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Nissan introduces new Almera model to PH market

Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) recently introduced the newest model in their subcompact sedan lineup, the new Nissan Almera. A refreshed take on the previous model, the new Nissan Almera offers upgraded design and features, such as boomerang-inspired headlamps, and a bigger and bolder front grille.

 (From left) Sherex Denver Corpuz and Randall Negado, who pride themselves as owners of a Nissan Almera with Toti Zara, NPI President and Managing Director during the launch.

(From left) Sherex Denver Corpuz and Randall Negado, who pride themselves as owners of a Nissan Almera with Toti Zara, NPI President and Managing Director during the launch.

“We at Nissan Philippines are proud to introduce the new Nissan Almera as the perfect partner for all new beginnings,” said Antonia Zara, NPI President and Managing Director. “Combining the best of fuel efficiency with generous cabin and trunk space that leads other cars in its class, the new Nissan Almera is the ideal car that will be with you and your loved ones through many of life’s important milestones.”

Refreshed design

The new Nissan Almera brings an updated look from the previous version. A redesigned front bumper with boomerang-inspired headlamps, a bigger and bolder front grille, and front chromed accents all present a striking appearance.

At the back, a remodeled rear bumper is complemented with black diffuser cladding and chromed trunk garnish. A large lip spoiler and newly-designed 12-spoke alloy wheels also add to the sportiness of the vehicle’s design.

Inside, the refreshed Nissan Almera’s cabin features a new center cluster layout with a piano black finish.  Adding to the premium interior design are the new multi-information display, three-spoke steering wheel, and high-quality leather seats in the top range variant.

Other features that contribute to a comfortable driving and riding experience are cup and bottle holders at the center console and door sidings, a rear cabin comfort fan that provides dual ventilation and speed control for better cabin air circulation, iPod connectivity, push-button start and remote keyless system. An Anti-Lock Braking System, Electronic Brake-Force Distribution, Brake Assist and Dual Front Airbags also provide added security.

Ease of ownership

The new Nissan Almera features upgraded, high quality parts and technology, which lengthens the intervals between periodic maintenance service (PMS). In addition, the cost of spare parts for the new Nissan Almera are also lower than before.  This keeps maintenance costs down at 30 percent lower than other cars–the lowest of its class.

Suited for every need

The new Nissan Almera now offers two different powertrains to suit the customers’ requirements. The 1.5L VL engine features automatic transmission with an inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve en-gine with a power of 99ps at 6,000 and a torque of 134NM at 4,000rpm. The 1.5L VL model is also equipped with premium touches such as high-quality leather seats, a side turning lamp on the door, and a leather wrapped steering wheel, to en-sure the comfort of both the driver and passenger.

The 1.2L manual transmission, on the other hand, features a DOHC CVT engine, with a power of 79ps at 6,000rpm and torque of 106NM at 4,400rpm, ensuring maximum fuel efficiency, without compromising driving pleasure. Suspension for the vehicle is provided by MacPherson strut at the front and a rigid axle and torsion beam at the rear.

The new Nissan Almera will be available in five different variants: the new 1.2L M/T  at PHP630,000, the 1.5L E M/T at PHP726,000, the 1.5L E A/T at PHP762,000, the 1.5L V automatic transmission at PHP845,000, and the range-topping 1.5 VL automatic model is at PHP880,000.  It will come in four different colors, namely Brilliant Silver, Alpine White, Bluish Black, and Titanium Grey.

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