Nissan has unveiled at the 2019 Nissan Brand Convention in Indonesia the all-new Livina, a small MPV that aims to build on the strengths of the Grand Livina it replaces.
The Mitsubishi Xpander and Nissan Livina is one of the only few projects thar were developed ever since the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi allince was formed. While many of the design cues of the Xpander are evident, the resulting overall design nevertheless gives the Livina its own character. Whereas the Xpander has sharp lines and angular shapes, the Livina follows a more curvaceous and rounded design, with the V-Motion grille prominently up front, flanked by LED daytime running lights that are separate from the main headlight clusters. At the side, the Livina carries a similar profile with the Xpander, while at the rear, L-shaped LED tail lights give it a very dynamic look especially at night. Two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels round-up the looks of the new Livina.
Meanwhile, in the inside, the Nissan Livina’s overall design is very similar to the Xpander’s, with only minor trim pieces separating the two vehicles. At least for the Indonesian market, the 7-inch touch screen infotainment system has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while higher variants have a trunk organizer, 12V power sockets on all three rows, and an underseat tray.
Under the hood is a 1.5-liter inline-4 petrol engine that’s also shared with the Xpander, producing 104 hp and 141 Nm of torque. Power is sent through the front wheels via a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
The new Nissan Livina goes on sale in Indonesia first this 2019, and will then be sold elsewhere in the ASEAN region in the coming months.