Nissan Livina MPV Revealed looks like a smart vehicle which could do well in the Indian market all it needs is a diesel engine and automatic gearbox
Nissan has revealed its all-new MPV, named Livina in Indonesia. The MPV is based on Mitsubishi’s Xpander and features Nissan’s V-motion grille, uniquely designed front and rear bumpers, and stylish alloy wheels. Other design highlights of the MPV include the aggressive nose, sculpted frontage, vertically stacked fog lamps, steeply raked front windscreen, sleek headlamps, strong shoulder line, and a wrap-around rear. The MPV, however, misses out on the roof rails.
In terms of dimension, new Nissan Livina stretches 4,510 mm between head to toe, has a 1,750 wide cabin, and stands 1,695 mm tall on the ground. Despite the compact dimensions, Nissan seems to have packed in a lot of cabin space which should enhance its appeal among the prospective buyers. The images of the cabin reveal that the Livina MPV will come with a 7-Seat arrangement distributed among three rows. The quality seems to be quite ok as per the segment standards and Livina is expected to score high on the utility and practicality – key dimensions the customers consider before buying an MPV.
The engine on Livina is similar to what one gets on the Mitsubishi Expander, i.e., a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, petrol engine making 104bhp and 141Nm of max power and max torque respectively. The choices on the transmission front include either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic transmission.
Nissan plans to sell Livina only in the Indonesian market where the MPV will compete against the likes of the new Suzuki Ertiga, Mitsubishi Xpander, Honda Mobilio, and Honda BR-V. As far as the Indian market is concerned, Nissan has no plans to bring Livina to our shores; at least this is Nissan’s stand for now. Mitsubishi, on the other hand, sees the opportunity for Xpander and could launch it in the Indian market in the future.