Before the week ends, Nissan will be unveiling an all-new Almera over in the US. But that isn't stopping them from giving the subcompact sedan a bit more zest before the current model bows out. The car now gets the N-Sport treatment, which sees a host of cosmetic changes on the outside.
The N-Sport line first started with the Juke, and now the Almera gets the same makeover. At the front is a re-profiled bumper, which is unique to this variant. There are faux air intakes on each corner, along with a deeper front apron and honeycomb pattern for the center intake. It even gets a different set of alloy wheels which is exclusive to the N-Sport.
Not only that, the Almera N-Sport also gets a pair of more prominent side skirts, giving the car a 'lowered' appearance. At the rear, there's a trunk lip spoiler plus a bumper kit to complement the one in front. There's also an N-Sport badge on the trunk lid to show the public that it's the top of the line Almera. Like the rest of the updated Almera range, the N-Sport comes with a touchscreen audio system courtesy of Blaupunkt.
At the moment, Nissan Philippines Inc. has yet to announce the pricing for this special edition Almera. Given that it will be the range-topping model, we're expecting its price to be slightly higher than the 1.5VL variant, which retails for Php 933,000.
As for the all-new Almera, it will make its global reveal on Friday, April 12, 2019. That car is expected to have Nissan's latest design language, along with technologies such as Intelligent Mobility. It will also ride on a new platform, which is shared with its hatchback counterpart, the Micra, as well as the Renault Clio.