After its global launch two years ago and being spied testing on Philippine roads early this year, the all-new Nissan Almera has finally been unveiled locally.
The subcompact sedan is powered by a new 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine capable of 99hp. The two CVT variants produce 152Nm, while the two variants with a five-speed manual gearbox produce 160Nm. To help save on fuel, the CVT variants come with an idling stop system.
For the first time in the passenger car segment, the all-new Almera comes with Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM). The VL and VE models get the intelligent around view monitor with moving object detection, forward-collision warning, and intelligent emergency braking.
The VL gets more goodies: blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and six airbags.
Hill-start assist, anti-lock brakes, and stability control are standard across the range.
The all-new Almera features lower, wider, and longer exterior dimensions using Nissan’s Emotional Geometry design language. There’s a new V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, kick-up C-pillars, and a floating roof.
The base EL trim gets 15-inch steel wheels while the VE variants get 15-inch alloys. The top-spec Almera sports 16-inch N-Sport alloy wheels.
Inside, the Almera is equipped with a 7-inch TFT meter with integrated drive-assist display, black leather interiors with contrast stitching, and a new D-shaped steering wheel with hands-free controls.
The VE and VL trims get an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay (sorry, no Android Auto), Bluetooth, and six speakers. The base trim has a standard head unit, Bluetooth, and four speakers.
The all-new Almera is available in six colors: Cayenne Red, Gun Metallic, Galaxy Black, Premium Corona Orange, Brilliant Silver, and Pearl White. The VE and VL variants come with a vehicle warranty of five years or 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.
Below are the variants and prices of the all-new Almera:
- 1.0 VL Turbo N-Sport CVT – P1,098,000
- 1.0 VE Turbo CVT – P998,000
- 1.0 VE Turbo MT – P938,000
- 1.0 EL Turbo MT – P728,000