Edaran Tan Chong Motor has added a sporty model to its product range with the official launch of the Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Package at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS’13) today. The Nissan ALMERA is currently the best-selling non-national car in the B- segment market in Malaysia.
Featuring exclusive upgrades, the Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Package underpins NISMO’s strategy of “Innovation and excitement of driving for car enthusiasts” and is targeted at people seeking a more dynamic and significantly individual mark.
Presenting the new model, Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing & Product Planning at ETCM said, “The Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Package is focused on delivering driving enjoyment and safety while fulfilling the enthusiasts’ desire for individuality.”
NISMO is Nissan’s renowned global motorsport, performance and personalization brand and firmly embodies Nissan’s “Innovation that Excites”. It now offers products featuring innovative technology and high performance to a wide range of customers for road use.
Influenced by NISMO’s motorsport expertise, the Almera NISMO aerokit is designed to significantly reduce lift and drag resulting in improved aerodynamics and road holding. The aerokit has been painstakingly manufactured to meet the fine craftsmanship of NISMO’s creativity. Unique NISMO 16-inch Alloy Wheels wrapped in Continental tyres mated with the NISMO Performance Suspension System offers improved grip and further commands presence on the road. The NISMO treatment is completed with the NISMO Sports Exhaust Muffler.
The Nissan ALMERA upgrades are available in two packages, the NISMO Performance Package and the NISMO Aero Package and is available for all variants of the Nissan ALMERA in 4 body colours – Brilliant White, Diamond Black, Tungsten Silver and Bronze Gold.
The NISMO Performance Package consists of a 5 piece Aerokit, namely a front and rear bumper spoiler, side skirts, and trunk lid spoiler, a set of 4 NISMO 16-inch Alloy Wheels wrapped in Continental tyres, a NISMO Sports Exhaust Muffler, and a NISMO Performance Suspension System, while the NISMO Aero Package includes only the Aero Parts and a set of 4 NISMO 16-inch Alloy Wheels and Continental tyres.
The Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Package parts can be purchased at RM13,000 and the Nissan Almera NISMO Aero Package at RM8,000.
As shared by Mr. Noboru Kaneko, Senior Vice President of NISMO in charge of Race Car and Product Development, “NISMO is Nissan’s motorsports brand and simultaneously the performance and personalization brand that embodies Nissan’s principle of “Innovation that Excites”. With our new strategy, we are expanding the NISMO car lineup and the introduction of parts and accessories in Europe, US, Asia as well as Japan. We will offer a diverse lineup, from competition parts for circuit driving, to street parts and accessories for those who want to enjoy the feel of NISMO-ness in their daily lives.”
With the launch of the Nissan Almera NISMO Performance Package, ETCM aims to build on the already strong following that the Nissan ALMERA has in Malaysia, offering individuality and enhanced driving enjoyment.
More information is available at the Nissan Malaysia website at www.nissan.com.my for further details.
Nissan Almera NISMO Packages
￼￼￼￼￼￼NISMO Performance Package
￼￼￼￼￼￼NISMO Aero Package
￼￼Aerokit (includes Front Bumper Spoiler, Rear Bumper Spoiler, Side Skirts, and Trunk Lid Spoiler)
￼￼￼Aerokit (includes Front Bumper Spoiler, Rear Bumper Spoiler, Side Skirts, and Trunk Lid Spoiler)
￼￼￼￼￼NISMO 16-inch Alloy Wheels (Set of 4)
￼￼￼NISMO 16-inch Alloy Wheels (Set of 4)
￼￼￼￼RM2,800 per set
￼￼￼￼￼Continental Max Contact MC5 tyres
(Set of 4)
￼￼￼Continental Max Contact MC5 tyres (Set of 4)
￼￼￼￼RM1,600 per set
￼￼￼￼￼￼NISMO Sports Exhaust Muffler
￼￼￼NISMO Performance Suspension System
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼* Aerokit is offered as a package
NISSAN DRIVES INTO THE FUTURE WITH THE 100% ELECTRIC NISSAN LEAF AT KLIMS’13
Kuala Lumpur, 14th November 2013 – Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today launched the much-awaited 100% Electric Nissan LEAF at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS’13). The Nissan LEAF, which is the best-selling Electric Vehicle (EV) with over 87,000 units sold globally (as of end October 2013), is now available for the Malaysian public. Economical to run and maintain, it redefines all traditional notions of the automobile, and is geared towards the socially responsible motorist.
