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A vehicle for all occasions – this is a true statement about new Nissan Almera. It doesn’t boggle the mind by incredible design or rich facilities. However, it is able to satisfy the needs of 5 average people who get used to comfort as on daily errands so on weekend sallies. Nissan Almera review will tell you more reasons to love this car.
The 2015 Almera is still a 5-seater sedan, featuring 4510x1710x1440 mm dimensions and 2535 mm wheelbase. Its maximal curb weight makes up 1215 kg. The model is based on B0 platform that combines the traits of a classic sedan with modern styling details.
An emphatic chrome-plated grille is the major attraction of bodywork, while a large glass area ensures an ideal road visibility. In addition, the chassis received 15-inch steel wheels, rear fog light and front halogen headlights with manual height adjustment options.
Inside, new Almera is extremely spacious. The rear row of seats is estimated for three mid-sized adults who will be pleased with an integrated heating system. The boot offers 460 liters of room to freely accommodate luggage of all passengers. The base kit of facilities realized within the cabin looks as follows: air conditioning, remote central lock, power windows, power angle-adjustable steering wheel, rear window heating, boot lighting, roof antenna, cup-holders on the central console, front passenger vanity mirror, and passenger ventilation ducts.
Optionally, the customer might order Nissan Connect multifunction system that embraces audio & navigation features, Bluetooth networking and USB port for the connection of external audio devices.
Nissan Almera is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine, rated at 102 hp and 146 nm of torque at 3600 RPM. It is consolidated with a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission, delivering power to the front wheels. The combination of this or that gearbox totally depends upon the trim level: Welcome, Comfort, Tekna:
- 1.6 Welcome MT trim houses a 5-speed manual gearbox;
- 1.6 Comfort MT trim comes with a 5-speed manual gearbox;
- 1.6 Comfort AT accommodates a 4-speed automatic gearbox;
- 1.6 Tekna MT boasts a 5-speed manual gearbox;
- 1,6 Tekna AT features a 4-speed automatic gearbox.
Gasoline is supplied by means of a multipoint injection system (maximal fuel tank capacity – 55 liters).The vehicle employs independent McPherson front suspension as well as rear torsion beam. Suspension is enforced by disk and drum brakes (front & rear).
The implemented powertrain allows the car to accelerate up to 100 km/h for 12.1 seconds at the maximal speed of 184 km/h. Fuel efficiency showings are optimal: 9.2 liters/100 km – in the city, 5.3 liters/100 km – in the highway, 6.8 liters/100 km – in combined mode.
Safety is another point to disclose in Nissan Almera review. The base kit includes ABS system, front airbags, EBD system, immobilizer, three-point safety belts, front seatbelt pretensioners, and a full-sized spare wheel hidden in the trunk.
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