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Driving in Metro Manila is considered a matter of survival. A few years back, the capital region defended its title of the world’s worst city to drive in according to Waze, and for good reason.

One minute you’ve managed to get through a pothole-riddled road, the next minute you’re stuck in the metro gridlock. Case in point: Those coming from the South are no stranger to exiting relatively open highways and entering traffic-congested thoroughfares.

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Only in the Philippines does a driver experience the same [unfortunate] circumstances on a daily basis, but still be caught off guard by what the obstacle course of roads has to offer.

To make driving in Metro Manila bearable, local car owners are opting for more capable vehicles, like the all-new Nissan Almera. The Japanese carmaker recently launched the smart and stylish sedan to compete in the passenger car segment, but more importantly, handle such challenges with ease.

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Here are 5 ways the all-new Nissan Almera ensures a secure ride through the metro:

Eases speed changes

Part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) suite, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning assists in dealing with sudden slowdowns in metro traffic. This alerts the driver of sudden deceleration by the vehicle ahead. So, picture this: you're traversing EDSA when the car in front of you makes an abrupt lane change. This safety feature has your back and will help you handle speed changes with ease.

Lets you park effortlessly

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The 360-degree Around View Monitor—also under NIM—helps manage the precise task of parallel parking in the city. Through a virtual bird’s-eye view, the support tech visually confirms the all-new Nissan Almera’s position in relation to parking space lines and adjacent objects. That's all your fears about getting in and out tight parking slots solved!

Consumes less fuel in harsh conditions

Whereas the horrendous traffic situation in Metro Manila results in cars using more gas than usual, the updated sedan cushions the blow with its 23km/L fuel efficiency. It maximizes consumption without having to compromise power. Read: you cover more ground and your wallet doesn't take a big hit. More budget for other utilites and even shopping!

Allows for easier acceleration

The all-new Nissan Almera is equipped with a lighter 1.0-liter turbocharged three-cylinder gasoline engine, which generates 99hp and 152Nm of torque. The powertrain delivers smoother acceleration especially when you’re out on the freeway. When you want power to clear and cover ground, this ride has more than enough you can count on.

Provides a comfortable interior

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Getting stuck in traffic is less harrowing thanks to the next-generation subcompact sedan’s improved and roomy cabin. The spacious interior now features Single-zone Automatic Air-conditioning, while the driver and the front passenger get Zero-Gravity Seats.

You can charge your devices with the available USB ports, as well as synchronize your smartphone with Apple CarPlay to access your favorite apps via the 8” Advanced Touch Screen Display Audio. Whether a trip out with your friends or family, comfort, convenience, and entertainment are guaranteed.

The all-new Nissan Almera is locally available in four variants—EL Turbo MT, VE Turbo MT, VE Turbo CVT, VL Turbo N-Sport CVT—and six different color schemes: Galaxy Black, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Premium Corona Orange, Cayenne Red, Pearl White (additional P15,000). Pricing starts at P728,000, depending on the variant.

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Learn more about the new Nissan Almera by going to Nissan Philippines’ website.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with Nissan.