Nissan has presented a new (fourth in a row) generation Almera sedan in the back of N18 in Thailand. This model is not a full-fledged novelty and, in fact, is a variation of the four-door Versa, which debuted in the United States in the spring of two thousand nineteen.
Note that the previous version for the Southeast Asian market is based on the Micra and Note models. This car is an unsightly sedan, so in terms of exterior design, the 2020 Nissan Almera in a new body has made a huge step forward.
Outside, the four-door completely repeats the aforementioned Versa. In particular, the front here is the same angular bumper, V-shaped grille and aggressive squinting headlights. The salon is also largely unified with the “American”, while on the front panel attention is drawn to the decorative overlay, which can be light or dark.
The 2020 Asian Nissan Almera is still based on a V platform with MacPherson struts in the front and a semi-independent beam in the rear. Compared to its predecessor, the car has slightly grown in size – the length reaches 4 495 mm (+ 70), width – 1 740 (+ 45), height – 1 460 (- 40), the wheelbase has increased by 20 mm (up to 2 620) , the clearance is declared at 135 mm.
If the American Versa has a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine producing 124 hp. (155 Nm), then the Thai Almera got a liter “turbotroika”, which develops 100 forces and 152 Nm of torque. The latter works exclusively with a variator. According to the NEDC cycle, the fuel consumption of such a sedan is only 4.3 l / 100 km.
The Asian version of the Nissan Almera 2020 also differs from the source in simpler equipment. At the base, the sedan has ABS, analog tidy, two airbags, a conventional audio system and 15-inch stamped wheels.
From 2013 to 2018, the budget sedan Almera (G11), which was produced at AvtoVAZ, was sold on the Russian market, but, apart from the name, that car and the one presented now have nothing in common. At the moment, Nissan has completely abandoned sedans in Russia, focusing on crossovers.
The top versions of the model boast six airbags, all-round cameras, full-fledged Nissan Connect multimedia, a seven-inch display instead of a tachometer, as well as a stabilization system and an automatic braking function.
The Japanese set up the assembly of Nissan Almera N18 sedans at a plant in Samut Prakan, Thailand. On the local market, the novelty can be purchased at prices ranging from $ 16,500 to $ 21,200. In the future, such a four-door will appear in some other Asian markets.