Published on April 17th, 2010 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Nissan Calibre 4×2 Pickup in showrooms
Car manufacturers realize that most 4×4 owners never venture off road or even on a gravel track and yet they fork out extra money to lug around expensive 4×4 engineering which they never use. Then comes the more expensive 4×4 tires and even some off road goodies like high lift suspension, snorkels and even front and rear under body guards. These are the urban cowboys, the wanna be ‘tough guys’ and plain and simple attraction seekers looking to be less bullied on the road. These are the reasons why car manufacturers launch 4×4 versions first and then later when sales and interest start slowing, they introduce 2 wheel drive versions to increase momentum. This week Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) introduced the latest addition to the Navara Premium Sports Utility Truck (SUT) line-up – the new Navara Calibre 4X2 Automatic with the same powerful YD25DDTi common rail direct injection diesel engine.
This 2.5-Litre turbo-charged four-cylinder engine produces strong response at low RPM to deliver a class-leading 144ps and a maximum torque of 356Nm, it is mated to an electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission.
This truck will easily roam a field, kampung road and dusun track as its high ground clearance and torque will allow to traverse most conditions with some ease. This Navara Calibre 4X2 is fully imported as a completely built-up unit from Nissan Motor Thailand. It is available in a special Desert Gold colour alongside Supreme Black, Tungsten Silver & Twilight Gray.
The on-the-road price (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) for Peninsular Malaysia starts from RM89,900.00 and comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km (whichever comes first) warranty. For more information, please visit www.navara.com.my