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As anticipated earlier this month, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) is set to increase the prices of its locally assembled models by RM5,000 apiece, effective April 1, 2016. The six CKD models, including the Nissan Almera, Grand Livina, X-Gear, Teana and NV200 will soon see their prices increased by 2.98% to 7.91%.

UPDATE: ETCM has called us to say that the prices as suggested by the bulletin are not accurate. We are checking into the matter.

The news was initially uncovered when a photo of a communication bulletin on the matter was posted on social media. This time around, paultan.org reader AJ has once again tipped us in the right direction towards another official document that appeared online, which confirmed the new prices coming into effect.

The breakdown of the new CKD Nissan models are as above, where you can see that the base Almera 1.5E MT, previously priced at RM66,835, is now listed at RM71,835 (OTR with insurance and GST). The D-segment Nissan Teana 200XE, originally priced at RM137,291, is now listed at RM142,291.

The popular Nissan X-Trail in its base 2.0 guise was formerly priced at RM141,067, but is now RM146,067. Fortunately, the CKD Serena S-Hybrid facelift maintains its previous pricing, thanks to benefits from the hybrid incentive in place right now.

The official Nissan distributors confirmed late last year that it was mulling a price increase for its range of Nissan models in Malaysia in light of the ringgit’s depreciation. Thus far, Honda, Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Kia, Peugeot, Citroen, Audi and Proton have all upped their prices in Malaysia due to the weakening ringgit.