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The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to introduce the Almera model on the Australian auto market in 2012.

According to caradvice.com.au, Nissan will bring its Almera model in Australia in 2012 and this will actually be a first step for the company to expand the markets on which their models will be available. Our source is also telling us that the Nissan Almera is being based on the same platform as the Micra, but even so, the Thai built light sedan is offering more room and it’s larger than its hatchback “brother”. The Nissan Almera which will go to Australia in 2012 is expected to carry the same engine range and transmissions as the Micra, but there’s no official word on that yet.

The Australian Nissan Almera might come equipped with the 1.5 liter engine and it’s expected to carry six airbags and electronic stability control (ESC) as standard, but this is all we know for know about the Japanese model. Besids bringing the Almera to Australia next year, Nissan will also launch a new Patrol (Y62 V8), the Leaf and the Pulsar, along with the Murano and the GT-R which will also get an update, according to our source.