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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Nissan PH Teases All-New 2022 Almera, Confirms Turbo Power


Nissan Philippines has just teased the all-new 2022 Almera, and yes, it’s confirmed to arrive with turbocharged power.

Up on its website is a series of teaser photos, but one of them clearly shows the “VL Turbo” badge. With that, it’s all but confirmed that the Philippines will get the turbocharged version of the Almera. The engine, the 1.0-liter 3-cylinder HRA0 packs 100 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque. This engine is mated to either a 5-speed manual or a CVT as seen in the versions launched in Thailand and Vietnam. For the Philippine market, it does not look to have cruise control though.

With such a small engine, the all-new Almera could become the most economical sub-compact sedan. Using a GT-R-derived mirror bore coating to reduce friction, it achieves up to 23.8 km/L in Nissan internal tests.

The introduction of turbo power could be the reason behind the Almera’s lengthy market launch. It must be remembered that a couple of camouflaged Almera units were spied on EDSA as early as January of this year.

Nissan also teased a couple of more features for the all-new Almera including a 360-degree around view monitor (the first in its class), climate control, as well as a 7-inch LCD screen in the instrument cluster, and an 8-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

An N Sport variant also seems to be part of the product mix. This version, based on the teaser photos, rocks LED headlights and front fog lamps, machine-cut alloy wheels, and chrome (?) mirrors. It also looks to get a leather steering wheel too.

With Nissan Philippines now starting its very tease, it’s likely that the all-new Almera will drop into the market sometime in October.

We are certainly all excited for the arrival of the all-new Almera, and you can be one of the first to reserve a test drive slot right now, by clicking this link.

3 comments:

  1. aren't Nissan Jatco CVTs supposedly the crappiest on the market?

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  2. I hope Nissan philippines gives the Almera selling price competitive and not above 1M for the VL variant. Otherwise buyers will opt for the Chinese Carmakers SUV that have more features and cheap prices.

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  3. the price ranges from 728k for base variant to the VL turbo nsport at 1.1m. most automatic variants is in the 900-1m range.

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