It was only in October 2021 when we saw the more modern-looking Nissan Almera arrive on our shores. But over in the United States, Nissan has already unveiled a refreshed version of the current-generation Versa, also known as Almera in our market.
2023 Nissan Almera facelift
The 2023 Nissan Almera facelift comes with a new and more pronounced styling that should stand out in the subcompact sedan category. It will make its debut at the Miami Auto Show, with the pricing yet to be announced. While the new version will be available in the U.S. market, for now, let’s see what we can expect if Nissan Philippines decides to bring it in.
Right off the bat, the new and striking V-motion grille demands attention as it doesn’t look like any other that you see in Nissan models. It is designed with broken chrome pieces to illustrate the V shape, which is a signature of the Japanese car brand. New Nissan brand logos are also integrated inside and out.
Every angle has a stylish look
The Almera rides on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with a new rotor-like design. To add flavor, the wheels are finished in a combination of chrome and black. And over to the back, the rear end remains similar to the current version, highlighted by the sleek-looking wrap-around taillights.
Inside, the cabin layout is pretty much the same as the one in the pre-facelift model. The top-spec SR does get red stitching and accents on the dashboard, seats, steering wheel, and door panels, adding a touch of sportiness. All variants of the US-spec Almera come standard with fabric seats.
Interior of the Almera SR
Like the previous iterations, the Japanese automaker said that the new Almera still boasts generous legroom and headroom, while the trunk is capable of offering 424 liters of space. For loading larger items, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat is available as an option on the base S, and standard on the SV and SR.
Tech & Safety
The top-of-the-line SR gets an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, while the lower variants are installed with a smaller 7-inch head unit. Depending on the variant, the system can come with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and six speakers. Moreover, the sedan can be equipped with a wireless charging pad.
Blind Spot Warning in action
In terms of safety, the vehicle has the Nissan Safety Shield 360, providing standard features such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Automatic Braking, and High Beam Assist. It can also be had with Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Engine & Powertrain
As for the engine, the new 2023 Nissan Almera uses the same power unit. This is a 1.6-liter DOHC inline-4 gasoline engine capable of producing 122 horsepower. It is different from the 1.0-liter turbocharged engine available in the PH-spec model.
It comes out as a more confident sedan
The engine sends power to the front wheels via either a 5-speed manual or an Xtronic CVT (continuously variable transmission). According to the automaker, the Almera can return 13.6 km/l in the city using the CVT. Meanwhile, using the same type of transmission, the sedan can do 17 km/l on the highway.
Know more about Nissan Almera 2023
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.
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