All-new 2022 Nissan Almera set for Philippine launch in October 

Updated Sep 30, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Nissan PH wants you to save the date.  


We previously reported that the 2022 Nissan Almera will be making its way to the Philippines in the fourth quarter of the year, but with no specific date in sight. Now it can be told: the carmaker’s newest sedan makes its local debut on October 8, 2020.

Nissan Almera invite
The event invitation conceals details that have long been revealed on overseas versions anyway

This was according to an online invitation extended by Nissan Philippines to the motoring media. It consisted of nothing more than a shot of the car’s silhouette highlighted by the LED headlamps, with most of the other details obscured in darkness.  No other information has been revealed as of this writing, but a series of teaser videos posted by the carmaker dropped hints as to what Filipino buyers can expect. 

Probably the most anticipated detail is the inclusion of a 1.0-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine, granting the Philippine-spec Almera 97 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque. While the power unit will most likely work in concert with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT, what remains to be seen is if the engine will be standard across the range (as with other ASEAN releases) or if it comes exclusively on the range-topping variant. 

2022 Nissan Almera red

At least the 1.0-liter turbocharged engine has been confirmed 

In the U.S. market for instance, the Almera (known as the Versa) is offered with a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated gasoline mill, while a manual transmission option is available in Mexico and Vietnam. If the 2022 Almera were to arrive here with the turbo as the sole engine option and paired with a stick shift on the base models, Nissan Philippines could have a runaway winner on its hands. That would be quite the comeback, considering that the outgoing model halted local production only last March.   

Most of the other details on the new Almera are not as enigmatic, given that the model has been out since 2019. As far as design is concerned, the car’s streamlined profile yields a 0.28 drag coefficient, allowing it to cut through the wind with ease. Interior amenities include a new D-shaped steering wheel, semi-digital instrument cluster, and an 8-inch advanced touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay. 

2022 Nissan Almera interior

Expect an interior that's not only more spacious but offers more tech

One more thing to expect on the new Almera is the inclusion of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility driver-assist suite, comprising features such as a 360-degree camera array, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, Blind-Spot Warning, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. How much will all these enhancements ultimately cost? We’ll have to catch the big reveal on October 8 to find out. 

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Know more about Nissan Almera 2023

Nissan Almera

The Nissan Almera is the Japanese marque's entry to the local subcompact sedan segment. Nissan Almera 2023 Philippines starts at ₱779,000 for the entry-level EL 1.0 Turbo MT, while the top-of-the-line Nissan Almera VE 1.0 Turbo N-Sport CVT is priced at ₱1,048,000. Under the hood, the fourth-gen Almera uses a 1.0-liter inline-3 turbocharged gasoline engine that is capable of generating 98 hp. As for the torque values, the variants with the continuously variable transmission (CVT) offer 152 Nm of torque, while the manual transmission (MT) variants deliver more at 160 Nm of torque.

In terms of dimensions, the Almera Philippines is 4,530 mm long, 1,740 mm wide, and 1,460 mm tall. In the local market, this Japanese subcompact sedan is competing against the likes of the Toyota Vios, Honda City, and Mitsubishi Mirage G4.


₱ 779,000 - ₱ 1,049,000

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo


Joseph holds a degree in Journalism from the University of the Philippines Diliman and has been writing professionally since 1999. He has written episodes for CNN Philippines' motoring show Drive, and has worked on corporate projects for MG Philippines and Pilipinas Shell. Aside from being’s Content Lead, he also writes content for numerous car dealerships in the U.S., spanning multiple brands such as Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Maserati, among others.


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