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The 2014 Nissan Teana – which was last spied earlier in the month – has been teased on Nissan Malaysia’s website, and with order books now open for the car its launch should be coming up pretty soon. The L33 made its ASEAN debut last October, with Thailand being the first market in the region to introduce the car.

Like in the Kingdom, Malaysia is set to get two engine options for the D-segmenter, though we’ll have three variant forms as opposed to five in Thailand. Two 2.0 litre variants will be available, these being the XL and XE, both powered by a MR20DE four-cylinder mill offering 136 PS at 5,600 rpm and 190 Nm at 4,400 rpm.

The range-topping act is the 2.5 XV, which is equipped with a QR25DE four-pot lump with 173 PS at 6,000 rpm and 234 Nm at 4,000 rpm for output figures (power-wise, it’s nine ponies less than the L33 we tried out in the US last year). Both engines are paired with a Xtronic CVT gearbox.

Dimension-wise, the local specification Teana measures in at 4,885 mm long (10 mm more than the Thai version), 1,830 mm wide and 1,485 mm tall (five mm lower than the Thai car), with a 2,775 mm-long wheelbase. Kerb weight for the baseline 2.0 XE is listed as 1,447 kg, followed by 1,456 kg for the XL, and the 2.5 XV tips the scales at 1,517 kg.

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Standard equipment across the range includes push-start ignition and cruise control, dual-zone auto climate control and rear air-con vents, while safety kit comprises Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), traction control, ABS, brake assist, EBD, hill-start assist as well as six airbags (front, side and full-length curtain airbags).

The 2.5 XV gets additional kit, as you’d expect, and on the list are bi-Xenon headlamps with AFS, a nine-speaker Bose Premium Audio System, sunroof and a rear-screen powered sunshade, among others.

Five exterior colours are listed – Storm Blue, Tungsten Silver, Diamond Black, Bronze Gold and Brilliant White for the L33, which sits on 16-inch alloys and 215/60 tyres for the 2.0 litre variants and 17-inch units with 215/55 tyres in the case of the 2.5 XV.

Read our driving impressions of the Teana 2.5 from the Nissan 360 event in California.

UPDATE: We’ve been informed by Nissan folk that the car’s type designation is the L33, and not the J33, and have amended the necessary. The previous Teana was known as the J32.

Nissan Teana (L33) at the 2014 Bangkok Motor Show