Nissan Almera, the very-well accepted B-segment sedan was launched in Malaysian market in October 2012. Data says that, soon after its launch Nissan sold about 56,000 cars in this country itself. Almera received continuous modifications thereafter, adding-on features that only made it the best-fit car in its segment. The New Almera Facelift available for Malaysians is offered in three trim levels with redefined styling, refurbished interior trim and packed NISMO performance suspension system. Additionally, it is also offered in diesel variant line-up in other nations to add discretion to the automobile.
Engine, mileage & variants:
Nissan Almera is powered with HR15DE 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder, In-line, DOHC engine equipped with CVTC (Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control) and Drive-by-Wire Technology that makes the count of maximum power output 102 PS at 6000 rpm along with the high torque of 139 Nm at 4000 rpm. This engine is appointed in all the three trim levels of Almera – 1.5L E, 1.5 L V and 1.5 L VL packed with 5-speed manual transmission in 1.5L E and 4-speed automatic transmission in the other two variants and gives the mileage count of 13.4 km/l.
This small car by Nissan has middling dimensions comprising an overall length of 4425 mm along with a height of 1500 mm, width of 1695 mm and total wheelbase 2600 mm. Elegant lines are profound on its exterior structure rewarding your personal choice of cars occupying the Malaysian roads. The front facelift is highlighted in multi reflector headlamps in black outline, signature Nissan's three dimensional front grille accentuated in chrome-finish and chrome emphasized fog lamps. Its wing mirrors are integrated with signal lights for added attraction and safety. The y-spoked alloy wheels of size 15” comes in tire size 185/65 R15 adding on robustness to the side profile and provides better grip on the uneven surfaces. The roofline is streamlined to perform aerodynamism in smooth edge and forging speed-limits.
With Almera's interiors, you will meet touch of elegance and sophistication giving you access to all the cabins and accessories one needs to make the rides comfy. The cockpit is designed with premium piano black centre console that houses air conditioning vent, audio system and 6.5” display screen provided with internet connectivity, multimedia navigation, rear view camera, ipod, Bluetooth and USB jack. The trunk space of 490-litres, dual cup holders in rear arm-rest and centre console and door pockets houses your carriage and belongings with ease. The silver trimmed steering wheel is mounted with audio control switches, while the start/stop ignition push button is provided for easy conduct and governance.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous:
Almera's overall body is constructed in two zones like safety zone and crushable zone that absorbs the impact energy of a crash keeping all its occupants secure inside. Talking about the suspension, Nissan Almera is outfitted with NISMO performance suspension system equipped with an independent McPherson struts with stabilizer bar in front axle and torsion beam type in rear. It absorbs all the shocks, rendering a smooth and stable ride in tight spaces. Dual SRS airbag system reduces the collision injury for front passenger and driver. While, ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA) distributes equal brakeforce to the wheels by electronically managing the brake pressure and stops the vehicle in distance.
Inside of Nissan Almera, you will find roomy cabin, redesigned centre cabin in piano black, 6.5” multimedia display screen, but its exteriors doesn't leave any special impact. Despite of the fact, it is liked for its consistent performance.