3rd-gen Nissan Livina hits the market
Nissan officially introduced the third generation of its Livina compact van at a dedicated event in Indonesia yesterday. While the previous two generations were more or less based on the Nissan Note, the new one is virtually identical to the 2017 Mitsubishi Xpander.
The updated Nissan Livina is 4,510 mm (14.8 ft.) long, 1,750 mm (5.74 ft.) wide and 1,695 mm (5.56 ft.) tall. Compared to the Mitsubishi van it is based upon, it sports slightly different headlights and bumpers, as well as sculpted sides and a different taillight tech.
The two vans share the same interior layout but use different finishing materials. The Nissan Livina has three seat rows and may be purchased with an optional multimedia system with a 7-inch touchscreen display, as well as a second air conditioner for the rear pasengers.
The compact van harbors the 1.5-liter, naturally aspirated Mitsubishi engine with 104 hp (78 kW) and is available with two transmission options (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic). The car comes strictly front-driven, but its impressive 205 millimeters (8 inches) of ground clearance should lend it at least some off-road capacity.
Prices for the new Nissan Livina begin at U.S. $14,100.
Reporter Artem Sukhanov