Nissan to Unveil New Livina Variant

By: RyanThomas

The Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., earlier announced its intention to unveil a second variant from its new family of global cars. The unveiling of the new car will happen at the Auto Shanghai 2007. The auto show is scheduled to happen from April 22 up until the 28th.

The new Livina, which will be introduced in China in late April, is expected to boost the standing of the automaker in the territory. The vehicle will go on sale in China in late April. After that, it will be gradually offered to other territories around the globe.

"In July 2006, Nissan announced plans to introduce a series of new cars for our key global markets, with a sales forecast of 200,000 units per year. This new family of global cars represents a substantial investment for Nissan," said Nissan's executive vice president Carlos Tavares. "We expect the Livina, our second new model in this family, to make a significant contribution to our business globally as it is expected to become a high-volume model," he continued.

The automaker has introduced the first variant of the vehicle in July last year. The first Livina is a compact seven-seat minivan powered by the Nissan MR18DE engine. It is built by Nissan Motors in partnership with Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company, the automaker's Chinese affiliate. The vehicle was displayed at the Guangzhou International Motor Show. It went on sale in December 2006.

According to the automaker, Livina Geniss is the first in a line of new global vehicles, and is the first Nissan vehicle to debut in China before being launched in other countries. The new Livina which has been built on a shared Renault-Nissan Alliance platform is inspired by some of features of its predecessor. Quality auto parts like , engines, radiators, and wheels are just some of the features that the Livina flaunt.

Nissan's new pride, which is powered by a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with the choice of four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions, is based on the product concept of 'active and high quality.' The new Livina was especially engineered to offer sophisticated of level of auto dynamics, ergonomics, agility, and performance. It is also given more space to accommodate more passengers and luggage compared to other vehicle in its class. The exterior of the Livina features a tastefully bold and elegant styling mated to a clean, refined and well-equipped interior.

Like the other variants in Nissan's family of global cars, the Livina has been conceptualized, designed, assembled and built at the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan.

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