Edaran Tan Chong Motor marks the dawn of a new luxury with the all new Nissan Teana

Published on November 25th, 2010

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) recently launched the all-new Nissan Teana luxury sedan at a renowned hotel in Bandar Utama, Kuala Lumpur. The launch of this flagship sedan marks the long awaited return for Nissan and ETCM to the executive luxury sedan segment in the Malaysian automotive market. At the heart of the all-new Nissan Teana is the concept of offering customers a dynamic and superior sedan with an attractive modern luxurious styling that is much more refreshing and easy on the eyes compared to its predecessor.

The all-new Nissan Teana is a significant model as it is meant to reflect Nissan’s and ETCM’s continually strong and undetered commitment to constantly offer high quality products that maximize the pleasure of driving, and the pride of owning a Nissan. The all-new Nissan Teana is available in three variants – the 2.0L and the 2.5L V6 that are assembled in ETCM’s state-of-the-art Serendah Plant which began operations more than two years ago in line with ETCM’s ambition and goal of being a major player in the Malaysian automotive industry and market, and the range-topping Teana 3.5L V6, that is fully imported from Japan, and which arouses interest as to whether this top-of-the-range Teana’s powerplant is similar to that of the Previous Nissan Fairlady, the 350Z.

Nissan and ETCM revealed that the name Teana was coined from the Native American word which carries the meaning ‘dawn’, denoting the beginning of an all-new modern luxury sedan..

With its modern styling, impressive ride comfort and thoughtful appointments, the all new Nissan Teana was designed and engineered to provide lasting value in a luxury sedan reflecting a new dimension of hospitality, superb comfort and a quiet, spacious interior.

Modern Luxurious Appearance

The all-new Nissan Teana comes with a meticulously executed exterior design to present a modern and artistic form. This is defined by its bold yet elegant character line to form a sweeping arc extending from the front to the rear of the vehicle to express the dynamic confidence and elegant manner which this vehicle exudes.

To project its modernly luxurious appearance, the all-new Nissan Teana’s exterior design style is highlighted by:

– A grille based on a horizontal bar arrangement to impart a 3-D look with elegant fins that appear to have been sculpted from a sphere.

– Headlamps that have been designed with a vertical motif finished with a 3-Dimensional jewel-like brilliance.

– Side body treatment that showcases the character line that is complimented with side mouldings executed in a sword motif to impart a sense of fine quality.

– Elegant window lines to emphasize the luxurious space of the interior.

– Rear combination LED lights that are sculpted to project outward from the body, creating an impressive and wide-looking rear.

The all-new Nissan Teana has an artistic interior with wave-like design themes to further accentuate the modern luxurious appearance and stance with an emphasis on comfort, relaxation, and sensuality. Key features of the all-new Nissan Teana’s interior are such as:

– A dashboard that ‘floats’ on top of a large wood panel to create a sense of being gently enveloped in high quality.

– An elegant floor console design with curved wood panel.

– Understated chrome finishing that creates a modern yet luxurious appearance.

– Door grip handle which is based on the artistic yet ergonomic principles incorporating a wave-like line for a distinctively fresh look and feel.

– Double-stitched leather door trim to showcase fine craftsmanship.

-Voluminous arm-rest offers sofa-like comfort.

Relaxing Comfort

The all-new Nissan Teana sits on the newly developed Nissan D-Platform optimised for a class-leading ride comfort, low Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), outstanding stability and superb handling. The driver helming the wheel of the rather sizeable Nissan Teana will take pleasure in fatigueless driving while maintaining concentration; with passengers feeling truly relaxed while enjoying an amazingly smooth and quiet ride.

The key features of the new D-Platform are:

– Driving comfort and stability from a new, fully independent Front Strut and Rear Multi-link suspension system.

-Quietness and refinement from dramatic reduction of noise through the extensive use of sound absorbing materials over the entire body of the vehicle.

– Safety from extensive use of high tensile steel in Zone Body construction.

