Nissan Pulsar for Sale in Sri Lanka
Nissan Pulsar Review
The Pulsar started as a large hatchback available in Japan with front-wheel drive. However, it did offer four-wheel drive to international markets. The Nissan Pulsar is a compact car most suited for families for city driving purposes within Sri Lanka.
There are some shortcomings with the design and finish, with the Pulsar falling short of achieving true refinement. Some of the features seem outdated and messy. However, it works for families, with their more focused needs, and the space and the rough-readiness is great for such needs. Added to that, the Pulsar brings direct steering and provides a strong grip that is great for twisted roads. The gearshift is precise, thus helping maneuverability. In some models such as the Tekna, owners are provided lane departure warning, a surround view camera set-up and blind spot monitoring. Having soft suspensions means that it can absorb bumps and shocks, which is always a good thing when driving in a metropolitan area such as Colombo, and the Nissan Pulsar is relatively quiet while on the road.
Top 10 Reasons to Consider When Buying a Nissan Pulsar
1. History and Facts about Nissan Pulsar in Sri Lanka
The Nissan Pulsar, from the popular Japanese automobile company Nissan, has been in existence since 1978, with only a slight interruption in the early 2000s. The Bluebird Sylphy was its successor, though the Pulsar name was used in Australia and some Asian countries on the rebadged Sylphy model as well as for the Nissan Tiida model.
The Nissan Pulsar is hardly the go-to car for many people in Sri Lanka. However, for family or daily commuting requirements, the car may be ideal for most local consumers. As a product of Nissan, it is easier to get after-sales services and find spare parts for this vehicle. A low market value however could pose a problem for some owners. Associated Motorways undertakes servicing and most repairs, as the official agent for Nissan vehicles in Sri Lanka, though similar services can also be obtained from prominent third party distributors across the country.
2. Nissan Pulsar Specifications and Performance
The Nissan Pulsar comes with a midrange engine displacement that is fully capable of tackling the road conditions seen in Sri Lanka.
Nissan Pulsar Engine Specs
- Type: 1.2 DIG-T 115
- Size: 1.2 L/ 1.5 L
- Cylinders: 4-Cylinder
- Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
- Maximum Output: 85 kW @ 4500 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 190 Nm @ 2000 rpm
- Transmission: 6-speed manual/ Xtronic
- Top Speed: 190 km/h
- Acceleration: 10.7 seconds (0-100 km/h)
- Steering Specs: Rack and Pinion with Power Assist
- Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive
- Suspension (Front / Rear): Independent, McPherson Coil Springs / Semi-Independent Coil Springs
- Brakes (Front / Rear): Ventilated Disc/ Disc
- Dimensions (L x W x H): 4385 mm x 1768 mm x 1520 mm
- Curb Weight: 1180 kg
- Seating Capacity: 5-Seats
3. Nissan Pulsar Fuel Consumption
The Nissan Pulsar comes with two options for the engine: a 1.2-liter turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5-liter turbo-diesel dCi engine, with a 115-dCi Renault-Nissan motor. The petrol engine is available with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT automatic gearbox, and the diesel engine has the standard six-speed manual transmission.
However, the fuel consumption figures for the Nissan Pulsar is around 10 to 15 km/l in Colombo city driving conditions and up to 20 km/l under a combined drive cycle.
Fuel Category: Petrol/ Diesel
Recommended Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity: 46 L
CO2 Emissions: 119 g/km
4. The Design and Features of the Nissan Pulsar
The car comes with plenty of space in the rear (even for the middle passenger), high seats, wide opening doors, a roomy boot, somewhat refined design, and driver aides are all categorized under safety. The v-shaped grille and bonnet that is fashioned in such a way that it reminds of the Qashqai coupled with LED lighting, while the “boomerang” taillights are the highlights of the Nissan Pulsar in terms of its overall design.
Nissan Pulsar Interior: Air Conditioning, Climate Control, AM/ FM Stereo, CD Audio System, Cassette Radio, Power Steering, Cruise Control, Start/ Stop System, Adjustable Steering Wheel, Rear Headrests, Folding Rear Seat, Center Armrest, Reading Light, Tachometer, Day Counter, Bluetooth, Electric Folding Mirrors, Rear Air Vents, Color TFT Screen.
