Recently, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) showcased the new Nissan Almera to the media. The new Nissan Almera comes with a more powerful turbocharged 1.0L engine which is also more efficient than its predecessor.
The folks at Nissan’s design department has completely rework the New Almera, in its second generation. The design theme here is “Emotional Geometry”, which denotes Nissan’s most energetic and provocative impression yet. At the front, the Almera has the V-Motion grille to represent the brand’s design signature, coupled with the boomerang-shaped LED headlights.
The New Almera has low-sloping silhouette to evoke coupe-like profile. From the rear, the LED rearlights give the car a proud stance. In a nutshell, the New Almera looks longer, wider and lower than its predecessor. The new Almera length has been increased by 70mm from 4,425 to 4,495, width goes up by 45mm from 1,695 to 1,740, and the car’s height decreased by 40mm from 1,500 to 1,460.
Thanks to a lengthened wheelbase, up by 20mm from 2,600 to 2,620, interior space is roomier and offer greater shoulder- and leg-room for passengers. Major interior highlights include Gliding Wing instrument panel, flat bottom steering, soft-padded double stitching leather dashboard and zero gravity semi bucket front seats. Boot space has a capacity of 482 liters to fit at least 2 big luggages.
The New Nissan Almera takes up a 1.0-liter 12-Valves Dual Overhead Camshaft (DOHC), in-line 3-cylinder engine with Turbocharger with Mirror Bore Coating Technology (inherited from the GT-R). Its small turbo engine is only capable of a modest 100PS and high torque of 152Nm (flat torque) at a low 2,400 to 4,000 rpm. Transmission utilized for this new Almera is a next generation XTRONIC CVT with D-Step Logic System.
The New Almera is offered in six body colors: Radiant Red, Monarch Orange, Dark Metal Grey, Brilliant White, Diamond Black and Tungsten Silver. Nissan Malaysia hasn’t officially revealed the price for the New Almera just yet. Stay tuned!