Nissan Almera breaks 2k units sold per month in Thailand, Q1 2021 sales beats Vios

Sanjay · Jun 8, 2021 06:30 PM

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Unlike in Malaysia, the Nissan Almera is enjoying a pretty solid sales streak over in Thailand.

Since its introduction back in November 2019, it's been consistently beating the Toyota Yaris Ativ (essentially our Vios with a smaller 1.2-litre engine), and nips ever closer at the Honda City's heels in Q1 2021.

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According to numbers compiled by Headlight Magazine, Nissan moved 4,756 units of the Almera within January to March; resulting in a 21.9% market share.

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Interestingly, this marks the first time the Almera cracked the 2,000 units sold per month bar this year.

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The Limited Edition Play variant was introduced last year to catch the City. Err....

The Yaris Ativ, on the other hand, trails the Almera with 4,384 units sold in the same period, making up 20.2% of the market.

Also read: Review: 2020 Toyota Vios GR-Sport - The ride and handling champ in class

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However, with 6,919 units sold to command a 31.9% market share, the Honda City remains the B-segment sedan class leader over in the Land of Smiles.

Also read: Ratings: 2020 Honda City 1.5 L V - No AEB, but fuel efficient and practical

B-segment sedan sales in Thailand, Q1 2021
Model Units
Honda City 6,919
Nissan Almera 4,756
Toyota Yaris Ativ 4,384
Mazda 2 Sedan 2,584
Mitsubishi Attrage 1,467
Toyota Vios 905
Suzuki Ciaz 690

One of the reasons to explain the Almera's burgeoning popularity can be attributed to its price - as expected, it's the cheapest of the trio over in the Land of Smiles.

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The Malaysian-spec car has 8 differences compared to the Thai-spec car

Like the Malaysian-spec car, the Thai-spec Almera runs on a 1.0-litre, turbocharged three cylinder mill, and the range-topping variant comes with ADAS features including blind-spot monitors, front collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and moving object detection.

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

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To make it more competitive, Nissan Thailand has also recently introduced the Sportech variant which comes with Autech-designed aesthetic touches inside and out.

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

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Closer to home however, the Almera hasn't quite enjoyed the same success as the limelight is largely hogged by the City and Vios.

Also read: We love the Nissan Almera, but there's one thing even the aftermarket can't fix

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