Nissan has updated the looks and specification of its Almera sedan for the 2014 model year.
"With cumulative sales of some 3 500 units, the new Nissan Almera has seen great success in the South African market since we reintroduced the nameplate in 2013, forming a strong following in both the rental and private buyer markets," says Alda Gildenhuys, ALMERA Product Manager at Nissan South Africa.
Updated face and interior enhancements"For 2014 we are offering even more car for the money, with updated looks and enhanced specifications elevating Almera to lead the pack in its segment. The space and versatility so prominently offered by the Nissan Almera remain as key characteristics and reconfirms Almera as a forerunner."
Changes to the exterior include an aggressive front bumper, along with a more distinguished chrome grille flanked by new edgy headlights. The car also comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned rear bumper and rear parking sensors.
Interior enhancements include new seat fabric with contrasting stitching, an updated fascia with a new audio system design and classier air conditioning controls. The steering wheel has been updated with satellite controls for the new audio system - which now has a USB port in addition to Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Updated Nissan Almera rangeThe Almera range continues to offer two models - the Almera 1.5 Acenta 5-speed manual and the Almera 1.5 Acenta 4-speed automatic. Both are powered by a 73 kW and 134 Nm petrol engine.
Safety features include ABS with EBD and BAS, auto-locking doors, three-point seat belts for all five seats, dual front airbags and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
Nissan Almera price in South AfricaNissan Almera 1.5 Acenta Manual – R177 600
Nissan Almera 1.5 Acenta Automatic – R189 100
Both updated Nissan Almera models are available as standard with a class-leading 3-year/60 000 km service plan and Nissan's 3-year/ 100 000 km warranty. Service intervals are 15 000 km.