2023 Nissan Almera facelift launched in the Philippines – new face, updated safety kit

Following its market debut in Thailand earlier this year, the 2023 Nissan Almera facelift has now also been launched in the Philippines, with a design update and refreshed equipment lists across the three variants on sale.

Looks wise, the main change on the new 2023 Nissan Almera facelift is the new V-Motion grille that has now pretty much taken over the entire front fascia with piano black trims and chrome accents. On the higher-end variants, this is complemented by a black roof and two-tone diamond-cut 16-inch alloys to further accentuate the sedan’s bold looks.

Inside, the black-and-cream two-tone upholstery has now been replaced by blue trims on the dashboard and door cards for a more youthful look, though the rest of the dashboard is largely unchanged from before.

In the Philippines, the new 2023 Nissan Almera is offered with only one powertrain option, featuring the same 1.0-litre turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine as the Malaysian market Almera that makes 100 hp and 152 Nm. The 1.0-litre mill is paired to a five-speed manual on the base variant, and an Xtronic CVT for the others.

In terms of equipment, the latest addition to the Nissan Almera in the Phillipines is the Nissan Connect Services suite, which enables owners to remotely connect to their vehicles via a compatible smartphone app to receive vehicle health reports, theft alerts, maintenance reminders, remote horn and light activation, speed alerts, MyCar Finder vehicle locator, and even remote engine start functionalities.

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Otherwise, the kit list remains largely unchanged from before, with the range-topping VL and mid-spec VE variants getting most of the creature comfort niceties such as the advanced driver assistance suite, tyre pressure monitoring system, an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and the two-tone leather upholstery.

The new 2023 Nissan Almera facelift is priced from PHP839,000 (approx. RM70k) for the 1.0 EL Turbo manual, jumping up to PHP1,059,000 (approx. RM88k) for the 1.0 VE Turbo CVT, and PHP1,149,000 (approx. RM96k) for the 1.0 VL Turbo CVT.

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