2019 Nissan Livina has made its world debut in Indonesia. The introduction of the MPV in its newest avatar could serve in good stead to boost Livina’s flagging sales in a market where it competes with Toyota Avanza, Daihatsu Xenia, Honda Mobilio and Suzuki Ertiga.
This wide range of low cost MPVs, now sees the new Livina, which is based on the three-row Mitsubishi Xpander MPV. As part of the alliance between both automakers, Xpander’s body style is carried over to Livina but there’s noticeable alterations to its front face.
Livina’s headlight LED DRL setup is different than other cars in its segment. It does remind of Tata Harrier’s headlight setup. It now gets unique chrome strips to give a more premium look. As such, while the Xpander has a bore elaborate front face, Livina has kept things simple in a regular sort of way.
New Nissan Livina front lower bumper is a full length silver strip with angular fog lamps. Mistubishi Xpander completes its front X face with a much wider front faux skid plate that suffices as the lower front bumper design and houses round fog lamps on either side. From the side profile, Nissan Livina front wheel arches are rounded as against Mistsubishi’s angular stance.
Under the hood, new Nissan Livina nad Mitsubishi Xpander share more closely. Livina gets power from a 1.5 litre petrol engine that returns max power of 104 PS and 141 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm, mated to a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic.
Running on 16 inch wheels, ground clearance is pegged at 205 mm. Nissan Livina offers 5 variants and four trim levels in Indonesia E MT, EL MT, EL AT, VE AT and VL AT. Safety features standard across variants include dual airbags and ABS/EBD. VE and VL trims feature Brake Assist, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) and back-up camera. The vehicle sis available in 6 colours including Sunset Orange, and black.
There is no confirmation of the Nissan Livina coming to India. But we could get a Nissan 7 seater MPV in the future, which would be based on the upcoming Renault RBC low cost MPV, that is built on Kwid platform.