AVTOVAZ Launches Production of New Nissan Almera

AVTOVAZ Launches Production of New Nissan Almera

The new Nissan Almera is the result of a joint effort by AVTOVAZ and Renault-Nissan Alliance. The new model was first unveiled the summer of 2012 at the Moscow Motor Show, and is available from car dealerships starting from the spring of 2013.

The new model promises to become a near-perfect solution for a secure, practical average Russian citizen who can afford a reasonably-priced car.

The new Almera is 4,656 mm long, 1,695 mm wide and 1,522 mm tall.

The front of the new car is easily recognizable as a modern Nissan, with its typical design features: a wide radiator grille with four inlets and chromium-finish outside door handles. The chromium finish is not only part of the Nissan Almera design, but also part of the new anticorrosive technologies developed specifically with the Russian market in mind.
The spacious 500-liter trunk is not very obvious, obscured by an inclining line of the roof and the rear window, with its smooth transition into the trunk lid. The only thing missing is a way to fold the rear seats to put long objects into the trunk. On the upside, there is space underneath the trunk floor to keep a full-size spare tire.

All components of the interior are familiar from the Logan: a steering wheel adjustable for height only, the dashboard, and a huge gear stick. The key difference between Almera and Logan в is the Nissan Connect multimedia system with its five-inch touchscreen capable of displaying 2D and 3D navigation maps, available as an option.

Almera is based on the B0 platform, making it an even closer relative of Renault Logan, with its characteristic vast amount of room in the backseat.

The Almera is powered by a 1.6L (98 cu in) gasoline engine with 75 kW (102 hp) output and 145 Nm (107 ft.lbf) torque. Almera can come equipped with either a five-speed manual transmission or a four-mode automatic transmission.

Almera is a hardy car designed for rough conditions thanks to its chassis structure. Almera’s improved chassis has a MacPherson strut in the front and torsion bar suspension in the rear.

Nissan Almera is available in three versions:

Welcome, Comfort and upscale version Tekna. A Welcome with the most basic set of options and a manual transmission will set a buyer back RUB 429,000 (approximately USD 14,000 at the current exchange rate).