Nissan launches Thailands first sedan eco-car- Nissan Almera
Nissan Motor Thailand, a subsidiary of Nissan today celebrated the launch of the all-new Nissan Almera- the first automaker to introduce a sedan under the Thai government’s eco-car program. With a more stylish exterior and spacious interior compared to other sub-compact cars in the market, top-class comfort and convenience, and the use of Nissan’s eco-friendly PURE DRIVE technology, the all-new Nissan Almera is designed to provide a more complete driving experience for our customers. The Almera is powered by a 1.2-liter, 3-cylinder engine with a maximum output of 79 PS (maximum torque of 106 Nm), available in both five-speed manual transmission and Nissan unique continuous variable transmission, the XTRONIC-CVT. It is also equipped with the Nissan’s advanced technology, the Idling stop system and offers excellent benefits; smooth riding, low CO2 emissions of 120g/km and very good fuel consumption at 20km/l.
The Almera is built on the V-platform, which is designed to realize excellent fuel efficiency through its light weight and increased body rigidity. This new sedan is the second product based on this platform, following
the Nissan March.
The all-new Almera is produced at NMT’s plant in Samutprakarn, Thailand, and is available in six grades, six different colors, from 429,000 baht to 599,000 baht ($13,943 to $19,546). The Almera is available at Nissan dealerships across Thailand from October 7, 2011.