Nissan's smallest sedan, the Almera, has been around for quite some time now. In fact, it's one of the oldest designs Nissan have for passenger cars, now standing at eight years at the time of writing. But that's about to change come next Friday.
On April 12, the all-new Almera will make its global premiere not at a factory or a motor show, but on the beach. Rather unusually, the small sedan will be shown at the 2019 Rock the Ocean's Tortuga Music Festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in the United States.
Now they don't have the Almera name in the U.S.; the name they use for the same model is Versa, and that's what Nissan will be launching.
As for the car itself, there's still little information surrounding it. Nissan has kept a tight lid on the car and, given that its reveal is in a week and a half from now, they did a good job preventing any specification leaks. So for now, all specs have yet to be confirmed and are still up for speculation.
It is, however, appearing to be certain that the 2020 Almera will share the same platform as the Nissan Micra. In turn, the Micra also lends its chassis to the Renault Clio. That means the Almera is likely to be the first of the new-generation of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance small cars to come in four-door sedan form.
With that in mind, will the 2020 Almera also form the basis of the next-generation Mitsubishi Mirage G4 as well? Former Mitsubishi Motors chief operating officer Trevor Mann has confirmed in the past that the Mirage hatchback will be closely related to the Nissan Micra and Renault Clio. The possibility of the Nissan-based Mirage G4 could soon be a reality under the Alliance.
Note: Photo in main is current-generation Nissan Almera. Click here for spy photos