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Dahulunya No.1 di Jepun, Nissan kini yang paling lemah? Bukan silap Ghosn seorang.

Sejarah pembuatan kereta Nissan boleh dikesan balik seawal 1914, membuatkannya salah satu yang tertua di Jepun. Antara era 60-an hingga 90-an, Nissan adalah pembuat kereta Jepun yang paling berteknologi tinggi. Apabila Toyota dan Honda menceburi industri pembuatan kereta pada tahun 1936 dan 1962 masing-masing, Nissan berada di tempat teratas. Hari ini, Nissan adalah yang paling lemah di Jepun. Bagi sebuah kereta Jepun yang cukup pantas sehingga boleh mengalahkan Porsche, statusnya amat menyedihk


Aug 17, 2020

Once Japan’s strongest, Nissan is now weakest. How did it end up like this?

Nissan's car manufacturing history dates back to 1914, making it one of Japan’s oldest. Between the ‘60s until the ‘90s, Nissan was Japan’s most technologically advanced. When Toyota and Honda entered the car business in 1936 and 1962 respectively, Nissan was No.1. Today, it’s the weakest in Japan. It's a sad turn of events for the company that made the first Japanese car fast enough to beat a Porsche – at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix, two R380s took the top two spots, ahead of three Porsche 906


Aug 9, 2020

10 cars sold in Malaysia that simply refuse to die

Generally, most cars don’t last a lifetime and most people would generally own a car for a few years before replacing it. Still, there are some cars which are still running years or even decades after they were bought new. In fact, for this week’s Top Rank, we wanted to focus on the cars that are generally seen as immortal. Some of them might be considered indestructible and can last a lifetime no matter what is thrown in their way. You could even think of them as the automotive equivalent of a

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Feb 21, 2021

How the Proton Saga went from RM 17,575 in year 1985 to RM 32,800 today

When the Proton Saga was first launched in 1985, a fresh graduate who earns a monthly salary of RM 1,000 can expect a reasonably comfortable life, even in the city. A bowl of noodle was just a little over a Ringgit, and a McDonalds burger would have cost just RM 3. A Nissan Sunny 130Y, the default car for middle-class families, retails for RM 19,500. Depending on how far along was one in his/her career, that’s about 1.5 years’ worth a young person’s salary. When the first Proton Saga was introdu


Sep 2, 2019

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga: Yang manakah kereta rakyat yang sejati?

Sebagai rakyat Malaysia, kita telah menyaksikan peningkatan yang ketara dari segi kualiti dan pembuatan produk tempatan. Dalam aspek pengangkutan, kita memiliki dua jenama kenderaan yang lahir dari tanah air sendiri iaitu Perodua dan Proton. Kedua-dua jenama ini telah gagah bertakhta dalam membantu kehidupan rakyat jelata. Model seperti Perodua Kancil dan Proton Saga telah memberikan peluang kepada masyarakat untuk memiliki kenderaan dengan harga mampu milik. Dengan itu, ia digelar sebagai keret


Sep 29, 2020

Hilang hak pengedar Nissan ke Vietnam, apakah nasib Tan Chong selepas ini?

Kurang dari dua tahun setelah kehilangan hak untuk mengedar kenderaan Nissan yang diimport ke Vietnam, Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH) nampaknya bakal kehilangan hak pengedaran kenderaan Nissan yang dipasang tempatan juga. Nissan di bawah edaran Tan Chong Vietnam diedarkan melalui dua syarikat berkaitan. Yang pertama adalah ETCM (V) Pte Ltd yang menjalankan perniagaan import kenderaan Nissan dari Thailand iaitu Nissan Navara dan Nissan Terra. Perjanjian ini akan berakhir pada bulan September tah


Aug 10, 2020

Here’s why Nissan won’t take away Tan Chong Motor’s distributorship rights in Malaysia

The Tan Chong Motor Group is the oldest surviving motor vehicle trading company in Malaysia. Established in 1957 as a distributor of Nissan (then known as Datsun) vehicles, the company is as old as Malaysia itself. Yes, Cycle and Carriage is technically older, having established in 1899 but the Cycle and Carriage today is not the same company founded by the Chua brothers as the Federal Stores in Kuala Lumpur more than 120 years ago. Today, Cycle and Carriage is headquartered in Singapore and sin


Mar 19, 2020

Why the current-generation Nissan Almera still makes sense for some

To some, the Nissan Almera is an easy target to hate on – it’s far from being good-looking, and rivals such as the Honda City and Toyota Vios have practically made the Nissan irrelevant. With that said, we reckon that the market still has a space for the Almera. Here’s why. For starters, the Almera is a massive upgrade for people that are upgrading from much older cars; think Nissan Sunny, Perodua Kancil or Proton Iswara and you’ll get the picture. Despite having just 2 airbags and ABS, the Alme


