The Golf-rivaling Nissan Almera successor has been spied once more wearing a production body, prior to a confirmed 2014 reveal.
Nissan has high hopes for the Almera successor as they believe it will be a worthy adversary for what many people consider to be the king in this segment, the Volkswagen Golf. The five-door hatchback is going to be manufactured in Sunderland, UK and will be sold with an entirely new name which is probably a good move since the Almera and Tiida failed in Europe.
The car’s styling is said to be influenced by the Invitation concept and second-gen Qashqai while development of the model has been conducted at Nissan’s Technical Center Europe in Bedfordshire, UK. It will allegedly come with a self-parking system, a full-length panoramic sunroof and a low-cost satellite navigation system.
We’ve seen the interior cabin in a previous spy photo but most likely the modest dashboard was a mockup to hide the true design. As far as motorization is concerned, Nissan said they will compete with the Golf VII “from BlueMotion to GTI” and they will do it at a more attainable price.
The Nissan Almera successor will be revealed this year and most likely it will hit European dealerships in the first half of 2015.