Teana gets mid-life update

Posted on: February 21st, 2013

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ETCM has updated the Nissan Teana for 2013. Changes are predominantly cosmetic but the new Teana also boasts a Blind Spot Warning System – the first of its kind in the D-Segment.

Exterior-wise, the updated Teana’s grille now has a smoked finish while side sill covers, a rear spoiler as well as front and rear bumper skirts give the car a slightly edgier look than before. A black theme is now adopted for the interior, providing a much sportier look than the previous beige cabin. The wooden inserts, four spoke leather steering wheel and on-roof console illumination have also been updated accordingly.

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The Teana’s Blind Spot Warning System is similar to those commonly used in Volvos and Fords. When a vehicle is detected to be within the blind spot or ‘alert zone’, which measures three meters long and three meters wide, drivers will be alerted via a blink of an LED light or the sound of a buzzer depending on the situation to avoid a potential collision. The threat in the blind spot is determined via two 24GHz radar sensors mounted inside the rear bumper.

This mid-life update only applies to the 250XV variant, which carries a 2.5-litre V6 that delivers 182hp and 228Nm of torque. This means that the cheaper 2.0-litre model will not come with the new interior and Blind Spot Warning System.

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The updated Nissan Teana 2.5L, which comes in five choice of colours (Deep Amethyst Grey, Tungsten Silver, Sapphire Black, Chardonnay Gold and Brilliant White) is priced at RM173,100 on-the-road. As part of the launch, ETCM is offering buyers of the Teana a 0% hire purchase interest rate for 12 months with savings of up to RM8,888, applicable until 31st March 2013.

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