The Sportech kit doesn't come with side skirts, but it does get new silver side mirror covers with integrated turn signals and a set of new 15-inch, dual-tone alloy wheels.
Round the back, the Almera receives a redesigned rear bumper, and capping off the looks is a new bootlid spoiler that looks just a touch more aggressive than the one on the Malaysian-spec Almera.
Inside, gone is the white faux-leather insert on the dashboard - that's now black. In fact, black is the main theme, and at least on the mid-range V variant, the garnish around the window controls are now in black.
Meanwhile, the air-cond vents bookending the front half of the cabin are now in dark grey, and piano black decoration on the gear knob and steering wheel spokes complete the interior.
Aside from these aesthetic changes, there are no feature and powertrain updates. The fuel-sipping HRA0 (HR10DET for Malaysia) 1.0-litre, turbocharged three-cylinder mill still makes a maximum output of 100 PS and 152 Nm of torque, paired to a CVT.
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