Autech gives Thailand's Nissan Almera Sportech a booster shot to chase Honda City

Sanjay · Jun 1, 2021 05:08 PM

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Nissan Thailand has unveiled the Nissan Almera Sportech, a special edition variant of the model that comes with a bunch of exterior and interior updates.

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With the Autech-designed touches, the Almera Sportech actually cuts a nice figure. Up front, it gets a brand new front bumper (with silver trims), and a gloss black grille.

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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.

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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.

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V variant pictured

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.

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Note the darkened air-cond vent

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.

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Looks sharp in black

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.

Also read: VW Passat as efficient as Axia? Top 5 cars tested with lowest fuel consumption - WapCar Ratings

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Things are improving for the Almera in Thailand - in February (the latest available data), it outsold the Toyota Vios, finding itself just behind the Honda City in that month's sales ranking.

Also read: Review: All-new 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo, is it worth your purchase?

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It's not so rosy in Malaysia however, as it struggles to wrest sales away from the usual suspects, despite being a genuinely fantastic product.

Also read: Underrated gem. Why the all-new N18 Nissan Almera sells less than Honda City?

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Malaysian-spec Almera

To recap, here's prices of the N18-generation Nissan Almera in Malaysia:

2021 Nissan Almera price in Malaysia
Variant Price
1.0 V RM 79,906
1.0 VLP RM 85,715
1.0 VLT RM 91,310
All prices are on-the-road without insurance and roadtax. These SST-exempt prices are valid until 31-Dec 2021

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Sanjay

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With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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