The familiar nameplate has been around for decades but has never managed to make some more impressive sales numbers in Europe. The current generation has been around since 2014 and the European version was discontinued last year, despite that compact hatchbacks are still popular in this part of the world. On the other side, it remained in production for markets like China and Russia, where it makes pretty decent sales numbers. These days, we are getting reports about a hi-performance version, which is about to come under the famous Nismo badge. At this point, it is just a rumor and everything you read in the following paragraphs is based on rumors, so take them with a reserve. We presume that more precise details will come soon. Until then, we will speculate and presume that the 2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo could come pretty soon.
2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo Specs
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind are upgrades over base models and that particularly refers to the engine. The current model comes with a couple of versions, but all these are mediocre units in terms of power. Therefore, expectations from a new engine are pretty big. If we can rely on rumors, the 2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo is about to see the company’s new 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, which will be rated at around 250 horsepower. It seems like a decent amount for a hot hatch, so we may expect decent acceleration and overall performances as well. Of course, we also count on a manual gearbox, while some reports even suggest optional AWD layout.
On the other side, the rest of the lineup is about to carry on with the same engines in the offer. That would mean the same base 1.2-liter turbo-four with around 115 horsepower, as well as a quite efficient 1.6-liter turbo-four with around 190 horsepower. Finally, a well-known 1.5-liter dCi engine.
2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo Exterior
Naturally, upgrades under the hood won’t be the only ones we are about to see int the 2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo. Various exterior novelties are expected as well. First of all, we will see a couple of changes to the chassis and suspension. Naturally, the new version will be lower and feature a lower center of gravity, which promises better cornering, acceleration and braking. This version is also about to feature new brakes and some chassis reinforcements. Finally, Nissan could make a couple of more tweaks, in order to save some weights. This would include the utilization of lightweight materials too.
In terms of the styling, Nismo will definitely leave its mark on this model. First of all, we count on new bodywork. This would include new bumpers, as well as a roof spoiler, side skirts and other typical upgrades. Also, we could on new wheels, as well as on a couple of exclusive color options. Naturally, a couple of areas, including the grille, will be blacked, while those familiar red accents are expected as well.
On the inside, the 2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo should come with a couple of novelties as well. Of course, we don’t expect changes in terms of the base layout, but the new version should come with upgrades in terms of new seats, new color schemes and similar things. Also, we could see a new instrument cluster, while new materials seem certain as well. All in all, the dashboard and the rest of the cabin should be boosted with higher-quality materials, while some reports even suggest Alcantara and similar kinds of materials.
Also, we expect to see novelties in terms of features. The list of standard equipment will definitely be longer compared to standard models. We count on more tech goodies, as well as some additions in terms of advanced safety features. Other than that, we could see some premium audio systems and a similar thing.
2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo Release Date and Price
At this point, the 2020 Nissan Pulsar Nismo is just a rumor. Many reports are suggesting its arrival, but the fact is that we are still waiting for the official confirmation. The company’s spokesmen are still silent on this matter, but that could change soon. Anyway, if Nissan decides to offer this version, we presume it could hit the market already in the next year. Naturally, it would cost much more compared to base models. Some sources suggest a price tag at around 35.000 dollars.