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All-New Nissan TEANA now open for preview and bookings!

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. (ETCM) is now accepting bookings for the All-New Nissan TEANA, which will soon be launched in Malaysia.

For this third generation All-New Nissan TEANA, every inch and detail of the car has been meticulously crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Sleek stylish curves, advanced innovation and luxury, seamlessly meet to offer an exceptional ride to the top embodying a “Drive to Greatness” – in line with the All-New Nissan TEANA tagline.

All-New Nissan Teana

The public can have a preview of the much-anticipated All-New Nissan TEANA, at selected shopping malls nationwide from now till 1st June 2014. The selected shopping malls are Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur (from now till 18 May 2014), Mahkota Parade, Malacca (from 15 – 18 May 2014), KSL Mall, Johor Bahru (from 19 – 25 May 2014), Alamanda, Putrajaya and Publika, Kuala Lumpur (from 21 – 25 May 2014) and Queensbay Mall, Penang (from 29 May – 1 June 2014). 

The All-New Nissan TEANA presents a high-quality premium looks and comes in 3 variants: 2.5XV, 2.0XL and 2.0XE. The All-New Nissan TEANA has an enhanced overall presence, thanks to the sharp character lines that extend from front to rear and evoke fluid momentum. The stately front grille sits between canted headlamps. The car’s svelte profile results in improved aerodynamic efficiency. 

“I believe the All-New Nissan TEANA which accentuates the premium sedan’s presence and quality feel will strongly appeal to consumers, especially successful, youthful entrepreneurs, by delivering a balance of style, performance and value that will continue to make it one of the most popular executive cars in Malaysia.” said the Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor, Dato’ David Chen.

Equipped with the newly developed QR25DE engine and low-and mid-range torque improved by enhanced combustion and emission efficiencies, this powerful engine has Twin C-VTC (Twin Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control). This engine better matches various engine conditions while optimizing fuel efficiency and providing an agile, smooth driving experience in the city as well as powerful, precise acceleration for overtaking on highways.

Just like going first-class on a flight, the All-New Nissan TEANA comes with a “Zero-Gravity inspired” Seat Design that helps reduce muscular and spinal loads, and improve blood flow. It helps reduce fatigue over long periods behind the wheel ensuring a comfortable driving experience especially during long-distance trips. Also, interior noise has been greatly reduced in the All-New Nissan TEANA. 

To enhance the premium experience of the All-New Nissan TEANA, there are 9 BOSE Premium Audio System Speakers which provide an impressive surround sound experience.

When it comes to safety, the All-New Nissan TEANA offers a suite of innovative safety and convenience features. These include 6 SRS Airbags, Hill Start Assist (HSA), Active Understeer Control (AUC), Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and a Traction Control System (TCS).

The All-New Nissan TEANA is locally assembled in Malaysia at ETCM’s Serendah Plant, which is equipped with some of the most advanced manufacturing technology.  The All-New Nissan TEANA comes in five colours, including Storm Blue, Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black, Bronze Gold and Brilliant White.

Nissan launches new X-Gear Facelift. Priced at RM89,800

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 Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has unveiled the new Nissan X-Gear facelift in 1 Utama shopping centre. The 5-seater crossover is now refreshed with new and sportier looks for 2014. 

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So what’s new? The new X-Gear has new roof rails, chrome grille, 15-inch V-spoke alloy rims, new steering design with audio controls, new Fine Vision meter with Multi Information Display, updated 2-DIN head unit. Fabric seat design is also new enhancement to the cabin. Rear seats are 60:40 split folding that opens up the boot space from 383 litres to 769. New roof rails are able to hold up to 25kg load. 

Powering the X-Gear is the 1.6L HRDE16 engine producing 105PS and 150Nm of torque. Gearbox is a four-speed automatic transmission only. (No manual option). Safety wise, it comes standard with dual front airbags, ABS with EBD and BA. The facelifted model now has new front seatbelts  equipped with pre-tensioners and load limiters that meets the latest UNECE safety regulations for frontal and side-impact protection. 

Nissan also offers the Impul complete package for the X-Gear (more details below). X-Gear will be now priced at RM89,800 OTR with insurance which includes 3-year warranty / 100,000km (whichever comes first). Five color options will be available for the X-Gear : Garnet Red, Bronze Gold, Diamond Black, Brilliant White and Tungsten Silver.

