This is the new Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package Concept, which made its global premiere at the Super GT International Series Malaysia 2013 in Sepang yesterday. It is an attempt by Nissan Motorsports International (Nismo) to spruce up the Almera family sedan in both its aesthetic and dynamic aspects.
In essence it’s a simple Nismo-branded bodykit and suspension tune-up job, and is only labelled as a concept as the package is not yet available anywhere in the world. The Malaysia market will get it towards the end of the year, placed as an alternative to the Impul package (silver car pictured below) that’s readily available since the Almera’s local launch.
Despite the name, there’s no performance boost on offer here. The ‘performance’ package includes Nismo front and rear extensions, side skirts, boot lid spoiler, 17-inch alloy wheels and exhaust muffler. Unseen is the Nismo sports suspension (uprated springs and dampers).
This particular show car is also dressed up with extra bits and pieces such as carbonfibre side mirror covers, body decals, contrasting silver roof, smoked front grille, sports seats and steering wheel. No word on pricing yet. You’ll know more when we do.