Nissan Terra, Elgrand & X-trail Testdrive: 'Media Exclusive 1 on 1 Drive'

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Nissan Brunei invited medias from the local paper, bloggers and social media influencers to participate in the 'Media Exclusive 1 on 1 Drive' event that was held at the Automagination Exhibition Room at Lambak Kiri Industry.

The Mantuka team was also invited to introduce the three latest Nissan cars which were the Nissan X-Trail, Terra and Elgrand.  In addition to conducting the guided test drive to several destinations, experienced Nissan staff members also briefly described the latest functionalities on the latest technologies from Nissan which was delivered by Mr Han Ming Kwang and Awang Khairul.


The Nissan X-Trail is a SUV model designed with progressive design, spacious interior and offers the comfort suitable as a daily vehicle.

This latest model is available with two variants which are the 2.0L 2WD and 4WD with CVT technology. Not only is the X-Trail able to accommodate 5 passengers, the cargo space is so spacious for luggage storage and adjusts to your next trip easily.

The other biggest advantage of the X-trail is the spacious back seat. It is massive as far as a medium SUV go. It can fit 3 adults at the back seat, the floor is almost flat and the middle floor is raised up a little bit. For a tall adult, you can still have plenty of headroom and legroom as well. There are also air vents at the back.

Among the interesting ones with this model, the dimensions of this car door can open up to 80 degrees which contributes to easy getting in and out of the car as well as easy to load a child seat.  The seats uses a theater concept of four seats in two and three stages as well as seats to help Spinal Support.

Not forgetting through Nissan Safety Shield, it helps the driver to avoid traffic accident. Driving the Nissan X-trail is pretty competent and relaxed. The steering wheel is pretty light, nice and quick response especially maneuvering in tight spaces which makes it really easy and visibility is good as this model has a 360 degrees camera to help you out as well. Exterior noise is impressively limited giving the driver and passengers peace when enjoying the infotainment of the car.

The X-trail is equipped with a good suite of safety features such as Active Ride Control, Active Engine Brake, Active Trace Control, Hill Start Assist/Advanced Hill Descent Control, and many more.


The Nissan Terra also attracts the public as a trend nowadays, Nissan Brunei under Boustead Sdn Bhd provides three types of variants which are the 2.5L 2WD Manual transmission, 2.5L 2WD Automatic 7-Speed as high specification and the 2.5L 4WD Automatic 7-speed as a premium model.

The big Terra is loaded with the 4-Cylinder engine, 16V Turbocharged which gives an amazing power especially in long distance driving when using the Intelligent 4X4. In addition to having a large seating area, the Terra is capable of delivering various types of obstacles through the Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology such as Intelligent Around View Monitor (IAVM), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Hill Start Assist (HAS), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Tire Pressure  Monitoring System (TPMS).

From the safety system, the model also features a seatbelt reminder for both driver and passenger as standard, six airbags points including front airbags, front side airbags and side curtain airbags, Traction Control System and Dynamic Control Vehicle System (VDC), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

This model is also awarded with the 5-Star ASEAN NCAP.


Traveling far is not a problem now, introducing a new generation of Nissan Elgrand that brings a combination of luxury and family-friendly in a car.

Many know the Elgrand's greatness in Brunei Darussalam since 1997 and until now, the Elgrand is also known as the 'MPV King' has become a popular market for luxury MPVs.

Elgrand has no changes exterior wise compared to the previous generation, however the car has a lot of different areas improved in which it is equipped with 'Eco Mode' enabling driving concepts ecologically and economically.

The engine power is loaded with 3.5L VQ35DE type with fuel saving technology to 9.4km/L tested by (Japanese Test Cycle: JC08).  Additionally, the latest Elgrand is coupled with optimum engine control and spontaneous CVT transmission control system to provide smooth and energy-saving car power.

Traveling as far as neighboring countries will be more fun after the latest Elgrand is installed with a monitor system with a special wireless headset for passengers sitting behind.  Elgrand also prioritizes driving comfort and passengers seating can be adjusted according to the wishes of the passengers.