Nissan Pulsar Exterior: Alloy Wheels, Spoiler, Interval Wiper, Keyed Bumpers, Tinted Windows, Turn Signal In Mirrors, Daytime Running Light (DRL), Chrome Window Surround, Front Fog Lights, LED Headlights, Rear Privacy Glass.
5. Available Color Options of Nissan Pulsar in Sri Lanka
For Interior: Black, Gray, and Beige
For Exterior: Flame Red, Metallic Black, Bronze, Azure, Starburst Silver, Storm White, Twilight Gray, Force Red, Alabaster White
6. Safety Rating and Associated Features of the Nissan Pulsar
The safety is one of the essential factors that was addressed within the Nissan Pulsar with this car offering a wide range of options to keep its passengers safe for the journey.
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
- Brake Assistant
- Driver Airbag
- Passenger Airbag
- Side Airbags
- Head/ Curtain Airbags
- Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
- Traction Control
- Locking Differential
- Central Door Locking
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Lane Departure Warning
- Moving Object Detection
- Rear Color Reversing Camera
- Isofix Tethers
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
- Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
7. Standout Elements of the Nissan Pulsar
The self-cleaning reversing camera is a standout feature worthy of note in this vehicle. However, it is equipped with other features such as Bluetooth and a USB connection as well as keyless entry and climate and cruise control.
Six airbags, a programmable speed limiter, and stability control ensure that the car is safe in many conditions and these are standard features for all cars in the range. Additionally, a standard-fit low-speed collision avoidance system available in models Acenta and above offer more guarantees of safety.
8. Nissan Pulsar, Compared to Other High-Featured Cars in Sri Lanka
As a family car, the Nissan Pulsar can be compared with other competing models such as the Toyota Axio, the Honda City and the Nissan Tiida.
Nissan Pulsar vs. Toyota Axio - The Pulsar comes with a more powerful engine compared to the Axio
Nissan Pulsar vs. Honda City - The Pulsar has a faster acceleration compared to the City
Nissan Pulsar vs. Nissan Tiida - The Pulsar has a better fuel economy compared to the Tiida
9. Key Reasons to Buy a Nissan Pulsar
A buyer who is considering buying this car should also consider the following facts about this vehicle, which will help you to come up with a better buying decision in the future.
- Attractive design that is ahead of its time
- Superb fuel economy
- Good level of interior space
- Reasonably high aftermarket value
- Availability of spare parts
Even though the design of the Nissan Pulsar can be considered as being ahead of its time, some buyers may still not prefer the aesthetics. Nevertheless, the level of features offered might be enough to allure some buyers.
Apart from that, the authorized dealer for Nissan in Sri Lanka does not offer the latest version of the Nissan Pulsar for the local market. While this might turn off some buyers, spare parts for the Pulsar are widely available across the country.
10. Where to Find a Nissan Pulsar for Sale in Sri Lanka?
As of 2016, if you are also considering to buy a Nissan Pulsar car from the local market, then by far the best option available for you is to get in contact with a third party distributor who is offering this vehicle in the Sri Lankan market. Such distributors can be found in cities mentioned below.
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Nissan Pulsar Price in Sri Lanka
The Nissan Pulsar is a very hardy vehicle even under Sri Lankan conditions. Many older versions still do the rounds, meaning you can get 1975 versions for around Rs. 300,000 and above, while 1996 models for approximately Rs. 1.3 Million. A later 2000 model however, can cost around 1.6 Million rupees in Sri Lanka.
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Price for Reconditioned or Used Nissan Pulsar (As Of 2016)
- Nissan Pulsar 1982: Rs. 575,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1985: Rs. 975,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1993: Rs. 1,125,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1995: Rs. 1,275,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1996: Rs. 1,350,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1997: Rs. 1,375,000
- Nissan Pulsar 1998: Rs. 1,500,000
- Nissan Pulsar FN 15 1999: Rs. 1,575,000
- Nissan Pulsar FN15 2000: Rs. 1,580,000
- Nissan Pulsar CJ2 2001: Rs. 1,630,000