Three years after making its global debut in Indonesia, the 2023 Nissan Livina has finally arrived in the Philippines. At this point, it’s no surprise that the Livina is basically a rebadged Mitsubishi Xpander–albeit based on the pre-facelift version. It’s a result of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance, therefore we won’t dwell into that part anymore and instead head on to the specs of each variant to be sold in the Philippines.
Four variants will be sold: E, EL, VE, and VL. As standard, all variants come with stacked headlights, with the main beams being halogens while the park lights are in LEDs. LED taillights with a boomerang-shaped pattern also come as standard on all variants. The base E gets steel wheels while stepping up to the EL gets you 15-inch alloy wheels. The mid-spec VE, which is expected to be the best seller, comes with power-folding mirrors and 16-inch wheels. Lastly, the range-topping VL adds a healthy dose of chrome exterior trimmings along with a smart entry with push-button start system.
Moving towards the interior, The base E variant is pretty basic as it only gets a urethane steering, beige fabric seats, a 4-way manually-adjustable driver’s seat (because it has no height adjustment), and a 2-speaker sound system. At least a 7-inch touch screen with Bluetooth and Phonelink (not Apple CarPlay and Android Auto) is offered in this variant. Moving up to the EL adds steering wheel controls, a 4-speaker sound system, and seat back pockets, though the radio gets downgraded to a 2-DIN radio with AUX, USB, and CD player.
Moving up further to the VE finally gives you a height adjustment for the driver’s seat, chrome interior trims, and the 7-inch touch screen makes a comeback as well. Finally, the top-trim VL gets a leather steering wheel, leather seats, a 6-speaker audio system, two USB ports, and a 12-volt outlet.
Lastly, as for safety, dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD are offered on all variants. If you want the peace of mind of electronic stability control, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, and a reverse camera, you have to at least step up to the VE.
As a recap, the 2023 Nissan Livina is powered by the exact same 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine as the Xpander, which means it produces 104 hp and 141 Nm of torque. The base E comes with a 5-speed manual, while the rest of the range comes with a 4-speed automatic.
The 2023 Nissan Livina will reach Philippine dealers by September 15 with the following prices:
- E: P1,029,000
- EL: P1,109,000
- VE: P1,149,000
- VL: P1,209,000