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Sunday, September 16, 2012


In this blog entry, I'm posting a Close-up of the YET-TO-BE-LAUNCHED Nissan Almera 1.5CVTC.  According to a Nissan Sales Rep I spoke to yesterday during The Star Auto Carnival, expected launching date delayed from September to November.  But they begin taking RM500 refundable booking for the car.

This is THE MOST SPACIOUS B-segment car in its class.  The Leg room's better than MYVI and headroom's excellent too.  But and a Big but, there's signs of COST CUTTING everywhere on the Dashboard.  I mean HARD PLASTICS.  The design's a bit WIERD to begin with.  Front resembles Vios (Another Dugong), side's unique, rear resembles TEANA which's NOT BAD.  Overall, it's a LOVE / HATE design.  

Pricing wise, according to the Sales Rep, RM72,000 for the Manual, RM76,000 for Auto Standard and NOT MORE THAN RM84,000 for the High Spec Auto which would have Climate Control, Auto Start with Intelligent key + Immobiliser, MULTI INFO Display (MID).  

Let's proceed to the MECHANICAL department.  The Almera's powered by HR15DE i4 DOHC with CVTC and Drive-by-wire (DBW) technology mated with either 5 speed manual or (YAWN!) 4 speed Automatic.  Max power's 102ps@6000rpm and 139Nm@4000rpm.  Claimed fuel consumption's EXCELLENT 14.9km/l.

Well, there's a saying a picture's worth 1000 words, here are the photos:

 Above: EXCELLENT CLASS LEADING Legroom and Headroom.

 Above: 480 litres boot space.

 Above: Decent Fabric seats.  Below: Only one in its class to have Centre arm-rest.
That's all folks, thanks for having the time and patience to read this blog entry.  An original Jeff Lim's production.  Not to be copied without Links/credits.  If you want to copy, COPY LIKE A MAN!  Give Credits/Links.  Don't plagiarise.  

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