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Malaysian rendering maestro Theophilus Chin has given us his take on the next-generation Nissan Almera, drawing inspiration from the 2017 Nissan March. The relation? Well, the Almera sedan is based on the previous-generation March/Micra.

For this exercise, the Micra’s front end is used, and the sedan rendering also applies the full-length character line which stretches from along the top of the headlamps, and runs above the tail lights. Meanwhile, the lower door crease across front and rear doors appear identical to the one on the Micra. The upturned kink at the rear window is retained from the Micra, albeit in a more sedan-friendly fashion.

The boomerang-styled tail lights from the Micra are replaced here with the ones from the Sylphy, for a more reserved style more suited to a sedan.

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As for the March/Micra itself, the hatchback comes with the choice of three engines: a 0.9 litre HR09DET three-cylinder turbo petrol (90 hp/140 Nm with +10 Nm over boost), 1.0 litre BR10DE three-cylinder NA petrol (73 hp/95 Nm) and a 1.5 litre K9K four-cylinder diesel (90 hp/220 Nm).

All are mated to a five-speed manual transmission, with a continously variable transmission in the works. In terms of its safety package, the Nissan Intelligent Driving suite is standard on the March, which includes Lane Departure Prevention, Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian recognition, Intelligent Around View Monitor, Traffic Sign Recognition, High Beam Assist and Blind Spot Warning.

So, what do you think of the hatchback’s rendering as a sedan?

GALLERY: 2017 Nissan March