In 1995 the Nissan Almera was introduced to new markets other than Europe. It came out as a sedan and hatchback.
This Almera is a pretty basic kind of family car with less fuel mileage and lower maintenance cost and available in three to four trim levels. And all of them are based on the powertrain and transmission system. The cheapest of all is around US$13,500 while the finest trim level begins from US$18,800.
The Almera provides enough base to save on fuel and maintenance. The drivetrains have been designed to cut down the running cost for this car. Well, the Almera features three different drivetrains while each one of them is offered in different territories.
The first one comes in with the 1.2 L 4-cylinder engine offering 79 hp of power at 78 lb-ft of torque. This is purely an economical drivetrain which even features cylinder deactivation or the idling stop. Further, the drivetrain is mated with the continuous variable transmission that rejects more fuel consumption. Well, this drivetrain is offered in Thailand and its neighboring markets.
Rest of the market gets the 1.5 L 4-cylinder gasoline engine. It offers 100 hp of power at 99 lb-ft of torque. It comes with the 5-speed manual transmission and gets the 4-speed automatic as optional. But we prefer the manual tech because of its agile vectoring ratio.