatch launch review here.

Nissan's new Pulsar hatch is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan that hit local showrooms earlier this year.

Four trim grades are on offer with the hatch, including the return of the hero SSS model - and its new stripped-out sports twin, the ST-S.

The line-up will kick off the $18,990 ST model, while the turbocharged SSS will sit atop the range with a $29,240 starting price.

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Depending on trim package, the new Pulsar hatch will be offered with a choice of two petrol engines, and a pair of six-speed manual and CVT automatic transmissions.

The entry ST and mid-range ST-L models get Nissan's 1.8 litre 96kW/174Nm four-cylinder engine, which lists fuel use at 7.2 l/100km in manual form and 6.7 l/100km for the CVT auto.

Driving the 'stripper' ST-S and the top-shelf SSS is a turbocharged 1.6 litre engine, delivering 140kW and 240Nm of torque.

Fuel consumption in these models is listed at 7.7 l/100km for the manual and 7.8 l/100km for the CVT auto.

Local acceleration times for the performance models are unavailable, although Chinese-market models are understood to list a 0-100km/h time of 8.2 seconds for the manual, and 8.3 seconds for the auto.

NOTE: TMR's Tony O'Kane is at the Australian launch of the Pulsar hatch today. An impromptu test returned a sprint time slightly below 8.0 seconds.

 

Features

Standard features with the entry ST model include 16-inch alloy wheels, cloth trim, cruise control, Bluetooth phone connectivity and four-speaker audio with MP3 compatibility and aux-in, steering-mounted audio controls, power windows and central locking with remote keyless entry.

Body-coloured front and rear bumpers and exterior mirrors are fitted to all four grades of the Pulsar hatch range.

Standard safety features include Vehicle Dynamic Control, anti-lock brakes and electronic brakeforce distribution with brake assist.

Upgrade to the ST-L and there's front fog lights, a rear spoiler, leather-accented steering wheel, 'premium' cloth seat trim, a 4.3 inch colour display, six-speaker audio with USB/iPod connectivity and a rear centre armrest.

The mid-spec ST-S adds the SSS' turbocharged engine, along with 17-inch alloy wheels.

In the top-shelf SSS, there's the same turbo engine and 17-inch alloys, along with automatic Xenon headlights, 5.8 inch touchscreen display, satellite navigation, rear-view camera, Bluetooth audio streaming, leather-accented seat trim, dual-zone climate control, intelligent keyless entry and push-button engine start.

The SSS also gets a full sports body kit, including front and rear spoilers and side skirts.

MORE: read TMR's Pulsar Hatch launch review here.

 

Pricing

MLP | Manual / Auto Estimated Drive-away | Manual / Auto
Pulsar Hatch ST $18,990 / $21,240 $21,878 / $24,196
Pulsar Hatch ST-L $22,490 / $24,740 $25,481 / $27,799
Pulsar Hatch ST-S $24,990 / $27,490 $28,010 / $30,585
Pulsar Hatch SSS $29,240 / $31,740 $32,433 / $35,008
 
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