Nissan isn't interested in sporty designs. Instead, it is aiming for the premium touch. Its vice president - Andy Palmer, spoke to AutoExpress and revealed that they are not intending for the Pulsar to be sporty. Instead, it will bridge the gap between the Qashqai and regular hatches.

“It’s very smooth, and doesn’t transmit impulses back into the car,” while at the same time being “very solid, and very neutral. Yesterday I knocked the VDC [stability control] off and starting sliding it through a few roundabouts! It’s very balanced, but we haven’t given it particularly fast steering. The steering is quite light, so it’s good for urban use and normal customers. The NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) is better than our competitors. Wind noise is excellent, and structural noise is very good.”