Nissan Navara available for test drivesPOSTED BY Ayisy Yusof ON 11 November 2015
EDARAN Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) is set to launch its all-new Nissan NP300 Navara by the end of this month.
After making its world debut last year in Thailand, ETCM said that the company has prepared about 2,000 units of the new Navara to support the launch with delivery beginning on Nov 26.
At the moment, only CBU units are available for sale and the company will look forward to introduce its CKD units next year, according to Tan Chong Motor Assemblies Sdn Bhd director Christopher Tan.
Available in two body types – single cab and double cab – pricing of the new pick-up starts from RM85,000 for the Single Cab (Manual) 4WD.
The Double Cab variants comprising the E (Manual) 4WD is priced at RM95,000, SE (Manual) 4WD at RM104,000, SE (Auto) 4WD at RM109,000, V (Auto) 4WD at RM115,000 and VL (Auto) 4WD at RM125,000.
Bookings are now open and customers can have a choice of four colours – Savanna Orange, Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black and Brilliant White.
Under the hood is an improved version of Nissan’s third generation YD25DDTi, a 2.5-litre engine producing a maximum power output of 187hp with 450Nm of torque at 2,000rpm, mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual mode for smoother acceleration and better fuel economy.
The new Navara comes with multi-link rear suspension for SUV-like comfort, with better handling and stability.
The Navara is equipped with a distinctive V-motion strut grille, full LED headlamps with boomerang-shaped daytime running lights, rear spoiler, new 18-inch alloy wheels and comfort key.
Interior-wise, the Navara is equipped with zero gravity inspired seats, helping to reduce driver fatigue with optimum cabin cooling that includes dual zone automatic air conditioning and rear air-conditioning vents.
Safety features include active brake limited slip, hill start assist and hill descent control, child seat retainer (Isofix), vehicle dynamic control, anti-locking braking system, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist and traction control system.
Test drives are available during the NP300 Navara carnivals starting from Nov 14-15 at ETCM Glenmarie in Selangor, ETCM Butterworth in Penang, ETCM Ipoh in Perak, ETCM Johor Jaya in Johor Baru, ETCM Seremban in Negeri Sembilan and ETCM Kuantan in Pahang as well as from Nov 20-21 at ETCM Sg. Petani in Kedah and from Nov 21-22 at ETCM Petaling Jaya in Selangor, ETCM Southgate in Kuala Lumpur, ETCM Semabok in Melaka, ETCM Kota Baru in Kelantan, ETCM Kota Kinabalu in Sabah and ETCM Kuching in Sarawak.
Keep a date with the exclusive pre-launch preview of the NP300 Nissan Navara at the NST-MAI Asean Autoshow today at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre in Seri Kembangan, Selangor.