Nissan Navara ad in Malaysia features classic Fairlady Z vs Toyota Celica ‘F&F’ duel, with a fake Dom Toretto!

It’s shocking enough that an official Nissan Malaysia ad is featuring a classic Datsun Fairlady Z. Throw in a Fast & Furious-style street race with a first-generation Toyota Celica and a fake Dominic Toretto and you get a stunner.

You might be looking at the ingredients, wondering what on earth is the local Nissan distributor trying to cook up, and you wouldn’t have guessed – it’s actually an ad for the Nissan Navara, specifically the safety systems available on the pick-up truck!

Blind spot warning and predictive collision warning on a truck, even if it’s a macho ‘nardo grey’ one in Pro-4X trim, is hardly exciting these days and the promotion of safety features are often bland, but Nissan Malaysia has managed to make things funny and interesting, courtesy of the ‘muscle car race scene’ and the man synonymous with the ridiculous yet addictive F&F franchise. We mean a man that resembles that man.

Instead of giving away the plot (there’s not much in it actually) with narration, it’s best for you to check out the ad yourself. Good one, Tan Chong!

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.



  • ETCM just needs to find a way to make Qashqai and X-Trail exist in ASEAN region

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    • Dah Menang Semua on Oct 11, 2023 at 5:04 pm

      Cheap advertisement. Can anyone tell?
      Why Toretto gotta brake manually at 00:15

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  • Fariz on Oct 11, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    BAU 8 ???

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  • Nissan is just a dead brand in Malaysia. No innovation and just running by a extremely poor dealer. Really reliable Japanese options are Toyota, Mazda, and Honda. People, be wise if you are going for a Japanese brand.

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  • people got to know that japanese car were just copying mustang in the beginning

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  • Aikon on Oct 12, 2023 at 8:35 am

    Good one. Hope other car brands (those ‘local’ brands) can learn a thing from here.

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