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Nissan Pulsar (N12 Series III)

N12 Series III

Make: Nissan

Model: Pulsar

Released: Jan 1970

Discontinued: Mar 1986

Nissan logo1 Aug 1984


Since the Pulsar-based Holden LB Astra hatchback, launched simultaneously, looked almost identical to its donor car, Nissan implemented a surprisingly successful mid-term facelift that also clearly distinguished the Series III from its predecessor.

The sleeker four-headlight nose and horizontal tail-light treatment were the biggest giveaways.

More standard equipment, minor suspension calibration modifications and revised cabin trim helped kick sales along.

The Pulsar sedan had to wait until November for the changes. Oddly though, the ET turbo hatch continued with the old nose and tail treatment through to its demise in July ’87.

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