Nissan Pulsar gets the Black Edition treatment because why not

Automakers truly believe blacked-out parts make a big difference

The Nissan Pulsar is not the most inspiring compact hatchback on the market, to put it mildly. I mean, it's a competent, roomy five-door hatch but it hasn't quite caught on in Europe.

That's likely why Nissan is working on making it more attractive. The solution designers found is a common, albeit unimaginative one in the auto industry: the "Black Edition" treatment.

Scheduled to debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month, the Nissan Pulsar Black Edition features styling and equipment updates.

On the design front, the new version sports new black bezel headlights with LED signature, black mirror caps, tinted rear windows, and 18-inch black diamond cut alloy wheels.

Inside, the Nissan Pulsar Black Edition offers premium part-leather seats as well as the NissanConnect five-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Bluetooth connectivity, audio streaming, DAB digital radio, and AUX/USB ports.

Based on the N-Connecta trim level, the Pulsar Black Edition can be had with two engines: a 115-hp 1.2 DIG-T gasoline unit and a 110-hp 1.5 dCi diesel.

The Nissan Pulsar Black Edition is on sale now across Europe. If you still find it boring despite the black treatment, maybe you should check out the recently-facelifted Qashqai crossover.