1 Oct 1982
Just one year later Nissan unveiled the bigger, wedgier, second generation Pulsar N12 series.
The rationalised range consisted of the base 44kW 1.3-litre Pulsar 1300 and two 51.4kW 1.5-litre five-door hatchbacks in TC and TS configurations.
A re-engineered automatic gearbox, revised steering and suspension calibrations and upgraded front-drive hardware were among the mechanical advances.
With its swoopy good looks and much improved space utilisation, the N12 proved popular.
It was also the final fully-imported Pulsar until Nissan’s local assembly operations ceased in late 1992.