Bangkok 2019: All-new Nissan Almera with 1.0L turbo engine?

Eric · Oct 08, 2019 04:00 PM

2020 Nissan Almera front

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After its global debut back in April, the all-new Nissan Almera will be introduced in the ASEAN region as soon as November, starting with Thailand.

According to Thai auto site headlightmag, Nissan could be introducing the all-new Almera at the 2019 Thailand Motor Expo in November, before introducing to other nations within the region. 

2020 Nissan Almera side

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The report also mentioned that the all-new Almera will comply to Thailand’s Eco Car Phase 2 program. Amongst the prerequisites of the Eco Car Phase 2 program is that the car has to emit no more than 100g/km of CO2 and consume no more than 4.3-litres/100 km of fuel. 

2020 Nissan Almera dashboard

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As such, the all-new Nissan Almera is said to receive a brand new 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder (HR10DET) petrol engine that does 100 PS at 5,000 rpm and 144 Nm from 2,000 rpm. In an effort to improve fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions, the all-new Almera will ditch the 4-speed automatic, replaced by an XTronic CVT-type automatic. A 5-speed manual transmission is also on the cards. 

For the Thailand market, the all-new Almera should be packed with safety features, as the Eco Car Phase 2 program also requires new models to feature stability control, on top of ABS, EBD, and Brake Assist for every variant. 

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