A facelifted Nissan Grand Livina was launched in Malaysia yesterday. This is the second facelift Nissan has introduced for its three-row 7-seat people mover since its launch in 2007. Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd(ETCM) is targetting to sell 2,500 units of the new Nissan Grand Livina by the end of this year. The model made its debut in 2007 and become country’s best selling non-national marque MPV with more than 65,000 units has been sold.

Nissan Grand Livina launched

ETCM marketing and product planning directer said at the new Nissan Grand Livina launch

“The new Nissan Grand Livina is an ideal combination of comfort, state-of-the-art design and safety.

“It has gone through a total makeover from the front to back, with new bumpers, grille, headlamps, tail-lamps, side mirrors and alloys,”

The same engines as before are also used: the 1.6-litre HR16DE and MR18DE, both all-aluminium 4-cylinder units with variable valve timing, EFI and drive-by-wire technology. They’re proven powerplants and have established the same reputation that all Nissan engines are known for – economical operation.

According to Edaran Tan Chong Motor’s , the engines have no change in output so the 1.6-litre unit produces 105 ps/150 Nm while the 1.8-litre produces 126 ps/174 Nm. The bigger engine is available only with 4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission (with a lock-up clutch) while the smaller engine can be ordered with either the automatic transmission or a 5-speed manual transmission.

The new model has 50 enhancements that could attract young families with an urban lifestyle or those that enjoy recreational activities. Exterior-wise, the new Nissan Grand Livina has a new look for the front and back, complemented by new V-spoke alloy wheels, door mouldings and wing mirrors with integrated LED indicators.

At the rear, the new tail-lamps now expand horizontally across the tailgate showcasing rear reflectors for a wider, sportier look. The MPV also has Nissan’s Intelligent Key (i-Key) system allowing for keyless entry and start.

The new Grand Livina come in three variants;  1.6 litre manual, 1.6 liter auto and 1.8 litre auto options.

Prices with insurance range from RM87,367 for the 1.6L manual, RM90,372 for the 1.6L auto and RM100,578 for the 1.8L auto.

They are available in five colours, including the all-new graphite blue, diamond black, bronze gold and brilliant white.

For those who want more personalisation, ETCM offers three accessory packages with prices ranging from RM4,000 to RM6,700. These packages include items such as leather upholstery, tinting, rearview camera with navigation, and a ceiling-mounted LCD display panel. There are also individual items such as door visors, a luggage tray, cargo net and tonneau cover which are available.

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