Datsun Pulsar

The Japanese automaker, Nissan, has been making the Pulsar since 1978. The Pulsar is a small family compact car. It was originally intended as a replacement for the Nissan Cherry Family of front-wheel drive vehicles. So, in effect, the Pulsar was actually the third-generation FF layout Nissan. Through the 1980s, all Pulsar models were produced in a front-wheel drive configuration. The Pulsar was also available though in a four-wheel drive model. In the early 1990s, the four-wheel drive turbocharged Nissan Pulsar GTi-R was also introduced. There seems to be some misconceptions about the naming surrounding this particular model, so it is important to clear that up. The N10 series Pulsar was exported to Australia with the Datsun Pulsar name. This model was known as the Datsun Cherry or the Datsun 100A/120A/130A/140A/150A in Europe. It was also known as the Datsun 310 in the United States. Later on, the Nissan Langley was introduced in 1980, as a more up market Pulsar. The Pulsar was available to drivers as a three or five-door hatchback, a four-door sedan, a two or four-door van or even as a station wagon. Further, it was available as a two-door fastback with wraparound rear window or as a short-lived four-door fastback. To shake things up a bit and correct some problems/complaints, a mid-term facelift brought new E-series engines for 1981 and 1982. Much later down the historical tale of the Pulsar comes that in Japan, the Nissan Tiida hatchback and Tiida Latio sedan replaced the Pulsar in 2004. More or less, this model was offered in to many possible versions that it is hard to imagine a consumer that couldn't find a style they liked. Although more famously noted as a Nissan, the Datsun Pulsar was a fairly decent automobile, which really is a hard thing to come by.