Raw Power of the Nissan 4×4 Tested at Jurassix Park 2013, Miri

Published on June 3rd, 2013

Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) organised the Nissan Jurassix Park 2013, an exhilarating 4×4 adventure held in Miri, Sarawak, from 24th – 26th May, 2013. This event was open to all Nissan customers in East Malaysia, especially for those who own 4×4 models such as the Nissan Navara, Frontier and X-Trail. 78 participants joined in for this off road challenge which saw a total of 35 units of 4×4 vehicles raving through the muddy and bumpy courses.

It was the first time that the Nissan Jurassix Park event was held in East Malaysia so that they can get the chance to discover the level of performance of their Nissan 4×4. ETCM has been organizing the event in Peninsular Malaysia since 2004 and in Miri this is the sixth event to-date since its inception.

Down the hill challenge

On the first and third days of the 3-day event, the general public had a chance to personally experience the Nissan Navara 4×4 around the course. For many, the raw power and capabilities of the Nissan Navara was very impressive!

The second day saw the running of the “4×4 Off Road Warrior Challenge”, the main event which was exclusively for Nissan 4×4 owners.

Expressing his excitement about this event, Dato’ David Chen, Executive Director of ETCM said, “It is very beneficial for the owners to fully understand the features and capability of their 4×4 so that they can use their vehicle to the fullest. This is also one of the many events that we organize for our loyal customers to show our gratitude for their support as part of the Nissan family.”

Getting all dirty in the mud track

During the main event, Nissan owners were given hands-on experience and the opportunity to understand the capabilities and features of a 4×4. Throughout the adrenaline–charged course at the Nissan Village Site, there were also physical challenges at various stages designed to test the capabilities and endurance of each participant as they competed among themselves to reach the finish line.

Adding to the excitement of the day’s activities were lucky draws held during the prize presentation dinner at the Parkcity Everly Hotel. The total value of cash prizes, vouchers and lucky draws given away to the winners summed up to approximately RM12,500 worth of prizes!

group pic- top 3 winners

In search of the 4×4 Off Road Warrior, the grand prize when to the lucky winners; Samuel Iwat and Joshiah Abun Samuel. The best part was, they not only walked away with cash prize and vouchers worth RM1,200 but also Continental Sime Tyres worth RM 1,200 during the final round of lucky draws. It was definitely a very lucky day for the both of them.

The Nissan Navara is very well received especially in East Malaysia. With a maximum torque of 403Nm/2000rpm, the Nissan Navara is highly rated for its toughness, off road capabilities and comfort across the world. This truck has garnered prestigious awards in Malaysia since its launch, as per below.

Group picture before the flag-off to officiate the start of the road warrior challenge

  • Best Value for Money Pickup Truck, Asian Auto – VCA Auto Industry Awards 2009 and 2010.
  • Winner – Pickup Category, Autocar Asean Car of the Year Awards 2009.
  • The Best Speed Bump Killer – NewMan RPM Awards 2009.
  • Truck of the Year- Wheels Weekly / Live Life Drive Car of the Year 2011 & 2012.
  • Pickup Truck of the Year – New Straits Times / Maybank COTY Awards 2011.

For more information on Nissan models in Malaysia, visit www.nissan.com.my.

words & pix: ETCM

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