|Edaran Tan Chong Motor today announced latest updates for its best selling Crossover MPV, the Grand Livina. The Nissan Grand Livina needs no formal introductions as it is one of the best-selling variants for ETCM (Edaran Tan Chong Motor) after the compact sedan Almera.|
Since its initial entry in the market in 2007, the Nissan Grand Livina has totaled about 65,000 units in country, making it one of the most popular non-national variants.
The Nissan Grand Livina gets refreshed motifs and more
For the facelifted Grand Livina, there are plenty of refreshed motifs inside and out. First, the front fascia takes up a more slender chrome grille and swooping headlights. The refurbished front bumper is instilled fog lights, but only for the top-of-the-line version, the 1.8-liter. At the side, there’s now a wing mirror with LED indicator (1.8l), and at the same time elements on the side are inherited from its precedessor. From the rear, the bumper has integrated rear reflectors and rearlights that kind of remind you of the VW Cross Touran, besides the wider rear indicates an expanded stance. Tyres and wheels consist of 15-inch alloys and 185/65R15s.
Interior-wise, the Nissan Grand Livina is incorporated fine-vision MID (Multi-information Display) meters with blue accents, while the cabin get a 2-tone color scheme, wood-like trims on the dashboard and center console, as well as fresh fabrics for the seats. The three-spoke steering is gifted audio and MID switches for the driver’s absolute convenience. i-Key, a form of keyless entry device, is available for the first time on the 1.8l Grand Livina. Entertainment comes in the form of the 2-DIN audio system.
Driver and front passenger safety are kept intact with the pre-tensioners and load limiters front seat belts. While occupants at the back have ample head- and leg-room on this compact 7-seater. Storage compartments like cup holders and a huge glovebox are valid on each tier of the MPV, as do easy reclining seats on the second and third tiers to make room for luggage and other cargo necessities.
A 1.6-liter or 1.8-liter powerplant is directly taken from the previous Grand Livina. The 1.6l, mated to either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox, gets the Livina up to 105 ps at 5,200 rpm and 150 Nm of torque, whereas the bigger capacity powertrain pushes output up to 126 ps and 174 Nm of torque.
In accordance with Nissan’s Safety Shield concept of the vehicle that helps protect people, the Grand Livina adopts these important safety features; the standard ABS, EBD, Brake Assist, dual front airbags, collapsible steering, and even a zone body construction that absorbs impact energy in the event of an accident.
Nissan Grand Livina 2013, price and availability
ETCM targets to deliver about 2,500 units of the updated Grand Livina by the end of the year. The Grand Livina is offered in five body colors, including three new colors: Graphite Blue, Diamond Black and Bronze Gold. It retails for RM 86,880 for the 1.6l manual, RM 89,880 for the 1.6l AT and RM 99,880 for the 1.8, all prices are on-the-road with insurance and include 3-year or 100,000 km warranty. A host of optional accessories are available for the Grand Livina. For a sportier version of the Grand Livina, check out the Impul version which includes; full Aerokit. Blast 2 exhaust muffler, 17″ Impul Aura wheels and Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 tyres.
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