Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) launched their new (3rd generation) Nissan Teana on 3 June at the Grand Hyatt in Kuala Lumpur. More than 600,000 units of the Nissan Teana have been sold globally since its launch in 2013, and this new model that is locally assembled at Tan Chong Motor Assemblies (TCMA), Serendah Plant, offers a more prestigious look by way of a wider, more aggressive front styling, crisp new grille design and projector-lens headlights.
Executive Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor, Dato’ David Chen said: “ETCM is delighted to introduce the third generation All-New Nissan Teana to the Malaysian motorist. This latest D-segment sedan is our flagship model. The theme of “Drive to Greatness” the new Teana’s tagline embodies the ultimate driving performance, luxury and comfort for all our discerning consumers and youthful entrepreneurs. Every inch and detail of the All-New Nissan Teana has been meticulously crafted for those who appreciate the finer things in life. We believe the sleek stylish curves, advanced innovation and luxury of the All-New Nissan Teana will definitely offer an exceptional ride to the top!”
A major change in the All-New Nissan Teana is its newly-developed QR25DE engine with major improvements in low and mid-range torque, enhanced combustion and emission efficiencies that make the driving performance of the 2.5XV very smooth and more economical. This powerful engine comes with Nissan’s Twin CVTC (Twin Continuously Variable-valve Timing Control) system.
The Teana 2.5XV comes with a maximum power output of 173hp with a higher torque of 234Nm compared to the previous (from 228Nm). Nissan has retained the proven MR20DE engine for the 2.0XL and 2.0XE, with the four-cylinder, 16-valve, 1,997cc engine delivering excellent power with its maximum 136hp and 190Nm torque.
All three variants come with the next-generation XTRONIC CVT which is fuel efficient and provides powerful and precise acceleration especially when overtaking on highways, and durability as compared to a conventional automatic transmission. 70% of the components of the XTRONIC CVT were re-designed to reduce internal friction and make the unit more compact. Based on Nissan’s internal test data, the new Nissan Teana 2.0 litre can deliver 13.5km/l while the Teana 2.5 litre can go up to 13.3km /l.
The new Rear Multi-link Suspension and EHPS (Electro-Hydraulic Power Steering) systems both combine to enhance a smooth ride with more stability and better road traction. ETCM claims that this provides a good balance between responsive steering and comfortable riding helping to provide a safer and more confident driving experience when cornering.
The AUC (Active Understeer Control) utilizes intelligent control logic and high-response brake actuators to activate the braking of the inside front wheel during sharp cornering. The technology acts in tandem with VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and TCS (Traction Control System), as the base, helping drivers control the vehicle, while providing safe and smooth cornering especially on slippery, wet or sandy roads.
The more aerodynamic new look includes flowing, yet sharp character lines extend from front to rear and evoke fluid momentum resulting in a co-efficient drag, while a chromed front grille sits in between the projector type headlights. The interior comes with high-quality black leather seats and silver finishing, and is roomy and comfortable, with the optimized shape of the front seats giving a feel of spaciousness beyond its actual size. There is a big improvement in rear legroom compared to the previous (2nd generation) model.
The All-New Nissan Teana comes with 516 litres of luggage space, while the 60:40 split-fold seats replace the trunk-through design of the previous generation to provide easier storage for larger items. The seats have a “Zero-Gravity Inspired” Seat Design that helps reduce muscular and spinal loads, and improve blood flow, helping to reduce fatigue over long periods behind the wheel ensuring a comfortable driving experience especially during long-distance trips.
Interior noise has been greatly reduced in the All-New Nissan Teana thanks to the improved noise-absorbing materials, dampening vibration and harshness (NVH). The 2.5XV variant even comes with a BOSE Premium Audio System and 9 speakers that provide a premium surround sound experience and a sunroof. The 4-inch ADAD (Advanced Drive Assist Display) with 3D-effect graphic colour display is situated right in front of the driver for easy visibility, while the control for the audio and cruise control systems are on the new leather steering wheel for easy operation. For further comfort and convenience, the All-New Nissan Teana is equipped with a Dual Zone Automatic Climate Control with Rear Vents, an Intelligent Key (keyless entry) and an engine Push Start Ignition Button.
The All-New Nissan Teana is equipped with 6 SRS Airbags, VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) and TCS (Traction Control System), together with a host of control safety systems including AUC (Active Understeer Control), ABS (Anti-locking Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist System) to help the driver stay in control and avoid obstacles in emergency situations. These advanced features enhance the vehicle’s stability and prevent skidding on slippery roads. There’s also HSA (Hill Start Assist) which prevents the car from rolling back when starting on a slope.
Xenon Headlights with Auto-levelling and Washers (available only in the 2.5XV), improve night vision. The headlights come with an Advanced Auto Light System which will turn on automatically during rainy weather (or dim lighting conditions) when the windshield wipers are operated continuously.
Other safety features include LED High Mounted Rear Stop Lamp, ISOFIX childseat points, front seat belts with load limiters and pre-tensioners, 3 point Emergency Locking Restraint (ELR), Front Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers, high strength body construction and front construction for pedestrian protection.
The All-New Nissan Teana is available in 3 variants: 2.5XV, 2.0XL and 2.0XE. The five colours available include a new colour, Storm Blue, as well as Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black, Bronze Gold and Brilliant White.
The on-the-road price of the All-New Nissan Teana is RM169,900 for the 2.5XV, RM149,800 for the 2.0XL and RM139,800 for the 2.0XE. All variants come with a warranty of 3-years or 100,000KMs, whichever comes first.
More info at www.nissan.com.my or call 1800 88 8368