Nissan Almera 1.5 Review
Design Departure

Story and Photos by Jeremy Torr
19 Oct 2015


What attracts a buyer to a car? Is it curvaceous lines, a cool and aggressive stance, funky LED everything and the spine-tingling whine of a turbo pulling away? If it is, then most buyers would walk right past the new Nissan Almera.

Let's face it, the Almera 1.5M is basic. It looks like an elongated Nissan March with a boot tacked on, offers a manual gearbox driven by a naturally aspirated engine, has electric bulb (!) lights, is built in Thailand and has steel wheels for goodness sakes. It's full on old-school technology.

But sometimes, that old-school tech comes together so well it beats the show-ponies. That's the Almera. It doesn't pretend to be anything special so when you get in and drive it's a surprise to find it goes, handles, accommodates and works really rather well indeed - and all at a bargain old-school price.

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Engine Capacity 1498cc
Engine Type Inline 4
Compression Ratio 10.1:1
Bore x Stroke (78 x 78.4)mm
Power 99bhp @ 6000rpm
Torque 134Nm @ 4000rpm
Power to Weight 98.5 bhp per ton


Acceleration 13.1s (0-100 km/h)
Fuel Consumption (combined) 14.5 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 5 -speed Manual
Drive Type FF


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(4425 x 1695 x 1500) mm
Wheelbase 2590 mm
Turning Circle 5.2 metres
Kerb Weight 1005 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 41 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Drums