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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

Nissan Sylphy & Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul Launched by ETCM

Nissan Malaysia (Edaran Tan Chong Motor – ETCM) has taken the Sylphy & the Livina X-Gear to Impul team for some sporty upgrades. Last week in conjunction of the Super GT 2012 event, Nissan has launch 2 of their models with Impul components. The event was further infused with hype with the appearance by Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of ETCM and Kazuyoshi Hoshino San, founder of the Impul branding and team principle of Calsonic Impul Team with the Nissan GTR participating in the Malaysia Super GT 2012 race.

 

Nissan Sylphy & Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul Launched by ETCM

 

Dato’ Dr. Ang mentioned that the Nissan vehicles with Impul package has accounted for about 10% sales of each respective model and the Impul accessories are highest quality installed by professionally trained personnel. These variants are meant for those individual to wants a Nissan vehicles with a sportier and exclusive side.

 

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The two cars launched last week end with the Impul package is the Nissan Sylphy Tuned By Impul & Nissan Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul. Both of the cars have been fitted with various Impul accessories. Immediately, we notice that both cars have been installed with Impul aerokit for better aerodynamics and sportier styling.

 

Nissan Sylphy & Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul Launched by ETCM

 

Both of the cars have been fitted with IMPUL Sport Suspension System – which consist of shock absorbers and coil springs as seen in the picture. This set of sports suspension system has been specially tuned by IMPUL engineers to deliver sportier handling. The ride height is lower with increased lateral force support when cornering to enhance the neutral cornering characteristics of Nissan Livina X-Gear. Both cars have been tuned to have good ride comfort is retained so that long journeys are just as pleasurable as well as safety & agility.

 

Nissan Sylphy & Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul Launched by ETCM

 

Not to forget the temperature of the event was even  hotter when 2 Impul Calsonic Team Race Queen arrived. Kazuyoshi Hoshino San also has given his signatures to both of these cars’ dashboard.

 

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The Nissan Sylphy has fitted with IMPUL Aerokit that consist grille, front and rear bumper spoilers, side skirts and IMPUL’s trademark wing spoiler on the bootlid. As the Nissan Livina X-Gear Impul has been fitted Impul signature wing like the one found in Nissan Grand Livina Tuned By Impul.

 

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Both Nissan Sylphy Tuned By Impul & Nissan Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul have been fitted with 17″ wheel, which claims to forge by a new super cast process that lightens the rim up to 30%. This make the rims lighter and better fuel economy. The Sylphy is fitted with IMPUL Aura SX-10 Alloy Wheels (left photo above), where as the X-Gear is fitted with the IMPUL Aura SX-20 Alloy Wheels (right photo above).

 

Nissan Sylphy & Livina X-Gear Tuned By Impul Launched by ETCM

 

Both cars have been installed with IMPUL Blast 2 Exhaust Muffler – a high-quality stainless steel exhaust muffler in a polished finish and IMPUL logo etched on the tailpipe. Apart from enhancing the car’s looks, this muffler also provides sharper engine response and has a sportier growling note.

 

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All IMPUL parts come with a 3-year or 100,000-km warranty (whichever comes first, subject to terms and conditions) on manufacturing defects if they are purchased and installed by ETCM on a brand new Nissan Livina X-Gear or Nissan Sylphy. The Nissan Livina X-Gear 1.6 (A) with Impul package would cost RM90,800 & the Nissan Sylphy with Impul package are list as per below.

 

Nissan Sylphy 2.0L (A) XL Comfort with Impul package – RM125,988

Nissan Sylphy 2.0L (A) XL Luxury with Impul package – RM130,988

Nissan Sylphy 2.0L (A) Premium with Impul package – RM135,988

 

Photo Gallery: Nissan Sylphy & X-Gear Tuned By Impul @ Super GT Malaysia 2012

Nissan Livina X-Gear 1.6 Automatic Review in Malaysia

In early September 2011, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. (ETCM) introduced the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear in Malaysia. The new Livina X-Gear is apparently designed to be a fun and practical crossover vehicle with 5-seat. Still, the price tag is appealing for a Japanese car with 1.6-litre engine displacement. Due to the facts, our team are devoted to review this car as our first priority.

 

The initial version of the Livina X-Gear was introduced in Indonesia in 2008 and followed in Brazil in 2009.

 

2011 Nissan Livina X-Gear (Drive View)

Ultimately, the 5-seat Livina X-Gear is modified from the 7-seat Grand Livina compact MPV. The platform is the identical but the outer shell is shorter with a complete redesigned front grille, SUV-inspired bumpers with silver sump guards, muscular over-fenders, side mouldings with silver finishers and roof rails that hold up to 25kg in weight.

 

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The all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear and the Grand Livina 1.6-litre variant are both sharing the same 1.6-litre HR16DE all-aluminium engine and 4-speed auto transmission. The drivetrain is driving the front wheels with 105PS and 150Nm of max torque. The gearshift is impressively smooth for an auto gearbox but truthfully is not comparable to Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) or Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG). Yet, it is still a good point.