Apr 11, 2020

Tan Chong to lose another distribution right for Nissan vehicles in Vietnam

Less than two years after losing the right to distribute imported Nissan vehicles in Vietnam, Tan Chong Motor Holdings (TCMH) appears to be on the brink of losing the distributorship of locally-assembled Nissan vehicles in Vietnam too. Tan Chong’s Nissan business in Vietnam is structured under two related companies. ETCM (V) Pte Ltd runs the imported Nissan vehicles business - Nissan Navara and Nissan Terra, both imported from Thailand – an agreement that will expire by September this year. Mean


Aug 7, 2020

Perodua Kancil vs Proton Saga – Which is the original Malaysian people’s car?

Okay, readers, this has been rattling around my head for the past week. As Malaysians, it is our sworn duty to protect and support all things Malaysian. Our national flower is the hibiscus, the national animal – the Malayan Tiger, and our breakfast of champions – nasi lemak with a side of fried eggs and sambal ikan bilis. But when it comes to cars, it is a bit of a difficult choice with which to award as the Malaysian people’s car? Is it the Perodua Kancil, the city roundabout that gave many Mal

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Sep 27, 2020

Nissan MID4 was a mid-engine AWD Ferrari fighter that failed to fly

While many car fans recognise the legend of the first Honda NSX and how it beat the mighty Ferrari, it was another Japanese carmaker that first gave the Italian stallion a scare. Nissan produced not one, but two supercar concepts that were ready to fight against the Italian but sadly pulled the plug. With reports of Nissan looking to launch a mid-engine 3.0-litre V6 flagship sports car in 2024, we decide to take a look back at Nissan’s first attempts at a flagship sports car, the MID4 concepts.

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Jan 24, 2021

10 weird Japanese cars that will blow your minds!

Think of Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars and you’re definitely thinking of legends such as the Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R, the EK Honda Civic Type R, or even the Suzuki Alto Works. But beyond those legends lie a few utterly unique cars. As much as we love those legendary JDMs, they’ve all been covered numerous times by various media sites. Instead, we want to put the spotlight on the weird cars that were sold in the Land of the Rising Sun. For this list, we are strictly limiting to models that

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Feb 14, 2021

Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Sylphy dan Nissan Teana henti pengeluaran. Tidak lagi berminat?

Berdasarkan laporan daripada Headlightmag, Nissan Motor Thailand telah menghantar notis kepada rangkaian pengedar mereka untuk berhenti menjual 3 model iaitu Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Sylphy dan Nissan Teana. Notis tersebut juga mengarahkan agar kesemua stok sedia ada dihabiskan ataupun ‘dihapuskan’. Dalam notis tersebut, pihak Nissan Motor Thailand menegaskan bahawa Nissan sedang memberi tumpuan terhadap segmen kenderaan subkompak, MPV kompak, kenderaan komersial dan kenderaan mesra alam. Langkah


Sep 10, 2020

Nissan Magnite. SUV paling murah dari Nissan?

Nissan India telah menetapkan tarikh untuk pelancaran SUV terbarunya. Selain itu, Nissan turut memuat naik beberapa imej acah untuk SUV kurang 4 meter tersebut. Boleh dikatakan, Nissan Magnite nampaknya bakal mempunyai rekaan mirip Mazda. Berikut adalah beberapa maklumat mengenai Nissan Magnite: Nissan Magnite adalah model bawah Nissan Kicks. Harga jangkaan Nissan Magnite adalah sekitar INR 6 lakh (RM 34,472). Terdapat 2 spesifikasi enjin: Enjin 3 silinder NA 1.0 liter petrol yang menjana 73 PS


Jul 6, 2020

Tokyo 2019: Nissan reveals Nissan IMk concept

Nissan unveils a new EV concept car in the form of the Nissan IMk. The new concept car will take centre stage at the upcoming 46th Tokyo Motor Show. The Nissan IMk was created based on the Japanese market needs of nimble driving characteristics and ultimate connectivity in a city car. The idea of the IMk is to provide the Japanese market who are looking at EV options but prefers a smaller compact vehicle for the metropolis. The IMk concept measures in at 3434mm in length and 1512mm in width with


Oct 1, 2019

Nissan bakal lancar logo Nissan baru di Malaysia bersama-sama dengan Nissan Almera Turbo?

