ETCM makes available Nissan 370Z and Murano in Malaysia

Published on October 28th, 2009

After less than a year since their world debut in Tokyo, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has made available the all-new fully imported Nissan 370Z sports car and NISSAN Murano premium crossover in Malaysia.

Both the all-new Nissan 370Z and Murano are iconic models from Nissan that were designed with stylish, unique and sporty contours while incorporating Nissan’s greatest achievements in technology. These 2 premium models offer performance and luxury to provide car enthusiasts with the utmost driving pleasure and pride of ownership.

Nissan 370z

Nissan 370Z

Now in its 40th year, the Z became an icon of global sports car passion with more than 1.7 million units sold since the 1st generation S30 model debuted exactly forty years ago back in 1969. The all-new 370Z continues Nissan’s philosophy of design, performance and technical innovation, offering authentic normally aspirated performance, true sports car handling and attractive athletic, agile design.

“The all-new Nissan 370Z builds on the best features of both the 1st and last generations of Z-badged cars – respectful but retro, simple yet sophisticated, and unmistakably Z,” said Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd.


The all-new Nissan 370Z’s enhanced performance characteristics are a result of its shorter wheelbase, reduced weight and the adoption of the larger, more powerful, potent VQ37VHR 3.7-litre V6 engine with VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift). This power unit is the latest manifestation of Nissan’s award-winning and renowned VQ engine series, which earned Ward’s Autoworld proclaimed accolade of being one of the 10 best engines in the world. The normally aspirated VQ37VHR pushes out an astonishing 333ps together with a stupendous 363Nm of torque for an ultra-smooth delivery of power, improved throttle response, better fuel efficiency and more environment-friendly cleaner emissions.


Mated to this award winning engine are two transmissions that perfectly complement the former’s high output and refinement. Malaysians bent on owning the 370Z have the choice of a 6-speed manual transmission and a newly developed 7-speed automatic with manual shift mode. The manual transmission is an enthusiast driver’s delight, being the world’s first SyncroRev Match control system which automatically blips the throttle to simulate heel & toe shifting.

The all-new Nissan 370Z, which made its global debut in December 2008, has already been recognised with prestigious awards in the field of design and performance such as the Ward Autoworld’s Interior of the Year Award for sports cars in April 2009 and the Edmunds’ Inside Line 2009 Readers’ Most Wanted Awards last June.


Offering high performance in superlative comfort, with high quality and a shape that is both pleasing and easy on the eyes, the all-new Nissan 370Z easily takes its place among the exclusive and handful of the world’s top sports car offerings in Malaysia.

Nissan Murano 3.5L X-CVT


The 2nd generation Murano is Nissan’s premium crossover which offers an enhanced sense of sporty and reassuring driving performance, a quieter and more comfortable interior with even more luxurious features.

The all-new Nissan Murano’s exterior design and styling has been described as a piece of sculptured modern art. With its clean-cut shape, the Murano exudes strength and sturdiness that spells reliability and years of enjoyable use to come.

“With new looks, enhanced performance and refinement, a host of innovative features and an impressive new interior, the all-new Nissan Murano is a significant evolution of the trend-setting original,” added Dato’ Dr Ang when asked to give his take on this all-new premium crossover.

While the Murano’s exterior draws lingering looks, the interior presents a lap of total luxury. Described as a suite on wheels, the Murano’s cabin is spacious, functional and lavishly appointed. With the 60/40-split folding automatic rear seats folded, the luggage capacity rises up to a cavernous 838 litres.


Like the original, the heart of the Murano is its advanced engine, transmission and chassis combination, which is anchored by Nissan’s proven VQ35DE V6 engine, paired with the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and rigid D-platform. The VQ35DE engine achieves improved output and fuel-efficiency (9.3km/L on JP 10-15 mode) through reduced friction. This award-winning member of the Nissan VQ engine series churns out an impressive 260ps together with 336Nm of torque with effortless precision. The Nissan D-platform helps optimize the balance between a flat, comfortable ride and the quiet, superb handling and stability of a premium crossover.

Nissan Murano, 2009

The ALL MODE 4×4-i all-wheel drive system and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) ensures for smooth cornering and stable handling on slippery and uneven road surfaces by monitoring wheel spin and adjusting the front/rear torque split accordingly for a balanced drive.

In the US, the all-new Nissan Murano has earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in 2008. IIHS recognised the all-new Nissan Murano as the best overall performer in front, side and rear crash during test evaluations. In addition, the Murano rides securely on aesthetically enhancing 18” alloy wheels and active safety is taken cared of with the provisions of driving safety features such as ABS, EBD and Braking Assist.

Nissan Murano, 2009

Other technological features include memory seats, stylish dual glass sunroof, power lift gate and rear view camera to embrace the driver and passengers with reassuring feelings of warmth, modernity, comfort, innovation and security.

“While we find ourselves in challenging economic circumstances, we are confident that the 370Z and MURANO will be well received based on both critical and market reception to both these all new Nissan “Halo” models. The all-new Nissan 370Z and Murano will appeal to the segment of customers who have the means to demand the perfect blend of quality and safety, while aspiring for an uncompromising level of driving purity that comes from the pedigree of these premium performance models, ” said Dato’ Dr Ang.

The selling price for the all-new Nissan 370Z and Murano start from RM354, 400 and RM318, 200 respectively; excluding road tax, insurance and registration related charges. Prices are valid in Peninsular Malaysia and subject to change without prior notice. Both vehicles come with a 3-year or 100,000km warranty whichever comes first. Terms and conditions apply.

The all-new Nissan 370Z and murano can be exclusively viewed at selected Nissan showrooms nationwide.

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text: Azdee Amir  pix: ETCM


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