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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Nissan PH Discontinues Almera VL Turbo N-Sport For 2023


Nissan has quietly discontinued the top-of-the-line Almera VL Turbo N-Sport variant starting this January. Instead, they’ve decided to replace it with the slightly more affordable Almera VE N-Sport.

Now priced at P 1,049,000 or some P 49,000 cheaper than the Almera VL Turbo N-Sport, the Almera VE N-Sport still comes decked out in the N-Sport appearance package comprised of the N-Sport grille, N-Sport front and rear bumpers, silver-finished door mirrors, and N-Sport emblems.

As a side note, the Almera VE now sports LED front fog lights with no increase in prices.

Inside, the Almera VE N-Sport still gets the previously exclusive Almera VL N-Sport black soft panel dashboard, but loses the leather seats and 60/40 split-folding mechanism and center arm rest on the rear bench. Instead, the Almera VE N-Sport comes with black fabric seats and fixed rear seat backs.

Surprisingly, despite its N-Sport positioning, Nissan has also dialed back the safety features with the omission of 4 airbags (it only has two airbags now). Thankfully, other safety features, including the advanced driver assist—360-degree camera, front autonomous emergency braking, and vehicle stability control remain untouched.

Color choices for the Almera VE N-Sport are: Cayenne Red, Premium Corona Orange, Pearl White, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver, and Galaxy Black.

The 2023 Nissan Almera line-up is as follows:
  • Almera 1.0 EL Turbo MT – P 779,000
  • Almera 1.0 VE Turbo MT – P 949,000
  • Almera 1.0 VE Turbo CVT – P 999,000
  • Almera 1.0 VE Turbo N-Sport CVT – P 1,049,000

6 comments:

  1. Above P1M, most likely buyers are already looking for crossovers, MPVs, and SUVs. If looking for a sedan, a compact one and not a subcompact..

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  2. It seems 1.1M is the upper price elasticity limit for these class of vehicles. But I do notice more Almeras, usually VEs & VLs, than current-gen Citys lately, the City RS is even rarer. You really can't gouge & fool buyers all of the time.

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    1. There are all new Honda City everywhere you look at. The Almera is the rarer one.

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  3. They need to have a CVT variant at the 800k price point

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    1. Highly unlikely they'll sell an EL CVT variant at 850,000 Pesos
      Too bare!
      Almera VL N Sport wasn't a best seller anyway as the units of it are hard to sell
      Almera VE is doing very well in terms of sales

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  4. Nissan with a cvt is always a distater waiting to happen

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