In November Togliatti start releasing soplatformenny Logan sedan Nissan Almera sized Renault Fluence.
Despite a familiar name, known to us from Almeria to new AvtoVAZ car did not bind. First sedan with code G11, built on the same basic platform B, as the Renault Logan, was presented at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2005 as the Nissan Bluebird Sylphy. Since 2008, it has become available in China as a "simple» Sylphy, and to Taiwan — as "simply» Bluebird.
In the Russian office of the Nissan, however, the apparent similarity of the coming of Almeria from the Japan-China-Taiwan machine refute — the model, they say, was developed specifically for the Russian. But, apparently, it is only on adaptation, details of which are still secret.
One train — at a price Tolyatti Almera will focus on a trio of Solaris-Polo-Rio. A take is, first of all, the size — the original Japanese Bluebird Sylphy 4610 mm in length by only 10 mm shorter than the sedan-schooler Renault Fluence (and 240 mm longer than Solaris), and the difference in wheelbase they have only three millimeters: 2703 mm at Renault and 2,700 mm at Nissan. Volume nissanovskogo luggage — 504 liters.
Japanese choice of engines — petrol units is 1.5 (109 hp, 148 Nm) and 2.0 (133 hp, 191 Nm). Can be combined with the first four-step "automatic", the second — CVT Xtronic. On what power plants are in the Russian car is not reported.
The main challenge facing the "rebirth" of Almeria — helping Nissan to increase the share of the Russian market from the current 5.2% to 7% by 2016.
In Togliatti preparing for this car assembly site, which includes a new body and paint shop. Start of sales planned for early 2013, and the public display of the model will be held at the Moscow International Motor Show on August 29 of this year.