Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has launched their much awaited and much publicised all new 2012 Nissan Almera in a very glorious official launching ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom of One World Hotel in Petaling Jaya. Nissan’s best selling global sedan is set to give other B segment cars from other manufacturers a run for their money.

Offered in three different grades and four different variants, Almera lives up to its tagline of ‘Surprisingly More’ with its affluent technological advancements and spaciousness that are usually found in more premium vehicles. The car comes in Grade E 1.5 M/T and 1.5 A/T, Grade V 1.5 A/T and the range-topper Grade VL 1.5 A/T.

Not only this car is built on an all-new global “V” (V for versatile) platform which utilizes a lightweight yet rigid body, the interior is also dashingly handsome especially with the leather seats. Numerous technological advancements such as steering audio control, automatic climate control and push start button, to name a few, are there for the driver and passenger’s convenience. Legroom is abundant at 636 mm while the boot space measures at 490 litres. Driving information is displayed via Multi-information Display (MID) on the instrument panel. Customers may opt for Almera Optional Accessories which include on board multimedia navigation system with a rear view camera, DVD player, iPod connectivity, USB and Bluetooth capabilities.

All four variants are powered by the same engine, Nissan’s latest 1.5-liter HR15DE four-cylinder engine featuring Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control (CVTC) which offers excellent power and fuel efficiency. Power produced is around 100 hp at 6,000 rpm and 139 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine is coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission (five speed for the manual). The transmission is 15% lighter and has 12% fewer parts. Fuel consumption reads at 14.9km/l for automatic transmission and 15.9km/l for manual transmission, based on Nissan testing.

Safety-wise, the car offers front airbags, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, as well as ISOFIX Child Seat System.

The all new Almera comes in five interesting colour palettes; Bronze Gold, Sapphire Black, Twilight Grey, Tungsten Silver and Brilliant White. It is avalaible for booking now at a very competitive prices:

  • Grade E 1.5 M/T: RM 66,800.00
  • Grade E 1.5 A/T: RM 69,800.00
  • Grade V 1.5 A/T: RM 76,800.00
  • Grade VL 1.5 A/T: RM 79,800.00

And interestingly, you can also opt for the IMPUL accessories package for an additional RM 9,500. All grades come with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.


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