Nissan has reincarnated the Almera, which was a popular vehicle amongst many consumers, especially the rental car companies.
The new Almera, although bigger, does not look oversized from the outside. On the contrary, the inside feels spacious and airy thanks to the large windows, while the boot will swallow whatever you throw at it with ease.
The overall package is good and for the price (from R168 900) it is definitely a lot of bang for your buck. In this regard, Nissan is following the Korean manufacturers’ route in creating a C-segment family vehicle that is spacious, comfortable and has all the basics as standard.
The drive of the vehicle is reasonable, but don’t expect mind-blowing acceleration or power. This vehicle is designed to be a conservative family car that will take you from point A to point B in comfort. On the road it’s light and easy to drive, but on rough surfaces feels a bit choppy.
All in all this is a good value for money, basic family vehicle. ❐
Author: Azim Omar CA(SA) is a member of SAGMJ.
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