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Spacious and affordable, a Used Nissan Almera for Sale at Group 1 is the perfect family car thanks to its plenty of legroom and comfort. Underneath the Almera’s beautiful exterior is a myriad of safety features and luxuries, making it an extremely popular vehicle. Plus, with its great resale value, it is easy to understand why they move so quickly off our showrooms in Kuils River, Stellenbosch, Uitenhage or Port Elizabeth.

Know Your Used Nissan Almera Models

The Nissan Almera has a long history starting with the first generation Almera replaced the Nissan Sunny in 1995. The Almera 1998 model featured a facelift in which the bumpers were redesigned, and the sportier models, such as the Si/SRi received front splitters. The Almera Gti also received an all-round body kit, lip spoilers and integrated brake lights.

The second generation Almera was launched in 2000 and was available until the Almera 2006 edition. It featured smoother lines than the previous generation, the second generation Almera was exceptionally popular worldwide, especially here in South Africa where they were built in Pretoria. The second generation also received a facelift with the Almera 2003-2006 models. The facelifted models featured updated styling, new engines and a retuned suspension. The second generation facelift also introduced the Almera 2.2 dCi, one of the fastest Nissans of the time. The current generation Almera has built on the legacy of its predecessors and has proven to be every bit as popular and loved as the older Nissan Almera models.

For your convenience we have included a list of the most popular Almera models vehicle generation breakdown below:

1st Generation Nissan Almera
1995 – 2000

In 1995 the very first Nissan Almera was launched to great fanfare. It was designed to be a replacement for the popular Nissan Sunny, but very quickly surpassed its predecessor in the hearts and minds of the world’s driving population.

This first-generation Almera came standard with some rather impressive features for its time, which included power steering, a driver airbag, electric mirrors and a stereo system. The Almera received a cosmetic facelift for 1998 model year, and while it retained its appealing luxury and safety features its new look consisted of:

  • A re-designed front bumper
  • Front splitters in the Si and SRi trim levels
  • An all-round bodykit as standard on the GTi trim level

The telescopic radio aerial was also replaced by the “bee-sting” aerial on all Almera trim levels.

Did You Know? Nissan originally tried an unconventional approach to its advertising in countries like the UK when it came to introducing the public to the first-generation Nissan Almera. It did this by naming it the “the car they don’t want you to drive” in their advertising slogan, a strange move that paid off handsomely as it established the brand as something out of the norm and created a demand for it that was unprecedented at the time. This resulted in the creation of many special edition Almera cars, all of which went on to show impressive growth and sales figures across the globe during the 1990’s.

1st Generation Nissan Almera at a Glance

Power Train


  • 1.4 L petrol
  • 1.6 L petrol
  • 2.0 L petrol
  • 2.0 L diesel


  • 5-speed manual

Body Style

  • 3-door hatchback
  • 4-door saloon
  • 5-door hatchback

Assembly Plant

  • Oppama Plant Japan


  • Wheelbase 2,535 mm
  • Length 4,120 mm
  • Width 1,690 mm
  • Height 1,395 mm

Curb Weight

  • 1,035 kg

2nd Generation Nissan Almera
2000 – 2006

The second-generation Nissan Almera which was launched in January 2000 was a lot different to the previous generation, and consisted of a more stylishly appealing look that included smoother curved body lines. Assembled both in the UK and locally here in South Africa, this generation of Almera maintained strong worldwide sales up to the point where it was discontinued in 2006.

One of the big differences between this and the previous generation of Almera, was that it now offered even better handling, tyre grip and drive dynamics due to a range of improved body and mechanical characteristics. Because of this the second-generation Nissan Almera was more sure-footed and stable on the road and offered exceptionally nimble drive characteristics, which were not something often found in a family car of this period.

In 2003 the Almera received a facelift, which brought it in line with modern vehicle design trends thanks to its updated styling. This facelift was not just cosmetic however, as it also included a retuned suspension, a choice of new engines and an updated and improved vehicle interior. This version of the Almera offered an improvement on the already impressive road handling of the Almera, as well as quieter drive characteristics.

Did You Know? This version of the Almera was a direct result of the Nissan and Renault partnership, and the chassis was so impressive that it was also used as the base for the new Nissan Primera and Nissan Almera Tino. Additionally, the five-door Almera hatchback (which was not available in South Africa) was sold in Australia and New Zealand as part of the Nissan Pulsar range.

2nd Generation Nissan Almera at a Glance

Power Train


  • 1.5 L petrol
  • 1.5 L diesel
  • 1.8 L petrol
  • 2.2 L diesel


  • 5-speed manual

Body Style

  • 3-door hatchback
  • 4-door saloon
  • 5-door hatchback

Assembly Plant

  • Rosslyn, South Africa
  • Sunderland, United Kingdom


  • Wheelbase 2,535 mm
  • Length 4,184 mm
  • Width 1,706 mm
  • Height 1,448 mm

Curb Weight

  • 1,285 kg

The Evolution of the Modern Almera

The modern Almera that is available in South Africa is not a third generation vehicle, but is in fact an all new car that uses the Almera name. It is however designed and built to continue the legacy of the original Nissan Almera that so many South African’s have come to love over the years. Because of this we have opted not to refer to the current Nissan Almera as a third or 4th generation vehicle. It is in fact a unique tribute to an iconic car that offers the following high end specs:

Model Almera 1.5 Acenta MT Almera 1.5 Acenta AT
Transmission 5-speed Manual 4-speed Auto
Power 73kW 73kW
Torque 134Nm 134Nm
Airbags Driver & Passenger Driver & Passenger
Additional Safety ABS, EBD and BA ABS, EBD and BA

Our Used Almera Valid Value Promise

We’ve added to the great value of a second hand Nissan Almera by offering it with our Valid Value promise! All Almera that come with this promise have been thoroughly inspected by our mechanics and has a full service history available. Our Valid Value promise means that your car has been thoroughly inspected by our expert mechanics and is fully covered by our 20 Day Exchange Policy. Not only that, but we also offer an optional 2 Year Warranty for your driving peace of mind.Our Valid Value Promise means that when you drive away, you are driving away in a reliable Used Nissan Almera.

Pre-Owned Nissan Almera for Sale

The Nissan Almera has always been a popular car in South Africa and since the return of the 2013 Almera into the South African market, popularity has only increased thanks to its affordability and top-class comfort.

The latest version of the Nissan Almera comes with a 73kW petrol engine through a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission, ensuring that you get plenty of power while still getting 6.3-litres per 100km. It also comes with standard safety features such as ABS, EBD and BA. If you would like to know more about the specs of the latest generation of the Nissan Almera, then please take a look at our Almera brochure archive below:

The South African Nissan Almera

  • Nissan Almera 2017
  • Nissan Almera 2016 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2015 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2014
  • Nissan Almera 2013 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2012 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2011 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2010 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2009 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2008 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2007 (Coming Soon)
  • Nissan Almera 2006 (Coming Soon)

Please Note! We are in the process of sourcing the older Nissan Almera Year Model Brochures and will be adding them as we receive them.

Older Model Nissan Almera Cars

Although older model Almera cars are still popular in the used vehicle market, we are not always able to source them or some of the older brochures. If you are looking for information on pre-2006 models such as the Nissan Almera 2005, Nissan Almera 2004 or Nissan Almera 2003, then please feel free to contact us at one of our Group 1 Nissan Showrooms using the contact numbers supplied below.

Used Nissan Almera in Cape Town

Purchase a Used Nissan Almera in Kuils River
Tel: 021 900 5200

Purchase a Used Nissan Almera in Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 887 6900

Used Nissan Almera in Gauteng

Purchase a Used Almera in Johannesburg
Tel: 010 593 4393

Used Nissan Almera Eastern Cape

Purchase a Used Almera in Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 994 1800

Purchase a Used Almera in Uitenhage
Tel: 041 994 1800

Own a Pre-Owned Nissan Almera Today!

Enjoy a quality pre-owned vehicle that offers timeless style, modern safety features, abundant luxury features and reliable driveability when you purchase a Used Nissan Almera for Sale at Group 1. Contact us to speak to one of our dedicated pre-owned consultants, and get on the road with an affordable Nissan Almera today.


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