Using Nissan's familiar grade structure, the Pulsar starts with the Visia entry grade rising through Acenta, n-tec up to the range topping Tekna grade.

At launch there are two engines available - two petrols and one diesel. The petrol unit is a 1.2 DiG-T engine with 115PS (113hp) emitting 118g/km CO2 with 55.4 MPG, an engine seen in the updated Juke Crossover. Nissan has offered a choice of 6-speed manual or X-Tronic CVT automatic as transmissions available for this engine.

The diesel unit is a 1.5 110PS (109hp) turbodiesel emitting 94g/km CO2 and with an impressive 78.5 MPG on the combined cycle. Nissan has also confirmed that a 1.6 litre 190PS (187hp) unit will join the range next year.

The Pulsar is available now for tax calculations and comparisons on Comcar's tools.