At the heart, or rather under the front bonnet of the all-new Nissan Teana is Nissan’s award-winning 3.5L VQ35DE V6 powerplant that produces 252ps at 6,000rpm with 326Nm of torque at 4,400rpm, with the 2.5L model powered by the VQ25DE V6 engine that produces 182ps at 6,000rpm with 228Nm of torque at 4,400rpm, while the refined and efficient all-aluminium 2.0L MR20DE engine that propels the 2.0L model produces 136ps at 5,600rpm with 190Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. These engines are mated to Nissan’s Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). The technologies combine to offer responsive acceleration and a class-leading fuel economy while allowing for passengers to enjoy a comfortable ride with no shift shock at all vehicle speeds.

Welcoming Hospitality

The all-new Nissan Teana comes with premium features to pamper both driver and passengers with welcoming hospitality. Some of these key premium features are:

– Engine Start/Stop button

– Dual-zone auto air-conditioning system

– 6-CD changer with 6-speaker audio, Aux-in and MP3

– Interior mood lighting

– Triple meter cluster with integrated Multi Information Display

– Audio/cruise control steering buttons

– Rear sunshade (Only for the 2.5L V6 and 3.5L V6 models)

– Memory function for the driver’s seat  (Only for the 2.5L V6 and 3.5L V6 models)

– Powered front seats; 8-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable for the front passenger seat (Only for the 2.5L V6 and 3.5L V6 models)

– Intelligent Key (i-Key) for keyless operation (Only for the 2.5L V6 and 3.5L V6 models)

– Ventilated seats for the driver and the front passenger (Only for the 3.5L V6 model)

– Ottoman-style legrest support for the front passenger (Only for the 3.5L V6 model)

– Panoramic sunroof (Only for the 3.5L V6 model)

Apart from the above-mentioned premium features, the all-new Nissan Teana also provides the best-in-class boot/trunk space with a capacity of 506L plus a flat trunk hinge that does not intrude into luggage room, while a low bumper height makes loading and unloading of large items much more easier.

Advanced Safety Technologies

The all-new Nissan Teana delivers a full complement of safety features such as SRS Airbags, active front headrests, Anti Brake Locking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with traction control and ultra bright Xenon headlights with auto levelizer are standard on the Teana 2.5L V6 and 3.5L V6 variants. All these features contribute to the Teana achieving the top safety rating of 6-Stars in the Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).

Since its global launch, the all-new Nissan Teana has received tremendous response across numerous markets around the world. The Teana’s luxurious appeal has won over many customers and is currently the best-selling vehicle in its class in the World’s largest automotive market, the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Nissan and ETCM are both confident that the all-new Nissan Teana will be equally well received in Malaysia with its competitive price.

“I am very happy to reveal that our showroom’s across Malaysia have received bookings of more than 1,000 units for the all-new Nissan Teana. We are confident that the Teana will contribute positively to Nissan’s market share growth in Malaysia,” said a beaming Datuk Tan Heng Chew, Executive Deputy Chairman of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad.

The all-new Nissan Teana was launched by Malaysia’s Minister of Transport, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, who was accompanied by Datuk Tan Heng Chew, Nissan Asia Pacific Pte Ltd’s Deputy Managing Director, Yukihiko Kamitoh, and Nissan’s top man in Malaysia, ETCM’s Executive Director, the warm, friendly and approachable Datuk Dr. Ang Boon Beng.

The all-new Nissan Teana is offered with a choice of eight attractive exterior colours: Deep Amethyst Grey, Tungsten Silver, Sapphire Black, Chardonnay Gold, Brilliant White, while the Pearl White, Bordeaux Red and Luna Blue exterior colours are exclusively for the Teana 3.5L V6 only. On-The-Road prices (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for the Nissan Teana was sadly not provided during the launch. For pricing, it is best to refer to ETCM’s sales staff and personnel at any ETCM showroom and outlet throughout the country.

The warranty period for the all-new Nissan Teana is 3-years or 100,000km (whichever comes first). For more information and enquiries, contact ETCM’s product adviser, Alex Yaul at +6012- 723 2323, or log on to www.nissan.com.my.

words & pix: Azdee Amir


  1. Posted by Los Angeles Nissan Dealer on March 31st, 2011, 00:08

    This is actually the first time I’ve heard of the Nissan Teana. We’re in Los Angeles and I guess this particular model is only available in certain markets excluding the U.S. It’s a shame because it’s a gorgeous car.


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