Nissan Almera (from 1995 to 2000 release)
Nissan Almera - family of compact cars. Almera - the reliable and unpretentious car of a golf class, with the low cost and the balanced set of consumer qualities.
The first display of Nissan Almera took place in 1995 in Frankfurt. This car with 3-and a 5-door body "hatchback" succeeded the Nissan Sunny model. Both modifications of Almera are slightly shorter than the predecessors. However, thanks to a rational design neither the driver, nor passengers test inconvenience. At the beginning of 1996 the 4-door Almera sedan appeared.
Appearance and interior of the car is updated. Nissan Almera II style became not just modern. Dynamic the cowl and back wings make impressions of the movement, even when the car costs. Characteristic "nostrils" front grilles not only attract attention to an emblem, but also accurately show family likeness from Nissan Primera which was successfully starting earlier. For success in the most difficult S-class for the competition where Nissans Almera resist such rivals as Opel Astra, Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, the Japanese and English designers were necessary to create really memorable image. The sports subject of forms of a body has something in common with characteristics of high technologies, and the line of a roof of the hatchback already received the name "serfingovy tail" among experts. Except esthetic tasks such roof carries out also a spoiler role, increasing efficiency of air streams.
There is not a lot of external changes, but they are well noticeable. The main changes of appearance of the car concern a forward and back part of a body. The updated forward part gives to the car absolutely new, characteristic image, on style bringing closer it to new Primera. On both parties of a front grille of a prompt form typical for design of the Nissan cars, new effective block headlights of projector type with stylish, transparent glasses of lenses are located. Reflectors have rims of titanic color that gives to the car a modern hi-tech look. Changes of a forward part of the car include a new bumper of the pointed form, same, as well as in the last Primera. In the lower part of a bumper the wide opening of an air inlet and fog lights of projector type from each party is located. A back part of the car is modernized, including the design of a bumper emphasizing the updated back lamps was reversed. Ultramodern indexes of turn, marker lights, stoplights and back fog lights are united in a block lamp. The updated Almera is equipped ten-spoke 16 with inch light-alloy rims or, depending on modification, cast disks with seven-spoke caps. Five new are added to the color scale of a body of Almera consisting of ten primary colors.
Since January, 2003 the Nissan company offers the buyers one more diesel modification of the Nissan Almera model. The novelty received the new 1,5-liter turbodiesel engine equipped by system of direct injection of Common rail fuel. Power of this unit makes 60 kW (82 h.p.), and the maximum torque in 185 Nanometers is reached already on 2 000 revolutions per minute. With the new Nissan Almera engine about hundred kilometers per hour in 14,4 seconds accelerate from scratch, and its maximum speed makes 168 kilometers per hour. At the same time the average expense of the car of fuel with a 1,5-liter turbodiesel makes only 4,7 liters on hundred kilometers of a way. Also there was a 2,2-liter turbodiesel engine with the 81 kW direct injection (110 h.p.)
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