Key Features of the New Nissan X-GEAR (provided by Nissan)

Exterior

Interior

Safety Features

▪  Head Lamps and Chrome front grille

▪  Front bumper

▪  15” V-spoke alloy rims

▪  Wing mirror

▪  Rear bumper with integrated rear reflectors

▪  LED High Mount Stop Lamp

▪  Horizontal Rear Lamps

▪  Roof Rail

  ▪  Fine Vision Meter with

     Multi-Information Display

     (MID)

▪  Black Urethane Steering Wheel with MID and audio switches

▪  Wide 2-DIN audio head unit with AM/FM/CD/MP3 capability and AUX input

▪  New fabric for seats

 

▪  Front seatbelts with Pre-tensioners and load limiters

 

New Colours

▪  Garnet Red

▪  Diamond Black

▪  Bronze Gold

IMPUL Complete Package:

PARTS

PRICE (RM)

IMPUL rear roof spoiler

700

17” IMPUL AURA SX-20 Alloy Wheels

(4 pieces including centre cap and air valve)

4,500 per set of 4

IMPUL Sports Suspension System

2,800

Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 (4pcs)

1,800 per set of 4

Highlights from KLIMS 2013

The 2013 Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show kicks off this week! As usual, the motor show is hosted in Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) in Kuala Lumpur. Exhibition starts on 15 November 2013 up till 24 November 2013.  We were at the media preview of this event on 14 November 2013 and also have witnessed several car launches.  

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Volkswagen Malaysia have unveiled the 2014 Polo 1.6. With just 2 weeks after VW launched the 2014 Polo Sedan, now, VW have previewed the new Polo 1.6 (hatchback) that’s to be launched next year. 

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On the other hall, Honda has officially launched the all new Honda Odyssey. The all new Honda Odyssey was just launched in Japan 2 weeks ago and it is now at our shores with the price ranging from RM228,000 to RM248,000.

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Nissan on the other hand have launched the 100% full electric car – Nissan Leaf and also showcased the Nissan Almera Nismo Performance Package. The performance package is targeted at customization seekers looking to enhance their Nissan Almera.

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Perodua unveils its concept car codenamed ‘Buddyz’. For the first time, Perodua unveils a Sedan car of its own brand. We might see a new Perodua sedan model coming in the near future?

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Ford having to be at the last hall at the events showcased 2 new ‘green’ vehicle – Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost & Ecosport. Both these green vehicles is believed to come to our Malaysian shores in first quarter of 2014 and mid 2014.

More details on the launch for VW Polo 1.6, Honda Odyssey, Nissan Leaf & Almera Performance Package, and the Ford Eco-vehicles coming soon.

View the gallery below for the highlights of the event.

 

Two Updated Nissan Navara Variants in Malaysia

Last week, Edaran Tan Chong Motor introduced two Updated Nissan Navara variants namely the Navara 4WD A/T LE and the 4WD M/T SE to the Malaysian market. The Nissan Navara was first launched in 2008. It is well known for its dominant presence coupled with dynamic performance and comfort, which has been making steady inroads into the pick-up segment. The Nissan Navara is one of the Nissan’s top three best-selling models in Malaysia and has garnered many prestigious awards both globally and locally.

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Dato’ David Chen, Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor in introducing these two updated variants said, “We are confident that the refinements to the Updated Nissan Navara will strengthen its reputation which is highly rated for its toughness, off-road capabilities and comfort. It continues to be the choice of demanding motorists in the premium pick-up segment, who use it for business purposes, as well as a weekend recreational vehicle.”

The facelift updates to the Nissan Navara have been applied to the 4WD A/T LE and the 4WD M/T SE to address the needs of the public which have been extremely positive with regards to these two variants. The exterior of the Updated Nissan Navara has been refined with an aggressive new bumper design, sporting a revised lower intake and angular corners. A new chrome grill with horizontal panes and with the Nissan logo featured prominently accentuates its luxury look. This treatment has also been applied to the wheels with new alloy rims featuring a new multi-spoke design in a two-tone finish.

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Internally, the audio player also been upgraded to a 6” Infotainment Touch Screen Navigator unit with DVD playback, Bluetooth and USB are supported and it also acts as a display for the Reverse Camera.

The Updated Nissan Navara is powered by a fuel efficient 2.5 litre YD25DDTi Common Rail Injection Diesel Engine, producing the highest torque for its capacity. Mated to either a 5-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual, the Updated Nissan Navara is currently offered in two variants.  

With safety firmly in mind, the Updated Nissan Navara is equipped with a tough, double-layered high-tensile metal frame, Nissan Zone Body construction, as well as Xenon headlamps (JPJ compliant) to ensure the best possible driving vision during the dark hours. Other standard safety features include Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Supplementary Restraint System (SRS) dual front airbags. 

The Nissan Navara is available in a total of four colours, Tungsten Silver, Brilliant White, Twilight Grey and Diamond Black for all variants. The new facelift Nissan Navara is available with an on-the-road price of RM 94,834.20 for the 4WD M/T SE and RM 105,834.20 for the 4WD A/T LE, and is now open for booking at Nissan Showrooms in Malaysia.

