The 2023 Nissan Almera (called the Versa in North America) has recently made its debut, and it gets quite a glow-up considering this is just a mid-cycle facelift. Along for the ride, at least for the United States, is more standard equipment across the board.
Immediately noticeable is the dramatic new front end of the 2023 Nissan Almera. It gets redesigned LED headlights that integrate neatly into the significantly wider and taller V-Motion grille, nearly occupying more than half of its front fascia. There’s also a new set of 17-inch alloy wheels to complement the sharper front end, while the rest of the vehicle carries over unchanged.
The interior of the 2023 Nissan Almera also remains largely unchanged. The 8-inch Nissan Connect infotainment system continues to provide infotainment duties natively through its own operating system or via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In the United States, the top trim SR variant benefits from a built-in WiFi hotspot and a host of standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility driver-assistance tech, though only the SR gets adaptive cruise control.
For North America, the Almera gets a 1.6-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 122 hp and 154 Nm of torque and is mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT. The ASEAN market Almera will most likely continue to feature a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo gasoline engine that produces 100 hp and 152 Nm of torque for the CVT and 160 Nm for manual-equipped variants.
The 2023 Nissan Almera will head to North American dealers this fall of 2022, while a local launch could most likely happen in the second half of 2023 or early 2024.