NISSAN Almera Tino (simply Tino in Japan) is a compact minivan based on the Sunny model (Japanese version of the Nissan Almera).
NISSAN ALMERA TINO 2004 FULL REVIEW
The car was first shown in the fall of 1998. The prototype of the European modification was presented at the Geneva Motor Show in the spring of 1999, and a year later it was launched at the Nissan Iberica Motor plant in Barcelona (Spain). The work on Tino took three years and was carried out mainly by European experts at the Nissan Technical Center in the UK. It is expected that the Almera Tino will gradually replace the already outdated 5-door wagon Sunny Traveler.
The compact high-capacity station wagon (UPV) Almera Tino is built on a single-type MS-type platform (medium-small), which also produces the 2000 Nissan Almera 2000 sedan and hatchback, and competes with European Renault Scenic and Opel Zatira. Despite the fact that in developing the design, the company's specialists focused on creating a car for the whole family, the key point was to achieve the most dynamic and sporty look. Almera Tino is 85 mm longer than the 3 and 5 door Nissan Almera, but with a length of 4270 mm it is shorter than many competitors among the OLA. With a height of 1610 mm and a width of 1760 mm, the Almera Tino is one of the most compact in its class.
The design of the Tino draws attention to itself: the body has a sleek sleek design, the sills give a swift appearance. Noteworthy and high vertical taillights, located on the pillars of the body, and functional headlights, unique to Europe.
The car has an original convertible salon. Available in several versions for the level of trim: Comfort, Ambience and Luxuri. Almera Tino brings the idea of "ultra-practicality" to the traditional interior of compact minivans, adding a number of new products that make the trip as comfortable and practical for all family members as possible. Despite the relatively short length of 4.27 m, the useful volume of the Tino saloon is one of the most impressive in the class. In the 5-seater cabin there are 24 different seat arrangements, optimally suited for many everyday situations. Thanks to the special mechanism, the seat cannot be pushed back if they are installed incorrectly. The two outer seats have an Isofix-type child seat anchorage that guarantees maximum safety when transporting young children. The side seats of the rear row can move in the longitudinal direction, they can independently deviate 6 degrees backward and 9 degrees forward, increasing the luggage space. The removed rear center seat provides an additional 200 mm of space. Even with all five seats, the outer rear seats of the Almera Tino are pushed forward 90 mm. The main advantage is the spacious trunk (440 liters) (when accommodating 5 passengers), the volume of which is easy to bring to 1030 liters by removing the rear row of seats. In addition, by folding the central rear seat, you can use two cup holders located on its back side, and its flat surface can be used as a table. Seats in Tino are high enough, and therefore do not get into the car, like in a regular car, but enter. And immediately you are amazed at the inner space - there is a feeling that you got into the car in a class above. The Almera Tino exceeds the Nissan Almera in width by 50 mm, which allowed designers to increase the space between the front seats. Specially designed center console, the design of the backs of the front seats and the shape of the head restraints, the additional space between the front seats - all this creates an excellent overview in the cabin of the car, including for observing children in the back seat. "Children's" places are clearly viewed by the driver in the rearview mirror. The idea of creating an open cabin atmosphere for children is another original decision of the company's designers. The rear seats are 25 mm higher than the front, which in combination with large windows makes the rear seats Almera Tino the most pleasant place for travelers.
The impression is reinforced by the unusual architecture of the front panel, which is made oblique - starting near the windshield, it smoothly goes down. The panel as it flows to the central part, topped with a climate control unit, and a successful game of upholstery colors enhances the feeling of lightness and airiness. Harmony violates too overloaded instrument panel. The pictograms, which in many modern cars can be seen only when the corresponding light comes on, were made not only constantly visible, but also striking: the metal edging of the speedometer is stuck to them. On the center console towers "music center", which includes a CD-receiver and FM-tuner. In addition to the head unit, the car is equipped with four speakers (one per door) and tweeters in the A-pillars. But the wheel - the main part of the cabin - exactly the same as on the ordinary "Almera". The bagel is covered with leather, there are thickening and perforation in the places of grip, and a remote control for music is located between the spokes.
All over the cabin are scattered all kinds of shelves, glove compartments, pockets, nets and other taynichki. Wherever you look, they are everywhere. Cup holders left and right on the front panel. To pick up a bottle or a glass of drink, now you don’t have to look around the cabin, distracting yourself from the road: took your left hand off the wheel and stretched it slightly forward. On the front there is a box, and under it is a niche for every little thing. On the ceiling there is a pocket with a microlift, where the owner of Tino is strongly recommended to put on sunglasses. Next door is a 3D ceiling lamp for interior lighting - a significant “lamp” with three sections, each of which has its own switch. Under each seat you can find a roomy box, and those that are under the rear seats, conceal baskets, similar to those in supermarkets. Shelves under the front seats should appeal to women: it is very convenient to store removable ("driver") shoes there.
