The Thais are at it again - this time with a Nissan Almera 'GT-R!'

Sanjay · Nov 06, 2020 03:00 PM

Besides the all-new 2020 Honda City and 2020 Proton X50, we also saw the all-new 2020 Nissan Almera hitting our markets. While the Proton X50 is winning the popularity contest, the Almera is fast shaping up to be the modification king.

A bone-stock, Malaysian-spec Nissan Almera. Prices start from RM 79k here.

It's a pretty nice package - it looks sharp and has quite a lot of practical features. But the Thais think it could use a little more pizzazz, so that's what happened here.

2020 Nissan Almera specs summary in Malaysia.

Nissan Almera 'GT-R'

The Almera's HR10DET engine.

As covered before, the all-new Almera's 1.0-litre, three-cylinder turbocharged mill (100 PS/152 Nm) uses the same 'Mirror Bore Coating' technology seen in its way sportier, way pricier GT-R cousin. 

Maybe the power figures are nothing to write home about, but that doesn't mean you can't play with how it looks. 

Enter Ninto Trust Shop's customised Almera. It's been visually reworked all around with a fibreglass bodykit encompassing the front and rear bumpers, side skirts and of course, a massive GT wing. 

The rear part also features quad-exhaust tips! Fancy stuff. 

Photo credit: Ninto Trust Shop

There's upgraded suspension (note the lower ride height), sportier tyres and Nismo LMGT-4 replica wheels on all four corners. 

But what if I drive an older Almera?

We know, we know - moving on from a car you've had for so long can be a little sentimental, so you might like to explore the route of transplating the entire face and engine from the new Almera to your older one.

Photo credits: Pongsaton Naynakon.

Of course, this is also a work from our friends in Thailand. 

So much Almera, got anything for Toyota Vios and Yaris fans?

With the new 2021 Toyota Vios facelift coming in December (besides the recently open for booking new 2021 Toyota Yaris facelift), it's probably a good time to look for customisation options. 

Then maybe this Drive68 kit will tickle your fancy. Or if a simple bodykit doesn't cut it for you, maybe you'd like to wait for the upcoming Vios GR Sport?

Cool, but I want something different!

A Nissan to Nissan conversion is overplayed you say? A simple bodykit is too mild? Then, wait for this Mercedes-Benz bodykit - more when we have it.