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The Sylphy's better half

The new Nissan Pulsar seems to make a better visual statement for young drivers than its saloon sibling

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Nissan has finally buried the Tiida nameplate for good in Thailand. After renaming its new-generation saloon the Sylphy, the Japanese car-maker did the same by calling the hatchback variant the Pulsar. 

However, Nissan is keen to point out that the Sylphy and Pulsar are now true C-segment contenders, unlike their Tiida predecessors (the four-door was called the Tiida Latio) that couldn't really identify their standpoint in the Thai car market. Hence, the change of appellation.

While Sylphy is a completely new name for Thais, Pulsar isn't. More than 20 years back, the Pulsar was represented here in the form of a hatchback _ which gives Nissan a good reason to call its newest hatchback the Pulsar.

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