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All New Nissan X-Trail Unveiled in Malaysia

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) unveiled the All-New Nissan X-Trail on 23 January 2015 in Malaysia.

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Already a global success, the third-generation All-New X-Trail has won recognition and accolades around the world, most recently “Indonesia Car of the Year 2014” from Mobil Motor Magazine and Auto Bild Indonesia Magazine, and “Car of the Year 2014” award by China Mainstream Media Automobile Alliance in China.

Two variants are available for the Malaysian market; the range-topping 2.5L 4WD, and the 2.0L 2WD. Since pre-booking registrations opened in Malaysia last December, the All-New X-Trail has gathered over 1,300 bookings.

Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing and Product Planning in addressing the launch of the All-New X-Trail said, “We are delighted to be able to introduce the All-New X-Trail to Malaysians. The previous generation X-Trails were such icons for SUV and crossover fans here, with more than 19,000 units on the road since ETCM first launched it in 2003. The completely redesigned All-New X-Trail combines Nissan’s acclaimed 4×4 heritage with fresh ideas, premium styling and groundbreaking technologies – making it one of the most advanced Crossovers with off-roading capabilities. This innovative premium crossover is further testament to ETCM’s commitment to bringing consumers with the best that Nissan has to offer.”

The locally-assembled All-New Nissan X-trail boasts ground-breaking Active Chassis Control technology that has been adopted as world-firsts to ensure smooth, stress-free driving experience.

The Active Ride Control system moderates any pitching motion experienced by drivers on bumpy roads by controlling engine torque and brakes to improve ride comfort, while the Active Engine Brake system adjusts the amount of engine braking to assist drivers to reduce speed when cornering or stopping. Additionally, the Active Trace Control system – a ‘Nissan-first’ – automatically applies small amounts of braking to the individual wheels to reduce understeer and help the driver maintain control around corners.

The 2.5L variant is equipped with an ALL MODE INTELLIGENT 4×4 System (4×4-i), for different driving modes based on road conditions. Three modes are available; two-wheel drive, Auto Mode – which automatically changes torque distribution between front and rear wheels when driving on paved or slippery roads, and Lock Mode for permanent four-wheel drive.

A feature available in both variants, Hill Start Assist allows drivers to change pedals easily from the brake to the accelerator and carry out a safer hill start.

Additionally, Hill Descent Control – available in the 2.5L 4WD variant – controls the vehicle speed (between 4km/h -15km/h) when descending a steep or slippery hill without applying brakes, allowing drivers to focus on steering the vehicle. 

The range-topping 2.5L 4WD variant is powered with the QR25DE-k2 engine with Twin CVTC, providing maximum power output of 171 PS at 6,000 rpm and 233 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 2.0L 2WD variant comes with the MR20DD engine with direct fuel injection and Twin CVTC, capable of 144 PS at 6,000 rpm and 200 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.

Both variants come fitted with Nissan’s Next Generation Xtronic CVT with 7-speed manual mode to ensure a smoother ride and powerful driving performance; and ECO mode system for better fuel efficiency. 

With a sleek and stylish design that gives it presence on the road guaranteed to turn heads, the All-New X-Trail takes on a number of Nissan signature cues such as Boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights, the distinctive ‘V’-shaped Nissan grille and Rear Combination Lamp, which are standard for both variants. Unique to the 2.5 4WD variant are first-in-class LED Headlights with auto function and LED Wing Mirror Signal Lights. Roof Rails and 17-inch alloy wheels give the new All-New X-Trail a striking and imposing appearance.

A highly refined interior is emphasised with quality soft touch materials on the instrument panel, front door and centre armrest. Touches of chrome, geometric metallic and premium piano black finishing further evoke a sense of modern elegance in its interior ambience.

A 5+2 seating configuration makes for an exceptionally spacious cabin, particularly for instances when additional seating is required for children. It also has an impressive load capacity of 1,520 litres (with second and third row seats folded flat); and 550 litres (with third row seats folded flat).

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Other features that go the extra mile for customer comfort and safety are the Zero-Gravity Inspired’ Seats to help reduce fatigue, a best-in-class 5-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD) for ease during driving, and a first-in-class 360° Around View Monitor for added parking convenience.

The All-New X-Trail is offered with a range of safety features that comes as standard across the range; including the Dual Front SRS airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) with Active Brake-Limited Slip (ABLS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA)

During the launch, ETCM also presented keys to the first three Malaysian owners of the All-New X-Trail, Mr Chea Yaw Hwa, Ahmad Sulhi bin Ghazali and K.B Moganarajan A/L K.T Balakrishnan.

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The All-New Nissan X-Trail is priced at RM165,800 for the 2.5L 4WD, and RM142,800 for the 2.0L 2WD (on-the-road prices with insurance for Peninsular Malaysia). It is available in five (5) colours – Tungsten Silver, Titanium Olive, Diamond Black, Graphite Blue and Brilliant White.

In conjunction with the launch of the All-New X-Trail, ETCM is offering three (3) years or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first), and free three (3) years maintenance service with every purchase.

Winners Of Great Nissan Buy 1 Win 1 (Round 1) Drives Home With New Cars

All six winners of ‘The Great Nissan Buy 1 Win 1’ Campaign (Round 1) are now the lucky recipients of brand new, additional Nissan cars, courtesy of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM).

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The Campaign was launched in 1 September 2014 and ran till 31 October 2014. For this round, six (6) lucky customers stood a chance to win an upgraded model with every purchase of a Nissan selected models. With more than a total of RM888,888 in prize value, the Nissan models up for grabs were the All-New Teana 2.0XE, All-New Teana 2.5XV , All-New Sylphy 1.8E, and Serena S-Hybrid.

