On-demand car-sharing platform GoCar today launched the addition of four brand-new in-demand models to its subscription programme, GoCar Subs.
The expansion of GoCar Subs’ garage is in line with the company’s commitment to offer a practical and more affordable alternative to conventional hire-purchase loans.
Highly popular amongst Malaysian consumers, the four new models on GoCar Subs’ platform are the New Honda City, New Nissan Almera Turbo, New Proton X50 and New Mitsubishi Xpander.
Under GoCar’s streamlined ‘One Price’ structure, all four models are offered in the EXEC category with the options of one-year, two-year and three-year subscription plans.
Why buy? Subscribe!
Given the all-inclusive fees under GoCar Subs, customers will enjoy more total savings when they opt for the subscription model as compared to a hire-purchase loan, which does not cover the cost of ownership.
The table below details the total costs in the first year for a 36-month subscription of the four new models vs. a five-year hire-purchase loan – the most common loan tenure as consumers generally tend to purchase a new car after five years.
Furthermore, customers of GoCar Subs not only benefit from the most affordable multi-brand car subscription programme in the market, they also need not worry about being locked-in to long-term loan tenures and vehicle depreciation costs.
GoCar Subs – Swap Between X50, Almera, City, Xpander
With GoCar Subs’ ‘SWAP’, customers have flexibility of swapping to any model in the garage, with the option of two swaps per year. All they have to do is make a one-time swapping fee of RM250 and they will have access to three different models to suit their needs. The monthly fee and security deposit is adjusted accordingly based on the category of models they select.
As such, customers are able to experience all the new models available – start with the Almera, then try out the X50 and then move on to the Xpander and City later in their subscription term. Customers can also select any other model available within the garage.
Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today finally announced that the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo is now open for booking.
Expected to be launched in October 2020, prices are estimated to start from around RM80,000 for the VL all the way to around RM90,000 for the range-topping VLT.
Powering the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo is an all-new 1.0 litre turbo engine paired with next generation XTRONIC CVT with D-Step Logic System and Sport mode delivering 152 Nm of torque and a fuel efficiency of 18.4km/L – equivalent to 650km driving range on a full tank (35L).
The all-new 1.0 litre turbo engine also features a number of technical innovations. Drivers will feel the instant acceleration thanks to the electronic waste gate that improved the turbo compression by opening and closing the waste gate valve more efficiently thus reducing turbo lag.
Apart from the innovative turbo engine, the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo comes with Nissan Intelligent Mobility and Nissan Safety Shield 360 advanced safety technologies to enhance driving confidence.
Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (IFCW) and Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking (IFEB) are standard across all 3 variants while the top variant adds on Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) with Moving Object Detection (I-MOD)
The new exterior design features the signature V-motion front grille and boomerang-shaped LED headlamps that flows across the front end to a sleek, low profile floating roof and signature rear LED tail-lamps creates an aerodynamic and cutting-edge presence, the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo is described as an energetic, provocative and confident sedan.
The new exterior design also features longer, wider and lower dimensions while retaining the roomy interior space that Almera has always been appreciated for.
Overall, it is 70mm longer, 45mm wider and 40mm lower compared to the first generation Almera, and made the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo look like the size of a C-sedan but sportier. Even the wheelbase has been lengthened by 20mm.
Inside, the latest ‘Gliding Wing’ instrument panel is surrounded by touches of chrome, piano black and carbon-fibre pattern textures contributed to the premium interior ambience while a sporty flat bottom steering wheel, soft padded double stitching leather wrap dashboard, 8” advance touchscreen display audio and full colour 7” semi digital meter completes the package.
The boot space of 482L is able to fit in 4 golf bags and now comes with lower and wider opening for easier access. Standard on all variants of the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo are foldable 60:40 split back seats in case you need more cargo space or to carry extra-long items.
While the top 2 variants of the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo comes equipped with 6 SRS Airbags (2 Airbags on the standard variant), other safety features include Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Hill Start Assist (HSA), and Child Seat Retainer with Top Tether (ISOFIX x2) on all variants.
All variants of the All-New Nissan Almera Turbo are certified Energy Efficient Vehicles (EEV), and come with a 5-year Unlimited Mileage warranty with 5 times free maintenance service (parts & labour included).