New Nissan Grand Livina come to Malaysia

A facelifted Nissan Grand Livina was launched in Malaysia yesterday. This is the second facelift Nissan has introduced for its three-row 7-seat people mover since its launch in 2007. Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd(ETCM) is targetting to sell 2,500 units of the new Nissan Grand Livina by the end of this year. The model made its debut in 2007 and become country’s best selling non-national marque MPV with more than 65,000 units has been sold.
Nissan Grand Livina launched

ETCM marketing and product planning directer said at the new Nissan Grand Livina launch
“The new Nissan Grand Livina is an ideal combination of comfort, state-of-the-art design and safety.
“It has gone through a total makeover from the front to back, with new bumpers, grille, headlamps, tail-lamps, side mirrors and alloys,”
The same engines as before are also used: the 1.6-litre HR16DE and MR18DE, both all-aluminium 4-cylinder units with variable valve timing, EFI and drive-by-wire technology. They’re proven powerplants and have established the same reputation that all Nissan engines are known for – economical operation.

According to Edaran Tan Chong Motor’s , the engines have no change in output so the 1.6-litre unit produces 105 ps/150 Nm while the 1.8-litre produces 126 ps/174 Nm. The bigger engine is available only with 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission (with a lock-up clutch) while the smaller engine can be ordered with either the automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.

The new model has 50 enhancements that could attract young families with an urban lifestyle or those that enjoy recreational activities. Exterior-wise, the new Nissan Grand Livina has a new look for the front and back, complemented by new V-spoke alloy wheels, door mouldings and wing mirrors with integrated LED indicators.

At the rear, the new tail-lamps now expand horizontally across the tailgate showcasing rear reflectors for a wider, sportier look. The MPV also has Nissan’s Intelligent Key (i-Key) system allowing for keyless entry and start.

The new Grand Livina come in three variants; 1.6 litre manual, 1.6 liter auto and 1.8 litre auto options.

Prices with insurance range from RM87,367 for the 1.6L manual, RM90,372 for the 1.6L auto and RM100,578 for the 1.8L auto.

They are available in five colours, including the all-new graphite blue, diamond black, bronze gold and brilliant white.

For those who want more personalisation, ETCM offers three accessory packages with prices ranging from RM4,000 to RM6,700. These packages include items such as leather upholstery, tinting, rearview camera with navigation, and a ceiling-mounted LCD display panel. There are also individual items such as door visors, a luggage tray, cargo net and tonneau cover which are available.  will help you find the best Used Cars, no one helps you more. We have thousands of Car Supermarkets, Franchised Dealers and Independent Garages advertising their Used Cars through us.

Build a Boutique Ad Agency In Your Spare Room: Here’s How

A boutique advertising agency is small but nimble, offering a variety of services to an array of clients, each of whom wants something different. To become a successful service provider, working out of a spare bedroom, takes hard work, innovative, on-going promotion, and quality word of mouth (WOM).

So, if you’re thinking of building a boutique agency, here are some tips to get you off on the right foot. (Oh, and these service providers earn a nice living. At least the good ones do.)

1. Think locally. Act globally. First,farm the local business community for clients. Every small business has a website. Every one of them advertises somehow.

But don’t limit yourself to the locals. Build an attractive website that will be seen by the world. You’ll be amazed that folks from Malaysia call and want some consultation on introducing a new product to the U.S. market and could you advise them.

Sure, why not?

2. Track local media. Don’t get hung up on localization, but a boutique ad agency has a built-in trust factor with local businesses, so that neighborly trust enables you to skip the trust-building phase and get down to business because both you and the client know “ol’ Sam.”

3. Optimize your website for both global and local search. Add your town, state and zip code to “advertising agency Trotwood Ohio.” More and more search engine users are savvy to local search and prefer to work with someone close by.

4. Provide a menu of service offerings. Most clients don’t want to go from here to there. They want a project manager who can take care of the editorial development, the graphic design, the upcoming company picnic. The more services you provide, the more services you sell.

Consider the following:

search engine optimization
content development including blogging and optimized site text
site design
print ad design
graphic arts
multi-media including DVD products
event planning
on- and off-site marketing

You get the idea. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and it doesn’t cost a dime, to call the local Ramada to get a conference room rate for your event planning file, or a rate card from the local press. Valuable information that you can collect during “down” time.

5. Join the Chamber of Commerce. Total no-brainer. Once a month the CoC gets together for a networking lunch. Bring business cards and strike up friendships. Don’t sell. That happens organically as more and more members know who you are and what you do.

6. Join the Better Business Bureau. A trust builder. And it goes without saying, keep your record spotless. People do check with the local BBB and if you have a couple of outstanding complaints, you ain’t gonna land the gig.

7. Advertise your own services, as in. follow your own advice. You should have a small print ad running daily or weekly in the local newspaper. First, you want that name recognition and second, buying ad space in bulk saves you beaucoups bucks.

8. Plan meetings to take place in public places. The last thing you want is your deep-pockets client tripping over a sippy cup on the way to your spare room office. Talk about amateur night, even if you are the best there ever was.

Find the right location for client meetings (their offices) or a local eatery, and always pick up the tab.

9. Build authority and expertise. Enter industry competitions and tout your wins and quietly forget your failures. “Gold Medal Winner, National Design Show” listed on the stationery builds credibility. And of course, such an award is worthy of a press release to the local paper. Get that free ink.

10. Perception is reality. High-end stationery, a professionally designed website, a pricy suit – all say success, and that you “get it.” Create a professional persona and you are a professional, and the owner of a boutique marketing agency.

If you have a computer, up-to-date software, good management skills, and know a graphic artist, a good copywriter, a video editor – you can build a boutique ad agency using local businesses to form your client base.