Sold in South Africa as a Almera and other markets as a Versa, Nissan has removed the wraps off its all new sub-compact sedan. The new design features lower, wider and longer exterior dimensions while retaining the roomy interior space as the outgoing one. Design combines an all-new dramatic and expressive exterior with a fresh new interior clearly borrowed from the Micra, not a bad thing as it is neat well laid out. On first glance it gives an impression of a shrunken Maxima or Altima with the V-motion grille, boomerang-shaped headlamps and tail lamps, kick-up C-pillars and floating roof.
Under the hood you’ll find a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine offers 91kW and a 154Nm of torque paired with the a 5-speed manual transmission or a CVT.
This new model is surely a step up in terms of exterior and interior design in comparison with the outgoing one and certainly continue to be hit with private taxi services and rental fleets especially the roomy interior and spacious boot. On the sales chart it sell about 300 units per month and that is a good return for our market and so Nissan is on to something good here. With the Suzuki Ciaz receiving a facelift, this cannot come soon enough!