Edaran Tan Chong Motor Launches the All-New Nissan X-Trail in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR, 23 January 2015 – Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) today unveiled the All-New Nissan X-Trail, the innovative premium crossover.
Already a global success, the third-generation All-New X-Trail has won recognitions and accolades around the world, most recently “Indonesia Car of the Year 2014” from Mobil Motor Magazine and Auto Bild Indonesia Magazine, and “Car of the Year 2014” award by China Mainstream Media Automobile Alliance in China.
Speech by Mr Kenji Naito, Senior Vice President of Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd
Two variants are available for the Malaysian market; the range-topping 2.5L 4WD, and the 2.0L 2WD. Since pre-booking registrations opened in Malaysia last December, the All-New X-Trail has gathered over 1,300 bookings.
Mr. Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing and Product Planning in addressing the launch of the All-New X-Trail said, “We are delighted to be able to introduce the All-New X-Trail to Malaysians. The previous generation X-Trails were such icons for SUV and crossover fans here, with more than 19,000 units on the road since ETCM first launched it in 2003. The completely redesigned All-New X-Trail combines Nissan’s acclaimed 4×4 heritage with fresh ideas, premium styling and groundbreaking technologies – making it one of the most advanced Crossovers with off-roading capabilities. This innovative premium crossover is further testament to ETCM’s commitment to bringing consumers with the best that Nissan has to offer.”
The locally-assembled All-New Nissan X-trail boasts ground-breaking Active Chassis Control technology that has been adopted as world-firsts to ensure smooth, stress-free driving experience.
Speech by Mr Tan Keng Meng, Director of Marketing and Product Planning
The Active Ride Control system moderates any pitching motion experienced by drivers on bumpy roads by controlling engine torque and brakes to improve ride comfort, while the Active Engine Brake system adjusts the amount of engine braking to assist drivers to reduce speed when cornering or stopping. Additionally, the Active Trace Control system – a ‘Nissan-first’ – automatically applies small amounts of braking to the individual wheels to reduce understeer and help the driver maintain control around corners.
The 2.5L variant is equipped with an ALL MODE INTELLIGENT 4×4 System (4×4-i), for different driving modes based on road conditions. Three modes are available; two-wheel drive, Auto Mode – which automatically changes torque distribution between front and rear wheels when driving on paved or slippery roads, and Lock Mode for permanent four-wheel drive.
A feature available in both variants, Hill Start Assist allows drivers to change pedals easily from the brake to the accelerator and carry out a safer hill start.
Additionally, Hill Descent Control – available in the 2.5L 4WD variant – controls the vehicle speed (between 4km/h -15km/h) when descending a steep or slippery hill without applying brakes, allowing drivers to focus on steering the vehicle.
Both variants come fitted with Nissan’s Next Generation Xtronic CVT with 7-speed manual mode to ensure a smoother ride and powerful driving performance; and ECO mode system for better fuel efficiency.
Other features that go the extra mile for customer comfort and safety are the Zero-Gravity Inspired’ Seats to help reduce fatigue, a best-in-class 5-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display (ADAD) for ease during driving, and a first-in-class 360° Around View Monitor for added parking convenience.
The All-New X-Trail is offered with a range of safety features that comes as standard across the range; including the Dual Front SRS airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) with Active Brake-Limited Slip (ABLS), Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist (BA)
Launch of The All-New X-Trail by VIPs (from left to right)
- Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng (拿督洪文明博士), Executive Director, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd
- Dato’ Rosie Tan (拿督许瑞华), Executive Vice President, Tan Chong & Sons Motor Company Sdn Bhd
- Mr. Kenji Naito (内藤 贤司), Senior Vice President, Nissan Motor Asia Pacific Co., Ltd
- Mr. Tan Keng Meng (陈庆民先生), Director Marketing and Product Planning, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd