"We have ambitious expansion plans in Russia and the new Almera will play a central role in that growth," said François Goupil de Bouille, Managing Director, Nissan Russia.
"To create the car we have taken the best engineers from Japan, Europe and Russia and immersed them in the specific demands of the region. The new Nissan Almera is a Russian car through and through, but one which benefits from the engineering and design expertise developed by Nissan globally. It is perfectly in tune with the needs and expectations of Russian consumers," he added.
"The new Nissan Almera is an important car for Nissan and an important car for Russia. It brings a new dynamic to the vital mainstream market by offering an upscale feel and D-segment spaciousness but at a B-segment price. And by generating jobs on the production line and in the supplier chain, Nissan is investing in the country's future.
"We have gone to great lengths to create a car that will not only appeal to the increasingly more discerning Russian consumer in terms of looks, equipment and quality but one that will also cope with the unique demands of the market, the weather and the local road conditions," said François Goupil de Bouille.