N13 Series II
1 Jul 1989
Small changes to the grille, tail-lights, body ornamentation, cabin trim and colour palette marked out the rationalised N13 Series II Pulsar and Vector ranges.
The GL hatch and new GL Vector sedan used the Holden 1.6, while all other variants were powered by the Holden 1.8.
This was an ironic considering that by now Holden had dropped the Pulsar-based Astra for the less-successful Toyota Corolla-derived Nova.
Meanwhile, the GXE disappeared as the sporty Q and SSS Vector gained the Viscous LSD feature.
And in a definitive ‘80s move, Nissan introduced 200 Pulsar Reebok hatches in September ’90.
Along with multiple badges promoting the briefly popular English footware fashion label, the Reebok also included sports seats and the 1.8-litre engine.
The GX Sports was another limited edition model, released in early 1991.
In fact, such activity, along with the image-destroying discounting that pervaded throughout this series’ lifespan, ended up undermining the excellent N14 model introduced in late 1991.
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20th of July 1989
Nissan 1989 Pulsar GX 5-dr hatch