|In conjunction with the 2013 Tan Chong Group Chinese New Year bash, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) took the opportunity to reveal the facelifted (FL) Nissan TEANA 2.5-liter.|
Since the Teana debut here in November 2010, Nissan’s large sedan has sold more than 8000 units which makes up a 16.3% market share in the large sedan segment. There are three variants in the Teana range; the base 2.0l, Teana 2.5l and top-of-the-line & CBU (completely-built up) 3.5l. The Nissan Teana is second only to the Toyota Camry as the citizens’ favorite D-segment car.
Exterior-wise, the FL Teana takes up a new smoke grille for a bolder and more aggressive front fascia. At the side, the side sill cover consists of one-piece structure that blends better at the wheelbase as compared to a slighly extended two-piece side sill of the pre-FL Teana. The rear has a spoiler and bumper skirts to bring out the Teana’s wide stance which coincides with elements of dynamism.
The Teana’s interior comprises an essential all-black scheme, fine leather seats and all-around refinements with darker wood trimmings on the center console and door panels. Further, a black 4-spoke leather-wrapped steering and on-roof console illumination are added to instigate that prestige feel.
One of the unique active safety features included in the Nissan Teana FL is the Blind Spot Warning system; ETCM claims it is the first of its kind in the D-segment, The Blind Spot Warning System, also known as BLIS on a certain Swedish marque’s cars, gives drivers enhanced situation awareness thus reducing the risk of collision. This in-car safety device uses two 24GHz radar sensors mounted inside the rear bumper to detect moving objects, and as soon as threats or dangers are detected within the 3X3m radius the driver is instantly alerted via the LED Buzzers situated at the front edge of both front doors.
The Nissan Teanna 2.5l FL is available in five colors: Deep Amethyst Grey, Tungsten Silver, Sapphire Black, Chardonnay Gold and Brilliant White with an on-the-road price tag of RM 173,100. ETCM is currently offering 0% hire purchase interest rate for 12 months with savings up till RM8,888 from now until 31 March, applicable for the Nissan Teana variant only.