| Izah Azahari |
TAKING on the reins to prove the fuel efficiency of the Nissan Almera, owners participated in the Almera Eco 2000 Drive Challenge to Kuching Sarawak, from December 4 to 8.
Of the 10 participating cars, Zuriami bin Zukifli locked in the best fuel consumption with just 18.37km/litre and won the grand prize of $2,000 during the presentation ceremony at the Nissan showroom yesterday.
Tan Teck Hock, Sales Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd presented the prizes to the winners. Zuraimi’s fuel consumption was remarkable considering each car had three people on board, including luggage and other equipment in the boot.
The eco drive to Kuching was a clear testament to the astounding fuel efficiency of the Nissan Almera. The average for all 10 cars was 16.34km/litre, which is beyond the quoted 14.9km/litre. During the challenge, all 10 cars were driven at speeds of 80 and 110km/h through tough terrains, winding rural roads and uphill obstacles.
Thanks to the HR15DE engine that spins freely and reacts quickly, gear changes are leisurely at best that delivers heightened engine performance.
Executive Manager, Lim Jin Lee also made a short speech followed by a prize presentation for the Nissan Brunei Facebook competition to Masitah Hj Yaakub who received 49 likes.
The ‘eco’ Nissan Almera offers a roomy interior that exemplifies a contemporary living room with plenty of space. Surprisingly, its class-leading rear seat roominess is beyond expectations as the knee-room of 636mm wide provides enough trunk space for the rear passengers, creating comfort riding, especially when travelling long distances.
Widely acclaimed for its quality, space and comfortable ride, Nissan Almera offers an uncompromising upscale feeling, versatility and refinement that are definitely a pleasure to own. These provide a touch of classiness and smart feeling to the driver and passengers alike. Each element has been evolved to deliver a powerful presence and the inspiration of another breakthrough achievement in its class.
Built with a reputation of ‘affordable dynamic sedan’, Almera is a well-designed, functional sedan suitable for people from all walks of life.
“It is not a tuxedo or a dress, but most likely the suit you wear every day,” as cited by the Nissan chief product specialist.