2015 Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Packs 101 HP in Malaysia

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Introduced in October 2011, the Japanese car manufacturer’s N17-gen Altima is the typical B-segment econosaloon for the Asian market. It’s what anyone would call a woeful, dreary means of personal transport, but when it’s styled with the NISMO Performance Package, suddenly it appears to be a more enticing vehicle to behold.
The pre-facelift N17 Nissan Almera was adorned with a front fascia design that may lead you into believing this is just a smiley face on four wheels, but with the facelift, designers revamped various exterior bits of the facelifted N17 Almera such as the headlights, the bezels of the fog lights and redesigned bumpers.

It still isn’t the type of car that makes jaws drop and people go wow, especially that boring and plasticky interior, but the NISsanMOtorsport is here to the rescue and the finished product isn’t half bad. White paint, black-painted front grille, some red paint to highlight the side skirts, front lip spoiler and faux diffuser at the rear, joined by a little boot spoiler to spruce it up some more.

All of the aforementioned plus 16-inch rims that wear Continental rubber, better suspension and sports exhaust system complete the NISMO kit for the Malaysia-spec Nissan Almera facelift. As for pricing, the visuals costs around $2,550. Add the suspension and exhaust and you’re looking at roughly $4,000.

More or less the same as the Nissan Almera that is sold in India and China, the Malaysia-spec is offered with amenities like a 6.5-inch multimedia touchscreen running an Android-powered navi, with pricing starting from about $18,250 (64,960 Malaysian Ringgit). The only downside of opting for the NISMO treatment is that you still get only a 101 HP / 139 Nm (103 lb-ft) 1.5-liter four-cylinder mated to a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed auto. That's not even on par with the Nissan Note NISMO, which is kinda sad.
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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