|Nissan manufacturers Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) last weekend gave the Grand Livina Club a glimpse into its Serendah manufacturing facility.|
The Serendah plant produces over 25,000 vehicles per year, and the plant’s capacity could be raised to 54,400 vehicles per year, should the need arises. Nissan variants built at the Serendah plant include the Almera, Latio, Latio Sports, Grand Livina, X-Gear, Sylphy, Teana and NV200.
The 2013 Nissan Grand Livina was the center of attention for the Grand Livina club members. Since its premiere in the country in 2007, the Grand Livina has sold over 65,000 units. Coincidentally, the plant at Serendah was also established in the same year the Grand Livina came out. The plant houses a test-track, follows the Nissan Production Way and has the appropriate ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems (QMS) and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System (EMS) certifications.
Recently released, the facelifted Nissan Grand Livina gets essential latest items on the inside and out. ETCM claims that there’re about 50 enhancements for the 2013 Grand Livina. First, the front fascia takes up a more slender chrome grille and swooping headlights, then there’s the refurbished front bumper with fog lights (1.8-liter only). The compact MPV’s side and rear have a wing mirror with LED indicator (1.8l), a bumper with integrated rear reflectors, and more elaborated rearlights.
Interior-wise, the 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, three-spoke steering with switches and re-worked center console, as well as fresh fabrics for the seats. Other premium-like offers for the 1.8l version are the i-Key and 2-DIN audio system.
Some 40 Grand Livina members attended the Serendah visit and were briefed on the latest Nissan compact MPV. Members got the reassurance of the 2013 Grand Livina’s ‘Drives like a sedan, fits like an MPV’ core concept. Another 40 club members will get an opportunity to visit the plant on 9 November.