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Nissan Note gets spice up by Nismo

Nissan Motor Japan has taken the latest hot hatch, Nissan Note to spice it up becoming the Note Nismo. Note Nismo is expected to reach the showrooms in Japan 3rd quater this year (2014).  The Nismo Note is actually the fifth vehicle being park under the revitalized Nismo production umbrella.

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There will be 2 version of the Nissan Note Nismo,  a standard verion and a more sportier S version. The standard Note Nismo is targeted to drivers that for has some sportier drive yet want to maintain the fuel efficiency. While the real deal is the Nismo Note S that said to be a high performance vehicle. Both variant Note Nismo will include of Nismo tuned Powertrain, chassis, tire, suspension and aerodynamic body kits. While the Nismo Note S specifically will be equipped with a Nismo specially-tuned engine mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox, that allow the driver to get more more torque at low revs.The Nismo Notes will also get Custom front grille, front and rear bumpers, side sill protectors, roof spoiler and the Nismo Red electronic folding side mirrors highlights the exterior along with the custom Nismo badge, all with the Nismo Red highlights.

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The Nismo Note will have better enforced body rigidity along with the smooth drive. Nissan claims the performance and quality that can only come from a factory-tuned vehicle. The custom sports seats are comes with the Note Nismo S as a package however the standard Note Nismo can get it as an optional add ons.  On top of that, the special Nismo Recaro sports bucket seats are offered as a factory option on the Note Nismo S.

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The Nismo Note will make be a good contender for the Honda Jazz Mugen, Ford Fiesta ST. With the Red touches of the bodykit  of Nismo design the Note certainly looks much sportier.

Nismo’s Chief Product Specialist, Hiroshi Tamura added: “The development concept of this model was to build a car that makes you want to keep driving, no matter where your destination may be. Nismo is confident that the Note Nismo will enhance your driving experience; it offers top level performance in a compact package.” 

Nissan also announced that the Fairlady Nismo will receive a minor model change, while a new Nismo RS grade will be added to the Juke Nismo in the 3rd quater of 2014.

 

Gallery : Nismo Note 

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.

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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