Nissan have experienced massive success in recent times with the release of a new generation of cars, the Nissan Qashqai being one of them - the most popular SUV in the UK at the moment.
The Nissan Pulsar is expected to be released close to the September 64 plate, so expect a new 64 plate Nissan Pulsar to appear on a road near you. The Pulsar is expected to compete with the VW Golf and Ford Focus for the crown of best family hatchback.
The recent success is mainly down to the simplicity of the model line-ups, the Micra, Juke, Note, Qashqai and X-Trail tend to offer three or four different trim levels – Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and Tekna-- each of them are built with no options available, although you can add numerous dealer fit accessories. This simple approach improves efficiency and decreases build time, compared to VW and Audi who offer hundreds of options for their factory build orders.
This year Nissan has seen profits jump by 10%, boosted by better sales, cost-cutting and a weaker yen.
Japan's second-biggest carmaker explained net profits in the year to end-March were £2.2bn.
Nissan forecast more growth this year, boosted by sales in emerging markets, and will be boosted by its re-launched Datsun line-up.
Nissan is currently increasing manufacturing capacity in Thailand, China and Russia.