Throughout the month of December, key handover ceremonies were held at respective showrooms in the states of Melaka, Kedah, Sabah, Penang, Sarawak, and in Kuala Lumpur, to present the winners with their additional new Nissan cars.

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The winners are Raziff Suhairi bin Shabaan, who bought a Nissan Teana 2.5XV, and won Nissan Serena S-Hybrid; Kelvin Ong Wei Chong, who bought a Nissan Almera and won a Nissan Sylphy 1.8E; and Aidasuzana binti Md Arshad, who bought a Nissan Grand Livina 1.6L, and won a Nissan Serena S-Hybrid.

Arnizah binti Kasbulah, bought a Nissan Sylphy 1.8VL, and won a Nissan Teana 2.0XE), while On Keur Li, bought a Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, and won a Nissan Teana 2.5XV. The final winner is Luhat Jok, who bought a Nissan Navara and won a Nissan Sylphy 1.8(E).

37-year old Arnizah binti Kasbulah, a self-employed preschool teacher from Kota Kinabalu, was delighted and could not believe her luck. “My first choice was the Nissan Almera, but after surveying the market, I purchased the Nissan Sylphy as it is more suitable for my needs. As a first-time Nissan Owner, I am very happy with my Sylphy and appreciative towards Edaran Tan Chong Motor for this once-in-a-life time opportunity of winning a free car.”

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After purchasing the Nissan Serena S-Hybrid, 26-year old On Keur Li, was thrilled beyond words when she found out she had won the Nissan Teana 2.5XV. “I had always dreamt of having a 7-seater MPV, and fell for the Serena S-Hybrid because it was a hybrid car, that provided practicality and comfort. And now I have an additional Teana which is such a premium car. I am very pleased that ETCM came out with a great campaign such as this for customers.”

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It was a case of double happiness for Aidasuzana Binti Md Arshad who not only won a Serena S-Hybrid, but is also expecting her fourth child. “The only reason I bought the Grand Livina is because its specifications and space fits my growing family. Thanks to Edaran Tan Chong Motor, I now have an even bigger car, with the price of one!” said the first-time Nissan owner from Jitra.

“On behalf of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the Round 1 winners of The Great Nissan Buy 1 Win 1 Campaign,” said Mr Tan Keng Meng, Director of Product Planning and Marketing of ETCM. “This campaign has received overwhelming response, and it was very exciting for us to be able to give more to our customers and to see the joy on the faces of the winners upon receiving the keys to their brand-new prizes. We also look forward to be able to announce winners of Round 2, which will happen very soon – so good luck to all participants!”
Round 2 of The Great Nissan Buy 1 Win 1 Campaign ended on 31 December 2014, and winners will be notified at the end of January 2015.

New Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Facelift is now open for booking in Malaysia

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) will launch the New Serena S-Hybrid Facelift very soon and it is now open for booking. Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Facelift in Malaysia

The face lifted new Serena Hybrid is a CKD(Completely Knock Down) version and is assembled at Tan Chong’s manufacturing plant in Serendah. The first hybrid MPV comes in two grades, Premium Highway Star and Highway Star.
Nissan Serena S-Hybrid Facelift in Malaysia
The estimated price for the New Serena S-Hybrid Facelift are:

PREMIUM HIGHWAY STAR: Below RM 150,000
HIGHWAY STAR: Below RM 140,000

What’s new?

BOLD 3-DIMENSIONAL FRONT GRILLE
The bonnet, fender, front bumper and side moulding design express a sense of unity with luxurious style. Newly design 16″ alloy wheels, adds to overall aesthetics and leave a lasting impression.

LED HEADLAMPS with LED SIGNATURE LAMPS
See clearly and far ahead with first-in-class LED Headlamps and Signature Lamps that provide excellent road view.

REAR LED COMBINATION LAMPS
The attractive S-shaped LED combination lamps provide quick illumination; giving following vehicles ample time to react.

TWIN POWERED SLIDING DOORS
Easy access with one-touch powered sliding door.

SMART-HYBRID TECHNOLOGY
The Serena S-Hybrid firmly assists in Nissan’s endeavour and commitment to eco friendliness. The ECO Mode provides best-in-class fuel economy of 15.2 KM/L (JC08 mode).

SMART SEATS
2nd row Captain Seats allow walk-through access. It can also be moved inwards, creating a Twin Seat and granting 3rd row passengers an easier entrance/exit.

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Celebrates Merdeka with Attractive Nissan Deals

In conjunction with the 57th Merdeka Day celebration, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is offering attractive deals for selected Nissan models.

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The Merdeka campaign, already running in full gear, is valid till 30th September 2014, and offers Malaysians the chance to own any one of Nissan bestselling models – the Nissan Navara, Grand Livina, Almera and Serena S-Hybrid, some with deals and savings worth more than RM 6,000.

For fans of the Serena S-Hybrid, a booking entitles them to a Free Navigator system, on top of a special personalized package. Fully-imported from Japan, the Serena S-Hybrid comes with a unique front grille and bumpers, larger 16-inch alloy wheels combined with sports suspension and a dark interior trim. The mid-sized MPV is also top in its class when it comes to fuel efficiency.

Those with sportier tendencies who also appreciate enhanced driving dynamics can also enjoy a 50% discount on the Impul Aerokit when purchasing the spacious and stylish Grand Livina or the Nismo Aerokit for the popular sedan, the Almera. Since its launch in 2012, the Almera had quickly captured the hearts of Malaysians, and was named Frost and Sullivan’s 2014 Malaysia Excellence Awards Best Car of the Year.

The Navara also comes with an attractive trade-in deal and down payment rebates. With an aggressive new design and impressive comfort level and off-road capabilities that appeals to adventure-seekers, the tough pick-up is one of Nissan’s top three best-selling models in Malaysia.

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.