 

2011 Nissan Livina X-Gear (Drive View)  

The features of the Livina X-Gear on performance, handling and braking are amazingly better than its other sibling – Grand Livina. Thanks to the shorter and lighter tail. Likewise, the car turns to be more fun to drive, zippier with less weight and more responsive.

 

Based on the Malaysian road quality as a benchmark, the ride is comfortable and well tailored for the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear as a crossover vehicle.

 

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Inside the car, you will find the same dashboard as the Grand Livina. Although the interior might looks rather dull, but the car is practically designed and provides great cabin ergonomics. It comes with total 4-cup holders and the middle one is transformable from 1-cup holder to 2-cup holders. It is spacious with ample legroom for 5 adult passengers. The glovebox offers 7-litre of storage space which you can store many things inside (e.g. GPS navigator, books and more…).

 

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The Livina X-Gear is factory fitted with 15-inch wheels (similar to Grand Livina) wrapped in Continental Comfort Contact-1 185/65 R15 tyres. We reckon that a slightly wider tyre (e.g. 195) will be an added advantage to further improve the cornering capabilities. However, I believe this is one of the factors that contribute to the fuel efficiency by the Japanese engineers. Based on the factory specification, the X-Gear delivers a commendable 13.8km/litre.

 

The presence of the new Livina X-Gear is directly competing with Suzuki SX-4 and indirectly with the discontinued Hyundai Matrix. I suppose the Livina X-Gear is the most economical in price for a Japanese breed with a 1.6-litre engine. Our verdict, the Livina X-Gear remained the best value and versatile choice, especially to the folks with an active lifestyle and without the need of the third row seats.

 

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Though, the Livina X-Gear is well position on its price and is a most sensible car to buy now but I found there are a few minor weakness. Firstly, the side mirrors are small. Secondly, the no fancy features like audio controller on steering wheel, audio headunit with USB and MP3 playback, cruise control, auto headlamp sensor, and auto climate control. Lastly, I think it will be an added advantage if there is a front reading lamp and the rear seats can be flat folded.

 

Five (5) Available Body Colours for Nissan Livina X-Gear:- 

- Tungsten Silver
- Twilight Grey
- Brilliant White
- Supreme Black
- Sunburst Orange

 

There is only one variant available, the Livina X-Gear 1.6-litre Auto is now selling at RM 82,800.00 OTR (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) in Peninsular Malaysia with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first).

 

Believe it or not, the all-new Livina X-Gear is now one of the popular models. If you are tend to buy one, kindly don’t miss the special promotion of low hire purchase interest rates starting from 0.88% p.a. and free SolarGard Armorcoat tinting package worth RM1,400.00 (from now till 30th October 2011).

 

Photo Gallery: Nissan Livina X-Gear – DriveView 

All-new Nissan Livina X-Gear 1.6 Auto in Malaysia

The all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear has now officially introduced by Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn. Bhd. and it is also the first CKD B-segment cross-over in Malaysia. The Livina X-Gear is designed to be a fun and versatile that combines aggressive SUV-inspired exterior styling.

 

“Since its launch in 2007, the Grand Livina MPV has established itself as the best-selling non-national MPV satisfying the needs of many families in Malaysia. With the two-row Livina X-Gear, we are now targeting a new segment of customers who want a stylish cross-over to reflect their individuality, yet remaining practical and economical in everyday use,” said Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, the Executive Director of ETCM.

 

The Livina X-Gear is mechanically based on the Grand Livina 1.6L but the outer shell is redesigned with an exclusive front grille, SUV-inspired bumpers with silver sump guards, muscular over-fenders, side mouldings with silver finishers and roof rails.

 

The interior of the Livina X-Gear is claimed to be as spacious yet comfortable. It is complemented by 60:40 split-fold rear seats that double the available luggage space from 383L to 769L when folded down. Moreover, the Livina X-Gear’s roof rail has a further load carrying capacity of 25kg.

 

For safety aspect, the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear comes with standard dual air bags, ABS, EBD and BA. It is powered by the proven and fuel-efficient 1.6-litre HR16DE all-aluminium four-cylinder engine that produces 105PS and 150Nm of torque, mated to a smooth-shifting electronically-controlled 4-speed automatic transmission. The X-Gear also delivers a commendable 13.8KM/L in terms of fuel efficiency.

 

The all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear comes in 5 colours; Tungsten Silver, Twilight Grey, Brilliant White, Supreme Black and Sunburst Orange. The Livina X-Gear is now selling at RM 82,800.00 OTR (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for Peninsular Malaysia with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first).

 

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is currently offering attractive low interest hire purchase rates starting from 0.88% per annum. Livina X-Gear buyers will also receive free Solar Gard (front) + Armorcoat (side & rear) tinting package worth RM1,400.00 during this promotion period which ends on 30th October 2011.

 

Regrettably, we are unable to provide a test drive report at this point of time. However, we are now working to provide one to you once we got our hands on a new Nissan Livina X-Gear.

 

Photo Gallery: Nissan Livina X-Gear 1.6 Auto