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2017 Nissan Note, Pulsar make ASEAN debut

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Nica Onate / Brent Co | January 18, 2017 12:05

New Nissan Note, Pulsar unveiled, along with the brand's Intelligent Mobility

Nissan recently revealed two new hatchbacks namely, the 2017 Note and the all-new Pulsar at the 2017 Singapore Motorshow.

The 2017 Note sports a forward-looking style with the iconic V-Motion grill and newly designed front and rear bumpers and headlights, producing a low and wide stance. It is also equipped with the signature boomerang-shaped rear combination lights paired with the new front end. It also offers new colors and aerodynamic design.

Inside, the new Note gets an uplift with premium leather seat upholstery and a sportier steering wheel design. It also provides expansive with its interior length of up to 2,065 mm. Under the hood, is a 1.2-liter engine producing 115 PS and 165 Nm of torque.

2017 Nissan Note, Pulsar make ASEAN debut

Meanwhile, the Pulsar features the brand's trademark V-Motion grill and signature boomerang-shaped LED lighting with bold curves on the body side. It also combines strong lines with detailing to create an athletic form.

Powering the Pulsar is the same 1.2L DIG-S engine, which produces 98 PS and 142 Nm of torque. Mated to an advanced Xtronic CVT transmission, Pulsar features ultra-smooth power delivery at low engine speeds and positive, direct shifts under heavier loads.

Inside, the automaker claims that the Pulsar redefines what buyers can expect in a hatchback. With its long wheelbase of 2,700 mm, the new Nissan Pulsar provides a spacious rear legroom of 692 mm and a luggage capacity of 385 liters. Also, the 60:40 rear seats simply fold flat to liberate 1,395 liters of space.

Other amenities include an intelligent key system with push start ignition, LED headlights, and a 6.9-inch high-capacitive touch screen interface.

“Following the successful introduction of our Nissan Crossovers, we are ready to take Nissan to the next level with the launch of our new hatchback range. The Pulsar and 2017 Note will complement our current Nissan product line-up and widen Nissan’s appeal to a bigger target audience,” said Mr Glenn Tan, Executive Director of Tan Chong International Limited.

During the same event, the automaker also provided its vision for the automotive future with the brand's Intelligent Mobility. Nissan said that this technology will be available in the e-Power variant of the 2017 Note.