Nissan launches all new Almera

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Nissan Australia has begun the renewal of its passenger car portfolio with the launch of the all-new Almera.

Almera is a light car that is big on space, comfort and value, priced from $16,990 MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price).

Almera combines a sophisticated exterior design, well-appointed interior and exceptional room for five adults – including more rear legroom and boot space than many mid-size sedans.

Almera complements the popular Micra hatch in the light car segment, with both models sharing Nissan’s global V-platform.

Following Almera will be the return of Pulsar, led by Pulsar sedan in early 2013 and followed by Pulsar hatch mid-year. Nissan’s all-new Altima medium sized sedan then goes on sale in Australia in the second half of 2013.

“The Almera provides sensational value with its spacious, comfortable interior and impressive equipment levels,” said Nissan Australia CEO William F Peffer Jr.

“Almera represents a new segment opportunity for Nissan in the Australian market, sitting alongside Micra in the light car segment.

“More people are looking to small cars, but their lifestyle still requires a car that can accommodate good cabin and boot space. The exceptional design and packaging of the Almera answers that call.

“The introduction of Almera to the Nissan product portfolio begins the renewal of our passenger car range, with Pulsar and Altima to enter the local market next year. With the Altima also on-track in the V8 Supercars Championship from next season, there are exciting times ahead for Nissan’s sedan range.”

2012 Nissan Almera internal

Almera features quality that exceeds the segment with roomy, comfortable cabin space in front and back seats in an affordable, fuel-efficient package. The Almera’s rear seat legroom (940mm) is 94mm greater than Hyundai Accent, 59mm greater than Holden Barina and 36mm greater than Toyota Yaris.

The outstanding boot space (490 litres boot capacity) also sets the Almera apart from its sedan competitors in the light car segment. Boot space in the Almera is 25 litres greater than the Hyundai Accent and 15 litres more than the Toyota Yaris.

Segment-leading interior comfort and space

The long list of standard accessories in the Almera’s comfortable, modern interior includes Bluetooth hands-free phone system, steering wheel audio controls, central locking with remote keyless entry and four-speaker audio system with MP3 player auxiliary input jack.

Almera Ti includes additional features such as rear park assist, climate control, intelligent keyless entry and push button engine start.

The Multi-Function Drive Computer in the Nissan Almera puts all the necessary information at the driver’s fingertips, with display options for fuel consumption, remaining driving range and service reminder information.

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