The Nissan Navara model line gets a new addition – the Navara VL Plus – which gives owners Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) technology with enhanced safety features. It is available in two variants – the standard VL Plus and the aggressive Black Series, priced (without insurance) from RM119,869.08 and RM123,642.67, respectively for vehicles registered in Peninsular Malaysia. A long 5-year warranty (or maximum of 150,000 kms) come with every new vehicle.

A key feature of NIM is the Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) which uses 4 cameras to provide a 360° simulated bird’s-eye view of the vehicle. This helps the driver when manoeuvering in tight spots and makes positioning the vehicle more precise. No more having a picture appear in Facebook where people criticise the poor parking!

For enhanced safety, there are 7 SRS airbags (front, side and curtain airbags plus a knee airbag below the steering column) while a new digital speedometer is housed within the Advanced Driver-Assist Display which keeps the driver well informed of the vehicle’s operations.

“Imagine a whole new driving experience, moving through life with more excitement, confidence and connection to the world around you. Nissan Intelligent Mobility (NIM) offers that through Intelligent Around View Monitor which is available on our best-selling models – the X-Trail, Serena S-Hybrid and now the Navara,” said Christopher Tan, Sales and Marketing Director of Edaran Tan Chong Motor.

Powertrain-wise, the Navara VL Plus has the same diesel engine as the other 2.5-litre variant with turbocharging and an intercooler to boost output to 190 ps/450 Nm. Greater driving flexibility and more fuel-saving is provided by the first-in-class 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode.

Besides being the first Japanese pickup in Malaysia with a multi-link rear suspension system, the Navara also has Zero Gravity Inspired Seats that eliminate driver fatigue, especially on long journeys.

The Navara VL Plus will make its appearance at the upcoming Nissan Nationwide Test Drive Carnival at selected showrooms over two weekends (August 4/5 and August 11/12). Customers will have an opportunity to take test-drives at these events.

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