Nissan Almera Logo Nissan yang lama sangat dikenali di seluruh dunia. Logo lama tersebut menggunakan rekaan 3D untuk memberikan kesan timbul supaya tampak sama apabila kita melihat kereta dengan logo tersebut. Untuk logo Nissan terbaru ini, Nissan menggunakan rekaan yang rata dan minimalis, sesuai dengan zaman 2020. Logo tersebut menampilkan perkataan Nissan di antara separa bulatan, sama sahaja dengan logo lama namun tanpa kesan 3D. Nissan telah melancarkan logo baru pada bulan Julai 2020. keti


Sep 2, 2020

Proton is turning 35 this year, and it’s time to correct some myths

The first Proton Saga rolled off the company’s Shah Alam plant on 9-July 1985, driven out by the then Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Painted in blue and bearing registration number Proton 1, the car was presented to the late Sultan Iskandar, who was then the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, whose family still keeps the car until today, still in its original paint and steel wheels. On August 28th, prices of the Proton Saga were announced – the Saga 1.3S sold for RM 17,575 while the 1.5S,


Jul 4, 2020

Proton masuk tahun ke-35 tahun ini, kini tiba masanya untuk betulkan beberapa mitos

Proton Saga yang pertama sekali dikeluarkan dari kilang Proton di Shah Alam pada 9 Julai 1985 dan dipandu keluar oleh Perdana Menteri Malaysia ketika itu, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, dalam acara penuh gilang-gemilang. Dikemaskan dengan warna biru dan membawa nombor pendaftaran istimewa Proton 1, kereta tersebut dipersembahkan kepada Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, Yang di-Pertuan Agong pada ketika itu, dimana keluarga di-Raja masih menyimpan kereta tersebut sehingga ke hari ini dalam kemasan cat dan rim


Jul 7, 2020

Nissan Almera 2020 bakal mengubah nasib Nissan di Malaysia?

Nissan Almera Secara jujurnya, Nissan Almera yang ada pada jalan raya sekarang bukanlah sebuah model yang boleh dibanggakan oleh ETCM. Model ini dilihat sekadar sebuah kenderaan yang sesuai untuk bergerak dari titik A ke titik B tanpa sebarang ciri-ciri yang menonjol. Penawaran hanya 2 beg udara dan rekaan yang langsung tak menarik membawa kepada sentimen-sentimen yang tidak baik untuk dibincangkan. Model generasi ke 3 ini sememangnya kalah dalam persaingan Honda City dan Toyota Vios yang jauh l


Aug 13, 2020

Nissan acah Nissan Almera Turbo dalam warna merah. Persaingan makin membara?

Nissan Almera Edaran Tan Chong Motor baru sahaja mendedahkan video acah bagi Nissan Almera Turbo. Model terbaru daripada daripada Nissan tersebut mengenakan warna merah atau dipanggil Radiant Red. Selain daripada Nissan Almera, Proton X50 varian teratas dan Honda City RS juga ditawarkan dalam warna merah. Tidak mahu ketinggalan, Nissan turut mengetengahkan warna merah dalam video promosi terbaru mereka. “Challenge All Beliefs” yang merupakan slogan terbaru Nissan untuk Nissan Almera disasarkan u


Oct 5, 2020

New Nissan Retail Concept for a better Nissan customer experience

Nissan Malaysia follows in the footsteps of their global brand experience with the introduction of the new Nissan Retail Concept (NRC). Nikaijaya Resource (KL) Sdn Bhd is the first of Nissan Malaysia’s dealers to adopt the new concept. Nissan’s signature red tablet greets customers as they approach on the outside while the sales and consultation areas are decorated with the “Nissan Drive” theme. The showroom spans a total of 6,556 square feet, it can easily display up to 5 cars in the sales floo


Oct 14, 2019

Nissan Almera Turbo dengan bodykit GTR bagi mereka yang rindu kereta sport Nissan!

Nissan Almera Nissan Almera Turbo baru sahaja dilancarkan di pasaran Malaysia. Namun, di Thailand, Nissan Almera Turbo ini lebih setahun awal menjengah dan seperti biasa, rakyat negara tomyum tersebut tidak melepaskan peluang untuk menunjukkan bakat mereka. Selain daripada bodykit Drive 68 dan LUMGA, Ninto Trust Shop dari Thailand telah mempertontonkan bodykit yang lebih mantap. Diinspirasikan oleh saudara berprestasi tinggi dalam barisan model Nissan, bengkel tersebut menghasilkan rekaan berasa


Nov 6, 2020

Nissan Navara 2021 facelift dengan rekaan baru, trak pikap terakhir dengan DNA Nissan?

