Published on April 24th, 2012

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today launched the fully imported all-new Nissan Elgrand, a 7-seater premium MPV and the improved Nissan Murano, a premium SUV. This sleek design of both Nissan top models is definitely reaching out to the niche who wants to make a statement of true luxury lifestyle. With the new line-ups, ETCM will bring new levels of performance, refinement and ownership experience to the luxury segment.

“Dynamism and Luxury” is well expressed in the brand new Elgrand. The low and wide body proportions emphasize the Elgrand’s stability, with the dynamic lines flowing from the front and leading all the way down the sides, highlighting its majestic profile.

The front and second row passengers will be pampered by the ultimate comfort of Elgrand’s signature feature – ‘Captain Seat’. These individual Captain seats incorporate three new technologies: ‘seat cushion-integrated leg rest,’ ‘articulated seatback,’ and ‘three-layered cushion pads.’ Nissan is the only automaker adopting all three technologies that makes a traveller feels like sitting in a First Class airline seat.

In addition, the “King of Minivans” offers the passenger with easy entry via the automatic large rear door slides, a separate dual-zone automatic climate control for front and rear cabin, a private theatre entertainment system and an advance Around View Monitor parking camera that allows driver an easy manoeuvre in tight spaces.

The Elgrand has a sedan-like drivability and stability thanks to its highly engineered all-new-platform, giving it a low centre of gravity to provide a complete control and comfortable ride. The premium MPV uses a 3.5-liter V6 engine that has a maximum power output of 280PS at 6400rpm and maximum torque of 344Nm at 4400rpm.

The Elgrand wears a stylish Chrome-coated, polished 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a choice of four exterior colours: White Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Dark Purple and Black while the interior features a luxurious dark espresso leather and gradation wood-tone panel.

The award-winning Nissan Murano premium SUV continues to be the category benchmark for styling, performance and value. The Murano is one of the most distinctively styled vehicles in its class – both inside and out.

Among the refinement surprises, customers can now expect a refreshed bold grille and a redesigned front bumper complete with a beautiful 5-Y spoke 18-inch alloy wheels. The rear is enhanced with newly designed sleek bright LED taillights together with integrated dual exhaust outlets to create a distinctive bold athletic stance.

Some of the enhancements made to the interior are the double stitching design leather seats, ‘Fine Vision Meter’ reading instruments, a redesigned centre console with improved rotary controls, a newly positioned central display that provides a greater visibility and a USB port. The Murano features a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces a maximum power of 260PS at 6,000rpm with a maximum torque of 336Nm at 4,400rpm and is coupled with an advanced Xtronic CVT transmission with an intelligent all-wheel drive system.

Both Elgrand and Murano are fully imported from Japan and retails from RM384,863.20 and RM318,882.50 respectively; excluding road tax, insurance and registration related charges. Prices are valid in Peninsular Malaysia and subject to change without prior notice.

Both vehicles are supported by a 3-year or 100,000km warranty whichever comes first. ETCM’s After Sales Service provides 24 hours road assistance, towing and minor-on-the-spot repairs in Malaysia. Customers can expect the fit, reliability and assistance that one should deserve, which will help retain their Nissan’s performance and resale value for years to come.

The all-new Nissan Elgrand and the improved Nissan Murano can be exclusively viewed at selected Nissan showrooms nationwide from 21st April 2012 onwards.

words & pix: ETCM


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