The new 2024 Nissan Almera has officially arrived in the Philippines with sharper looks, a revised interior, and for the first time in a Philippine-market Nissan, connected car services that will revolutionize subcompact sedan ownership. The new Almera competes with the likes of the newly-refreshed Honda City, but how does the Almera stand out in a sea of subcompact sedans?
The 2024 Nissan Almera, which was first unveiled in the United States as the Versa, comes in three variants in the Philippines. All shipped from Thailand, the base Almera EL gets halogen headlights and steel wheels, while the VE and VL get full LED headlights and foglights, along with alloy wheels–15 inches on the VE and 16 inches on the VL. Whatever variant you choose, the Almera receives a revised front fascia with a bigger V-Motion grille, though the rest of the body is carried over unchanged. New for 2024, however, is the option of a two-tone paint for the VL.
Inside, the new 2024 Nissan Almera comes with a revised interior color scheme across all grades. The EL comes with a standard 2DIN radio and smart entry with push-button start. The VE and VL, on the other hand, benefit from a 7-inch digital gauge cluster, a new 8-inch Nissan Connect infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, remote engine start, and a soft padded dash with contrast stitching. There’s also climate control, and new for the first time in any Nissan is the availability of Nissan Connect Services for the VL variant.
Through a smartphone app, the new Almera allows owners to view the status of the vehicle as well as access remote features such as automatic collision notification, SOS Emergency, Car Finder, Remote Lock/Unlock, Maintenance Alert, and Speed/Zone Alert.
All variants of the new Nissan Alemera get a familiar 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo engine that produces 100 horsepower and 152 Nm of torque. New for this year is engine start/stop for VE and VL, along with cruise control. Speaking of driver convenience features, the Almera continues to be one of the few subcompact sedans to offer a suite of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), which in this case is called Nissan Intelligent Mobility. Fitted as standard to the VE is Forward Collision Warning, Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, while only the VL gets Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and High Beam Assist.
As for pricing, this is how much a new 2024 Nissan Almera now costs:
- EL Turbo MT – P839,000
- VE Turbo CVT – P1,059,000
- VL Turbo CVT – P1,149,000