by Kenny Yeoh

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 June 2024 – An outstanding Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo fuel efficiency of 28.61km/L was recorded by the winning participant at the Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2024. Muhammad Nifail Bin Basri of Kuala Lumpur managed this remarkable feat in a Nissan Almera Turbo after completing the 203km route which started at the Nissan 3S Flagship Store in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and ending at Ipoh, Perak, consumed merely seven (7) litres of petrol for the entire trip. Muhammad Nifail and his partner triumphed over 20 other Almera owners which also saw the second and third place finishers achieving impressive fuel consumption readings of 27.31km/L and 27.14km/L respectively.

In a separate category for members of the media comprising 9 teams, a commendable fuel efficiency of 28.20km/L was achieved by Gan Yong Li and Muhammad Sharil Bin Tarmize of, proving that the Nissan Almera Turbo can be efficient even in the hands of drivers who may not be as familiar with the car as the owners.

“We are proud to be holding the Nissan Lightfoot Quest once again, this time to showcase the exceptional fuel efficiency of the Nissan Almera 1.0L Turbo. Not only is the Almera Turbo stylish and fun to drive, its technologically-advanced turbocharged powertrain allows it to be responsive yet frugal in everyday use. With petrol prices expected to be adjusted upwards in the near future, the Nissan Almera Turbo is an even more compelling option in the B-sedan segment,” said Khoo Cheng Pah, Chief Executive Officer of Edaran Tan Chong Motor.

The Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2024 involved a total of 30 teams comprising 21 owners driving their own Almera Turbo and 9 members of the media in identical vehicles prepared by ETCM. The route covered a distance of 203km starting from the Nissan 3S Flagship Store in Petaling Jaya, Selangor and finishing at the Uniti Republic Café in Ipoh, Perak, with a pitstop at BHP Bandar Seri Botani, Ipoh where the fuel efficiency of each participating vehicle was tabulated and verified.

To ensure a level playing field and fuel efficiency levels that can be replicated in real-world conditions, every participating Almera Turbo were required to be in their original, unmodified condition conforming to factory specifications and manufactured between the year of 2020 and 2024. Additionally, participating vehicles had to retain their original seats, door cards and spare wheel in the boot while drivers were also required to be accompanied by a passenger 18 years of age and above.

Aside from adhering to the stipulated route, the challenge had to be completed within three hours with each vehicle’s fuel lid secured with tamper-proof stickers which were inspected before the journey’s fuel efficiency was calculated (based on the three-click method) at the petrol pumps of BHPetrol Station at Bandar Seri Botani, Ipoh.

“I would like to thank all the participants of the Nissan Lightfoot Quest 2024, particularly the passionate Nissan Almera owners and members of the media for pushing their vehicles and challenging themselves to unlock commendable levels of fuel efficiency in the Nissan Almera Turbo. I would like to extend my sincerest thanks and appreciation to BHPetrol on their invaluable sponsorship of this exciting and fun event. The winning entry of 28.61km/L is remarkable as this is much higher than the official fuel efficiency figures of the Nissan Almera Turbo at 18.4km/L. Congratulations to all the winners!” enthused Khoo.

Nissan Lightfoot Quest (Owners Category)
NameFuel Efficiency AchievementPrizes
Muhammad Nifail Bin Basri28.61 km/L1st Prize:

RM1,500 + RM1,500 BHPetrol Vouchers

Simon Wong Hong Liang27.31 km/L2nd Prize:

RM1,000 + RM1,000 BHPetrol vouchers

Matthew A/L Alexander27.14 km/L3rd Prize:

RM500 + RM500 BHPetrol vouchers

Mohd Hafizuddin Bin Mohd Noor27.03 km/LConsolation Prize:

RM100 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers


Muhammad Adib Bin Mat Isa27.02 km/LConsolation Prize:

RM100 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers

Hooi Zhao Hong26.76 km/LConsolation Prize:

RM100 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers

Jason Cheong Mun Heng26.28 km/LConsolation Prize:

RM100 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers

Teh Seong Yee26.28/ km/LConsolation Prize:

RM100 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers


Nissan Lightfoot Quest (Media Category)
NamePublicationFuel Efficiency AchievementPrizes
Gan Yong Li

Muhammad Sharil Bin Tarmize km/L1st Prize:

RM700 + RM800 BHPetrol vouchers

Foong Chin Yen
Faisal Ariff Bin Fadzil
Wapcar.my27.15 km/L2nd Prize:

RM500 + RM500 BHPetrol vouchers

Ahmad Syukran Bin Zainuddin

Erywan Bin Nor Shal km/L3rd Prize:

RM300 + RM200 BHPetrol vouchers

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