2022 Nissan Almera coming with turbo power for the Philippine market

Updated Sep 23, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Nissan Philippines confirms this in a series of video clips. 

2021 is shaping up to be a year of both heartache and hope for fans of the Nissan Almera. The carmaker ceased local production of the third-generation model at its Sta. Rosa facility in March. Six months later, Nissan Philippines is dropping hints on the coming of the next iteration, now as a turbocharged model. 

 
One of a series of vide clips that came out teasing the 2022 Nissan Almera for the Philippines

This isn’t the first time that word of the new Almera's Philippine debut spread in the local automotive scene, as test mules were already spotted on our roads as early as January. Now, several video teasers gradually peel back the layers of mystery surrounding the fourth-generation compact sedan. 

One clip shows the 2022 Almera’s streamlined exterior in profile view. It falls short of confirming the revamped V-motion grille already being showcased in international markets, although the final shot shows the new LED headlamps and arrowhead DRL lighting up. 

2022 Almera headlamps

The distinctive LED headlamps are shown

A second video gives a peek at the cabin, showing the flat-bottomed multi-function steering wheel, automatic climate controls, and 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system depicting an Apple CarPlay interface. The screen serves as a display for what looks like a 360-degree camera array, which Nissan markets as the Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) on its current models. 

The last clip touches on the new Almera’s performance, with an animated tachometer on the multi-information display accompanying a physical analog speedometer. The scene then cuts to a shot of the rear badge denoting the trim level and engine. 

2022 Almera turbo badge

The Philippine-spec 2022 Almera's money shot

While this indicates that the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder turbo engine will now be part of the domestic-market Almera’s spec sheet, what isn’t clear so far is whether this will be a standard power plant across the range (as with the other ASEAN releases) or if it will be exclusive to the range-topping variant. On overseas versions, the engine is rated at 97 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque, linked to a Nissan Xtronic continuously variable transmission.    

No date has been confirmed yet for the 2022 Nissan Almera’s Philippine launch, but it would be safe to say that it’s happening on the fourth quarter of this year. Watch this space as we’ll be bringing you more updates when they come.

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

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Joseph Paolo Estabillo

Joseph Paolo Estabillo

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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 Philkotse.com’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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