The chassis, for example, features a suspension that combines robust struts with an anti-roll bar up front and a rear beam axle set up in the back. Additionally, its 6.3-inch ground clearance would easily clear most of L.A.’s concrete parking blocks and steeply angled driveways. More extreme items include skidplates to protect the engine and fuel and brake lines. The Almera also features extensive anti-corrosion treatment throughout the undercarriage and the chrome accents used for the front grille and door handles.
Power comes from a 1.6-liter gasoline I-4 rated at 102 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a five-speed manual and a four-speed automatic. With an overall wheelbase and length of 106.3 and 183.3 inches respectively, the Almera slots in between the U.S.-spec Sentra and 2013 Nissan Altima in terms of size. Nissan says the Almera boasts class-leading passenger and cargo room and a long list of standard features including heated outside mirrors, fog lamps, and power door locks. The range-topping Tekna model includes air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, and available navigation.