“We are firmly committed towards eco-mobility, and believe that EVs are the future. The launch of the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF is proof of our commitment towards this goal. It is not only a stylish zero-emission vehicle, but provides excellent driving performance realized throughout Nissan’s technology. We believe it will be well received by the eco- conscious motorist who is looking for dynamic transportation with the least environmental impact”, said Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing & Product Planning at ETCM.
Mr. Tooru Abe, Chief Product Specialist for the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF stated, “The Nissan LEAF is a practical car that can be used every day, comfortably accommodates five adults and offers superior performance and drivability, even on highways.”
The 100% Electric Nissan LEAF features a compact hood, roof spoiler, rear bumper with diffuser and an iconic shoulder character line which combined with the shape of the rear combination lamps contributes to its aerodynamics. Distinctive LED headlamps (with a blue reflection) and LED rear combination lamps add to the stylish design. Seating five adults with ease, it features a leather and suede interior and a centre cluster which emphasizes the latest digital devices, and is ‘dial-free’. There is also a Twin Combination
Digital Meter indicating speed, Li-ion battery power, estimated driving range and even an eco-meter to measure your eco driving status.
In the back, up to 370 litres (VDA method) of luggage space is available, with the option to fold-down the back seats for a total of 720 litres of available space. The rear seats themselves are fitted with three sets of 3-point seatbelts and ISOFIX to keep passengers secure. Technologically advanced, the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF is equipped with a Climate Control Timer as well as a Charging Timer, advanced range management, and even an ECO Indicator showing instant ECO driving and long term ECO driving (ECO tree).
Stepping on the accelerator brings an instant response with powerfully smooth acceleration, matched by an incredibly quiet driving experience. As it is powered only by an electric motor, it generates zero emissions ensuring its environmental impact is negligible. Decelerating or driving downhill converts the kinetic energy from the wheel torque into electricity through its innovative regenerative braking system, recharging the battery pack. Four drive modes are available – the regular D mode, D-ECO mode, B mode and B-ECO mode – to suit different driving conditions. On a full charge, 100% Electric Nissan LEAF has an estimated range of 195 kilometres according to the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).
Best of all, the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF is economical to run, which is 75% cheaper than the fuel costs of running a petrol-powered equivalent (based on current electricity rates in Malaysia). Maintenance is cheap as well, which is 80% savings over a 5-year period as compared to its petrol-powered equivalent.
It goes without saying that there is no need to visit a petrol station – and no more worries about increases in fuel prices either. Each 100% Electric Nissan LEAF comes with a home-charging unit, allowing easy charging at home when not in use. The charging timer allows safe charging overnight as well, with a pre-set charging time. Recharging time for a completely drained battery pack is around 4 hours with the supplied 6.6kWh home-charging unit. There is also a solar panel mounted on its rear roof spoiler which maintains the charge of the 12V battery that runs the lamps, wipers, audio and other accessories. Additionally, there are currently a total of 15 public EV charging stations
located around the Klang Valley, Penang, Malacca and Johor Bahru. The best part is that, these EV chargers are currently Free-of-Charge to the public.
Safety is assured in the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF as it comes equipped with a total of 6 airbags as well as an Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC). It offers high levels of occupant protection thanks to Nissan’s Zone Body construction which maintains the integrity of the passenger compartment and reduces pedestrian injury. Highly rated in crash test results, the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF has received a 5-star Euro NCAP rating.
The 100% Electric Nissan LEAF comes in 5 colour choices – Pearl White, Blue Ocean, Brilliant Silver, Metallic Slate and Super Black and is available for RM168,800.00 on the road.
Head over to the Nissan Malaysia website at www.nissan.com.my to find out more about the 100% Electric Nissan LEAF as well as other Nissan models in Malaysia.
Current Public EV Charging Stations available
￼￼￼￼￼￼ETCM Showroom & TCEAS
￼￼TC Euro Cars, Petaling Jaya
￼￼￼￼￼Lot 10 Shopping Mall
￼￼￼￼￼￼ETCM Raja Laut showroom
￼￼￼￼Bangsar Shopping Centre
￼￼￼￼ETCM PJ Showroom
￼Petronas Solaris Station, Seri Kembangan
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼TCEAS Kota Damansara
￼￼TCEAS Bayan Lepas
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Seri Negeri (Government Office)
￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ETCM Johor Jaya showroom