NISSAN/ETCM introduces the Navara Calibre 4X2

Published on April 25th, 2010

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has introduced the latest addition to the Navara Premium Sports Utility Truck (SUT) line-up – the new Navara Calibre 4X2 Automatic.

Like the award-winning 4X4 Navara Automatic, the Navara Calibre 4X2 is a compelling combination of strong performance, bold styling and outstanding features, with a powerful yet fuel-efficient 4X2 drivetrain able to take on all obstacles whether in town or in the outskirts.

The new Navara Calibre 4X2 features the powerful YD25DDTi common rail direct injection diesel engine. This 2.5-Litre turbo-charged four-cylinder engine incorporates a Variable Nozzle Turbocharger (VNT) and intercooler for strong response at low RPM to deliver a class-leading 144ps and a maximum torque of 356Nm, it is mated to an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission, ideal for urban crawls or off-road manoeuvres. Additionally an engine balancer shaft system is employed for superior Noise, Vibration & Harshness (NVH) suppression.

While the Navara Calibre 4X2 embodies the true spirit of the “Mother Trucker”, behind its muscular and aggressive external body lies a spacious interior that pampers its passengers with car-like comforts and practicality. The suspension of the Navara Calibre 4X2 also offers surefooted stability and ride comfort in all driving conditions courtesy of an independent double-wishbone front suspension with coil springs and leaf-spring rear suspension with shock-absorbers.

To keep its occupants safe, the Navara Calibre 4X2 is designed with the Zone Body concept offering optimum protection for passengers by compartmentalizing the cabin into a Crushable Zone and a Safety Zone. Its safety features include anti-lock brake system (ABS) and electric brake force distribution (EBD) on all four independent wheels to ensure proper brake force in accordance with load on each wheel.

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“We are confident that the new Navara Calibre 4X2 will receive good response as this new introduction is perfect for those who want a macho pick-up truck with a more affordable price coupled with an even better fuel consumption,” said Dato’ Dr Ang Bon Beng, Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd.

“We also believe that this new variant will attract car buyers who are looking for a good value alternative to a passenger car,” he added.

The Navara is highly rated for its toughness, off-road capabilities and comfort across the world. Since its November 2008 launch in Malaysia, the Navara has garnered the following prestigious awards:

· Best Value for Money Pickup Truck, Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009.

· Winner – Pickup Category, Autocar Asean Car of The Year Awards 2009.

· The Best Speed Bump Killer – NewMan RPM Awards 2009.

This Navara Calibre 4X2 is fully imported as a completely built-up unit from Nissan Motor Thailand. It is available in a special Desert Gold colour alongside Supreme Black, Tungsten Silver & Twilight Gray.

The on-the-road price (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for Peninsular Malaysia starts from RM89,900.00 and comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty. For more information, please contact our product adviser, Mr. Alex Yaul, at 012-723 2323 or visit www.navara.com.my.

text & pix: ETCM


Comments

  1. Posted by Foongcei on May 6th, 2010, 13:08

    How about the fuel consumption for town usage?

    thanks

  2. Posted by Traffic Mag on May 6th, 2010, 17:36

    fuel consumption in town would be just nice i’d say.

  3. Posted by kabez on August 2nd, 2010, 16:30

    town use normally consumes 20 to 22 cents, n 4 long distance can be as low as 16 to 17 cents….. economical for high speed (120-130km/h).

  4. Posted by Traffic Mag on August 4th, 2010, 13:50

    hey kabez, thanks for the info ya! we really appreciate it.

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