Photo Gallery: 2014 Nissan Navara Facelift in Malaysia

Photo Gallery: 2014 Nissan Navara Facelift – Test Drive

2014 Nissan Grand Livina Launched in Malaysia

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) is proud to reveal the New Nissan Grand Livina. The Nissan Grand Livina first debuted in December 2007 and has been receiving overwhelming response as the best-selling non-national brand Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV). Since its first launch in 2007, there are now more than 65,000 units of Nissan Grand Livina on Malaysian roads.

01 VIPs at the Launch of the New Grand Livina

The Director of Marketing and Product Planning of ETCM, Mr. Tan Keng Meng said: “It is our great pleasure to introduce to Malaysian motorists the latest version of the Nissan Grand Livina. We believe that, while retaining the core concept of ‘Drives like a sedan, fits like an MPV’, the refreshed exterior and interior styling, along with more than 50 new enhancements, will attract young families with an urban lifestyle and who also enjoy recreational activities.”

Exterior-wise, the New Nissan Grand Livina has a fresh new look for the front and back, complemented by new V-spoke alloy wheels, door mouldings and wing mirrors with integrated LED indicators. The combination of the new chrome grill with fine sculptured horizontal panes, aggressive lines of the front bumper and expressive headlamps creates the impression of “elegant dynamism”. At the rear, the new tail-lamps now expand horizontally across the tailgate showcasing rear reflectors for a wider, sportier look.

04 New Nissan Grand Livina in Tungsten Silver

Nissan’s Intelligent Key (i-Key) system, which allows for true keyless entry and start is now available in the New Nissan Grand Livina. With i-Key, New Nissan Grand Livina owners are able to experience a higher level of convenience and security by virtue of not having to operate the remote control when entering or exiting the seven-seat MPV.

The new two-tone interior colour scheme with revised fabric is among the highlights of the New Nissan Grand Livina. The premium image is further supplemented by a new Fine Vision Meter cluster with Multi-Information Display (MID), which shows essential vehicle information such as fuel consumption and remaining range. Additionally, the new three-spoke steering wheel now incorporates control switches for the new Wide 2DIN audio head unit and MID. The controls are also illuminated thus making its operation easier at night.

06 New Nissan Grand Livina IMPUL

What has not changed is the Grand Livina’s best-in-its-class comfort, which is achieved through well though-out seat design and the clever utilisation of space. For example, only a single action is required to lower the rear seats completely flat without having to remove the new large-size headrests.

The New Nissan Grand Livina is powered by the proven HR16DE or MR18DE fuel-efficient engines. These compact and lightweight, all-aluminium alloy 4-cylinder engines with valve timing control technology deliver responsive performance, strong refinement and top class fuel efficiency. The Electric Power Steering (EPS) helps to provide ease of maneuverability with reduce fuel consumptionSafety has also been upgraded with seat-belt pre-tensioners and load limiters for the front passengers, along with compliance with the latest UNECE crash tests. Dual front SRS airbags are standard along with Nissan’s Zone Body Construction, Collapsible Steering Wheel, Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BA) and Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS).

03 New Nissan Grand Livina in Bronze Gold

Recognising that today’s frenetic lifestyle is characterized by continuous distractions of modern gadgets and entertainment opportunities and hence increased isolation, Mr. Tan shared that the New Nissan Grand Livina is geared towards the theme of Togetherness and Happiness.

“We recognise the New Nissan Grand Livina as the best platform for gathering family members together and providing a comfortable space to communicate with each other. Life is a journey, and it’s our loved ones who are the greatest source of happiness. In the Nissan Grand Livina you can spend quality time with your loved ones as you journey effortlessly along Malaysia’s roads,” he said.

05 Rear view of the New Nissan Grand Livina

During the launch, Mr. Stephanus Ardianto, General Manager of Asia and Oceania Department, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd also commented: “I believe the Nissan Grand Livina is a popular choice for many Malaysians, and it will continue to pleasantly surprise drivers and passengers by delivering a stress-free driving experience – whether its city driving, long-distance driving, leisure or daily use.”

The New Nissan Grand Livina is available in 1.6L Manual, 1.6L Auto and 1.8L Auto. Optional accessories and IMPUL packages are available in all variants of the New Nissan Grand Livina. A choice of five colours includes the All-New Graphite Blue, Diamond Black, Bronze Gold, Brilliant White and Tungsten Silver.

07 New Nissan Grand Livina IMPUL

The New Nissan Grand Livina is available at all Nissan Showrooms Nationwide with a price, starting from RM 86,880 on-the-road, with warranty of 3-year or 100,000 km (whichever comes first). ETCM targets to sell 2,500 units of the New Grand Livina by the end of 2013. Customers can enjoy paying a monthly instalment of just RM 599 (subject to terms and conditions) for the New Nissan Grand Livina. Bookings are now available at Nissan Showrooms nationwide.