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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.

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.

Electric-powered Nissan Leaf As Eco Innovation of Year 2012

Although I have checked out this car in Tokyo back in end of 2010. Recently, the electric powered Nissan Leaf was awarded the Eco Innovation Award of the Year 2012 under NST Maybank COTY 2012 in Malaysia.

 

ETCM NST MB COTY 2012

 

As you aware the Nissan Leaf is not yet available for sale in Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has been running their Leaf Ambassador Programme for the last 6 months in Malaysia to build the awareness of electric vehicles and give Malaysians a chance to experience the Leaf in their daily lives for six weeks.

 

ETCM NST MB COTY 2012

 

Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM, said “We are currently running our Leaf Pilot Programme with the objective of promoting eco green mobility. We are confident our programme will create awareness and educate the public on the importance of eco green mobility. We have just completed our first two batches of Leaf Ambassadors and their feedback on the car have been extremely encouraging”.

 

The Nissan Leaf was not the only Nissan recognised at the Awards. The multipurpose vehicle, Nissan Elgrand was awarded Premium MPV of the Year 2012. This fully-imported premium MPV comes equipped with premium features such as a private theatre entertainment system and an Advanced Around View Monitor parking camera which impressed the panel of judges.

 

Photo Gallery: ETCM’s NST MBB COTY 2012

Nissan “Super Zero Campaign” in Malaysia

The Nissan distributor and manufacturer in Malaysia, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has begun its latest sales campaign known as SUPER ZERO CAMPAIGN to coincide with the year end shopping season.

 

This campaign which runs from now till 31 December 2012, offers customers a 12-month zero interest rate promotion for selected premium models that includes Nissan Navara (Double cab), Nissan Sylphy 2.0L and Nissan Teana 2.0L and 2.5L.

 

 

During the campaign kick-off, Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor said that ETCM is always looking for opportunities to support Malaysians financially to own attractive and affordable cars like our own Nissan vehicles

 

“The SUPER ZERO CAMPAIGN entitles customers to zero interest during the first year of ownership which definitely gives customers a chance to save more when purchasing a new Nissan model.”

 

When asked about the performance and quality of these premium models, Dato’ Dr. Ang said “ETCM welcomes customers to visit our Nissan showrooms nationwide to test-drive the various models and I am extremely confident that after experiencing our cars, they would be very impressed and would be excited to own one.