Why The Nissan Pulsar Nismo Is More Visually Appealing Than The Nissan Versa Note

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At the 2014 Paris Motor Show, Nissan unveiled one of the most visually appealing hot hatchback's with the Nissan Pulsar Nismo, but where does it stack up against the Nissan Versa Note Nismo?

For starters neither of these hot hatches will see production anytime soon, but enthusiasts may wish they were after seeing the Nissan Pulsar Nismo.

"Nissan is executing its plan to take its Nismo performance brand mainstream, and the latest car to get the Nismo treatment is one not sold in our market," according to MotorTrend.com.

"The Nissan Pulsar Nismo concept made its debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show looking like a potential Ford Focus ST competitor."

When car enthusiasts think of hot hatches, the Ford Focus ST, Volkswagen GTI and Mazda Speed3 are some of the vehicles that come mind. The Pulsar Nismo fits flush into that field with its sleek yet boxed finish in the rear.

Each of the, what would be contenders if the Pulsar Nismo ever released, have their own distinct body style.

Whether its the boxed-curves on the GTI or the aerodynamically sound Speed3 and ST with its cuts and groves.

The pulsar surely fits it that category as it manages to combine all of those features in one and with the added Nismo styling the red trim gives it a much sportier appeal.

"The hatch is finished in satin gray, and rides on 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 235/35R19 tires," says MotorTrend.com on the Pulsar.

"Nissan says it used airflow analysis to design the body and improve aerodynamics. Inside, the Pulsar Nismo gets Alcantara-trimmed sport seats, a three-spoke sports steering wheel, alloy pedals, and a red tachometer."

Meanwhile the Note features a "lower part of the front fascia is noticeably widened, complete with a front spoiler and inset L-shaped scoops dotted with LED daytime running lamps," according to MotorTrend.com.

"The Note's pedestrian horizontal-bar grille is eschewed in favor of a much sportier mesh grille, which leads into angular headlights with darkened housings."

Stacking it up against the Nissan Versa Note which according to MotorTrend.com has more of a chance to see U.S. production than the Pulsar, it becomes almost like comparing the body style of one of the competitors with that or a Honda Fit SI edition. The Note is smaller to the eye when comparing it to the photos of the Pulsar.

The overall shape of the Pulsar would be much more appealing to some especially those looking for a hot hatchback.

There simply is no competition between the two as the Note is a eco-hatchback and even with the Nismo styling it continues to give off that vibe.

For those looking for a sportier more fun hatchback the Nissan Pulsar might be their best bet.