It’s been a couple of years since Nissan relaunched the Pulsar SSS to Australia.
Initially available only in hatchback form, there was never any doubt that the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder Pulsar SSS shifted in a straight-line, though the rest of the package has been found somewhat lacking among the warm hatch brigade.
With the recently-announced Series II upgrade, the Pulsar SSS hatch has been joined by a sedan for the first time. It packs the same driveline as the hatch and also offers a choice of six-speed manual or Xtronic CVT.
The sedan of course adds specific Pulsar SSS bodykit (including a subtle rear spoiler) externally and similar design cues internally. It is priced from $26,990 excluding on-road costs for the manual. Specifying the CVT adds $2300 to that total to arrive at $29,290.
Alongside the sedan the hatch has been significantly repriced. You can now grab a Pulsar SSS manual for $25,990 or a CVT for $28,490; both some $3800 less than the Series I variants, though the downward movement fills a gap left by the discontinued ST-S hatch which was previously the cheapest way into a turbo Pulsar.
Expect to see the revised Nissan Pulsar SSS range in showrooms by the end of April.