Retail sales of the Almera in the UK have increased by nearly a third while overall sales for the segment have increased by just 3% over the same period in 2003.
Most of this 85% increase is from sales of the Almera SE Extras. First introduced in January 2004, the Extras pack offers 16-inch alloy wheels plus a customer saving of £1,405 to the standard SE model. For September, the Extras pack, which is still available on the 1.5-litre model, now adds front fog lamps, worth £185, at no extra cost keeping the price of the SE Extras at £9,995.
Nissan has also enhanced the spec of the top of the range SXE model, which is available with both 1.8-litre petrol and 2.2dCi engines. Both gain an electric sunroof and rear parking sensors.
The 1.8-litre model gains the additional specification of ESP (electronic stability programme) whilst the 2.2dCi, which retains ESP, goes up in price by £200.