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The newest 16V 1.8 and 2.0-liter engines with direct fuel injection into the combustion chambers with 120 and 135 hp are installed on the cars. The maximum speed is 155 and 165 km / h. At the same time, the 1.8-liter engine is completed with a 4-speed hydromechanical “automatic”, the 2.0-liter engine with a continuously variable CVT automatic transmission, basically based on a V-belt variator with a push-type metal belt, which, when pressed into the floor, spins the engine up to 5000 rpm But the difficulty lies in the fact that it is rather difficult to predict the action of the variator: energetic overclocking is uneven. The car starts to move reluctantly - low start failed. Then, as if thinking better, the car wakes up, and the acceleration becomes really overclocking. And so all the time. On the variator selector is located in the button "sport" - sports transmission mode! In this mode, the car literally follows the accelerator pedal! For some markets, a 1.6-liter gasoline unit is also provided.
Tino is equipped with disc brakes on all wheels and ABS. The braking dynamics are beyond all praise: the effort is easily dispensed, and it’s easy to keep the wheels on the verge of triggering the ABS. Thanks to the comfortable suspension, minor irregularities are practically not transmitted to the body, and the level of vertical accelerations is within acceptable limits. But serious holes are still better to go round by. Efforts on the steering wheel - just right. Roll in corners are small. Reactions to the actions of the wheel is very soft, elastic, but at the same time, quite fast and easily predictable. All this is fully preserved with the beginning of the slip of the front wheels. And in fast corners, only the diagonal buildup is alarming.
Security is key to making Almera Tino. Nissan has always believed in the concept of "triple security", which began with "information security", which includes an excellent overview of the road and a comfortable atmosphere in the cabin. The windshield brush has an additional link that provides coverage of 97% of the surface of the windshield and ensures that even on a rainy day, visibility will be excellent. Integrated reflectors used in the rear lights and a diode brake light provide good visibility for the car driving behind. A new panoramic rear-view mirror is installed on the car to provide better visibility and to minimize “blind spots”.
The body of the Almera Tino consists of two zones, one of which is designed to wrinkle in given directions, and the other - to remain intact even with the strongest blows. Thus, Almera Tino not only exceeds the requirements of the latest EU Directive on the safety of frontal collisions, but also meets much higher Euro-NCAP standards. The crushable area of the front part of the car is designed in such a way that during the impact it is wrinkled without transferring the load to the interior elements of the passenger compartment. New power elements are programmed to prevent deformation of the cabin and reduce the risk of internal movements of the instrument panel, steering column and floor.
In order to increase the level of security, "active" head restraints and a system that instantly increases the pressure in the brake system Brake Assist have been added to the standard equipment of the car. Consumer properties increase the installation of the navigation system, glass, preventing the penetration of ultraviolet rays.
According to research conducted by various British research centers and independent consumer organizations, Nissan cars produced in Europe have won the reputation of the least stolen cars. The anti-theft system was developed by engineers at the Nissan technology center in the UK, along with hijackers who are currently serving a sentence. Almera Tino - the first car Nissan, manufactured outside the UK, equipped with a full range of anti-theft systems.
In 2003, the new versions of Almera Tino. The MicroVan will be available with a turbocharged dCi diesel engine. This version with a standard 2-liter gasoline engine and an optional N-CVT transmission is discontinued. If you still need a gasoline engine - you can buy a version with a 1.8-liter unit with a capacity of 114 liters. with. with the usual 4-speed automatic.
The new 2.2-liter diesel engine is available in two versions, different in power: 110 and 134 hp. If you buy a Tino with the second option, you can accelerate to 100 km / h in 10.5 seconds. The first engine with less power is slightly more economical. 110 hp engines will be co-aggregated with a 5-speed manual transmission, on a version with a more powerful engine there will be a 6-speed manual transmission. If before Tino was produced in various versions, now it will be produced only in versions S, SE and SVE.
Of the external changes can be noted only slight changes, but the interior is changed quite radically. Now there will be the same N-FORM console as on the new Primera. The basic equipment Tino S will include climate control, CD-player and on-board computer. On the SE version, there will be 15-inch alloy wheels, an electronically controlled sunroof, a rear-view camera for parking, finishing materials will be of higher quality, and the rear windows will be equipped with electronic power windows. Front fog lamps, 16-inch light-alloy wheels, DVD-satellite navigation system - this is the standard set for the version of SVE, also includes a system of stabilization of motion.