Nissan Navara Nissan Australia telah melancarkan Nissan Navara 2021. Pasaran Australia sememangnya sangat menggemari trak pikap dan kehadiran trak pikap di negara benua terkecil ini boleh menjadi titik permulaan bagi pelancaran di rantau timur. Model prestasi bagi Nissan Navara 2021 adalah Nissan Navara Warrior yang bersaing dengan model seangkatan seperti Ford Ranger Raptor dan Toyota Hilux Rogue. Sebagai sebuah trak pikap yang gagah, ia mempunyai kapasiti mengangkat berat sehingga 1.1 tan (998


Nov 5, 2020

Nissan Magnite 2021 dilancarkan di Indonesia - SUV Nissan paling murah, bermula RM 59k!

Nissan Indonesia telah melancarkan Nissan Magnite 2021 semalam. SUV kompak tersebut telah disasarkan menjadi model SUV paling murah oleh Nissan dengan harga bermula daripada IDR 208,800,000 (RM 59,857). Model SUV kompak ini pertama kali dibangunkan dan dilancarkan di India. Walaubagaimanapun, Nissan telah memberikan sedikit petanda bahawa ia akan hadir ke pasaran ASEAN dengan Indonesia menjadi negara pertama menerima Nissan Magnite 2021. Nissan Magnite mempunyai jarak kelegaan tanah sebanyak 205


Dec 22, 2020

Nissan kerugian RM 27 bilion untuk tahun 2019. Nasib Nissan di Malaysia turut terkesan?

Nissan baru sahaja selesai mesyuarat pemegang saham pada Isnin lalu. Buat pertama kalinya selepas 11 tahun, Nissan telah kerugian sebanyak USD 6.3 billion (RM 27 billion) bagi tahun fiskal 2019 yang berakhir pada bulan Mac. Malahan, CEO Nissan Makoto Uchida merancang untuk memotong separuh dari gajinya untuk menyelamatkan Nissan selepas penutup kilang di Sepanyol dan Indonesia. Sayangnya, cadangan beliau itu dilihat tidak memberi kesan kepada masalah yang paling utama. Makoto Uchida turut menyal


Jun 30, 2020

Nissan recalls Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (CBU), fix for problem with CVT Control Unit

Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM), together with Tan Chong Ekspres Auto Servis Centre (TCEAS) announced a voluntary product recall campaign for Nissan Serena S-Hybrid (C26) Completely Built-Up (CBU) variant to reprogram its Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) Control Unit - which has been noted to be a common problem early model Nissan Serena. All labour and replacement parts (if any) for this service campaign will be at no cost to owners. Fixing the problem will require a simple reprog


Aug 7, 2020

Nissan fires shots at GR Supra – upcoming Nissan 400Z to get manual transmission!

Manual drivers rejoice, as Nissan has confirmed that the upcoming Nissan 400Z will be fitted with a three-pedal option. Over the past week, Nissan has dropped a slew of teasers for its new Z-car, including one that has the 400Z’s manual shifter in view, as well as glimpses of the new car’s headlights and wheels. Nissan’s design boss Alfonso Albaisa also posted a sketch of the Z-Car’s rear-end, hinting that the model will get horizontal tail lights – much like the 300ZX. Power is expected to be d


Sep 11, 2020

Nissan turned the Nissan Dayz Kei car into an EV for cats!

Kei cars have always tickled our “cute” bones, I mean we’re all huge fans of cars like the Suzuki Cappuccino, Daihatsu Taft, and even the Nissan Dayz. But what makes them even cuter, is when car companies decided to downsize them for our pets! Yes, Nissan Motor Co. introduced a downsized adorable mini version of the Kei car, the Nissan Dayz, for our beloved cats to take out for a spin. Translated to Nyasan Days, probably to distinguish it from its full-size counterpart, the little electric car e


Sep 25, 2020

Redesigned Nissan logo to debut in Malaysia alongside all-new 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo?

Back in July, Nissan launched its new redesigned logo which made its debut on its first fully-electric crossover, the Ariya. As such, the logo is seen on various mediums, both digitally and physically. Malaysia will follow suit alongside the soon-to-be-launched 2020 Nissan Almera Turbo. However, this doesn’t mean that the new logo will be on the Almera Turbo, but rather Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) will introduce the redesigned logo in stages across different mediums such as letterheads, social

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Sep 2, 2020

The Nissan Z Proto is a better design of the Nissan Z concept car from 1999

The Nissan Z Proto is a perfect mixture of past Z cars (or as Chief Designer at Nissan, Alfonso Albaisa called it, memories) and the future of Nissan. Some people might say it is merely an evolution of the 370Z but clearly, there is more to that. In fact, it is probably a better reworking of what Nissan had done a little over 20 years ago with a Z concept also known as the 240Z Concept. Things weren’t doing so well financially for Nissan in the late nineties. Sure, the Skyline GT-R was about to

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Sep 20, 2020