The all-new Nissan Almera has finally made its way over to the Philippines, nearly a year after its debut here in Malaysia. The B-segment sedan will be offered in the Philippines in four variants, with prices starting at 728,000 pesos (approx. RM60k) for the entry-level model.
Just like the Nissan Almera here in Malaysia, all four variants of the B-segment sedan in the Philippines are powered by the same 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, pushing 98 hp to the front wheels.
Torque figures meanwhile differ according to the transmission choice; the two lower-end variants (EL and VE MT) with a five-speed manual transmission gets 160 Nm, while the two higher-end variants (VE CVT and VL) with a CVT gearbox has a slightly lower figure at 152 Nm.
On the exterior, most variants of the Nissan Almera in the Philippines are equipped with LED head and tail light, except for the entry-level EL Turbo, which gets a Halogen-illuminated headlight instead. The entry-level EL also gets 15-inch steelies, while the VE Turbo trim level gets 15-inch alloys instead.
Stepping up to the range-topping VL Turbo N-Sport variant, and you’ll receive a set of 16-inch N-Sport Design alloy wheels, alongside a sportier body kit consisting of a front splitter, reworked rear bumpers, and wing mirrors in silver accents to spruce up its looks.
As for the interior, standard equipment across most of the range include the fabric upholstery, urethane-wrapped steering wheel, and a single-zone automatic climate control. The range-topping VL however gets an upgraded leather-wrapped steering wheel, alongside a black leather upholstery.
Aside from the base variant, all other trim levels for the Nissan Almera in the Philippines are equipped with a seven-inch display in the instrument cluster, alongside an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay. The base model gets an analogue instrument cluster (with MID) and a 2-DIN head-unit for these items.
In terms of safety, the mid-range VE variants are equipped with Nissan’s Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Emergency Braking system, alongside a surround-view monitor with moving object detection. The VL meanwhile adds two additional features – blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, alongside two airbags (two for the other variants).
Pricing for the Nissan Almera in the Philippines starts at PHP728,000 (approx RM60k), and tops out at PHP1.098 million (approx RM90k) for the range-topping VL Turbo N-Sport CVT.