Nissan Almera: Past vs. present


The fourth-gen Almera has finally arrived here, and with it are a host of updates designed and engineered to elevate the nameplate.

Interested to find out what these are? Join us as we break down the difference between the past and present models of the Nissan Almera.


Nissan gave the Almera a major facelift and dropped the old rounded designs of the outgoing model. The curved headlamps and disk-shaped fog lights are now replaced by sharp and aggressive headlights and front fog

The lighting setup at the front end now flanks a refreshed radiator grille which features the new chrome V-motion design. The old horizontal bars behind the Nissan emblem are now substituted with a honeycomb layout.


At the side are new body-colored door handles which were either chrome-plated or matte black on the old model. The newer model now comes with either 15-inch steelies, 15-inch alloys, or 16-inch N-Sport alloy wheels. On the other hand, the outgoing model only came in either 14-inch steelies or 15-inch alloy wheels.

Moving toward the back, the next-gen Almera now has sharp lines that complement the similarly distinct LED taillamps that are standard across the board.

Overall, the new Nissan Almera looks snappier than ever.


Nissan also worked heavily on the new Almera’s interior.

The old model reflected the rounded design elements from its exterior. Its A/C vents, door handles, and A/C controls are all circular in shape. And like its dated looks, its infotainment was also out of fashion.


Fortunately, Nissan replaced it with sleek-looking elements that made the sedan’s cabin actually worth spending time in.

The analog gauges on the instrument panel are now joined by either a seven-inch TFT meter with integrated drive-assist display and the infotainment is now updated to an eight-inch advanced touchscreen display audio unit.


In-car audio is also upgraded with the new Almera offering either four or six speakers depending on the variant.

Also replacing the old rounded steering wheel is the D-shaped steering wheel that looks pretty much the same as the one on the new Terra.


The fourth-gen Almera now sports a 1.0-liter turbocharged, inline, three-cylinder engine mated to either a five-speed manual or Nissan’s Xtronic CVT. It produces 99 horses with 152 to 160Nm of torque.

The outgoing model packs either a 1.2 or a 1.5-liter powerplant mated to either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. The old powertrain setup gives the 1.2-liter engine 77 horses while it gives the larger 1.5-liter mill around 97hp.


The old Nissan Almera had the Nissan Safety Shield. It included an anti-lock braking system, brake assist, electronic brake-force distribution, a couple of airbags, and Nissan’s zone body construction. On top of that, it had a rear parking sensor and speed-sensing door locks.


Meanwhile, the new Almera is equipped with an updated version of the Safety Shield, the Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It added an intelligent around-view monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, intelligent forward-collision warning system, intelligent emergency braking, blind-spot warning, and hill start assist on top of the standard safety suite.

Photos from Nissan

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