Published on September 30th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
New Nissan Livina Available In The Philippines, Malaysia When?
Will the new Nissan Livina come to Malaysia to rival the Mitsubishi Xpander?
When it comes to the MPV segment in Malaysia, the only real non-national option that most people are aware of is the Mitsubishi Xpander. Well, some healthy competition could never hurt anyone and the newest contender in this segment is the Nissan Livina, which is now available in the Philippines.
Well, clearly this is a rebadged partnership with Mitsubishi as the new Nissan Livina looks very much like the Mitsubishi Xpander on the inside and out, so it is not really competition at all but something is still better than nothing, right? Plus, the classic Nissan “Dynamic Shield” front grille is also present to set it apart.
Moreover, the Nissan Livina features a front under spoiler, the LED taillamps, and daytime running lights. Available in four variants, the VL AT trim receives silver accents, while the other variants get black. The driver’s seat in the VL and VE also boast six-way manual adjustment, and get fold-and-tumble second and third rows.
The VL trim adds keyless entry, a push-start engine button, air-conditioning dials, a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment with audio and hands-free phone control and multiple charging ports. Its seats are black leather, as is the tilt and telescopic steering wheel. It also features a whopping 12 cup holders.
Nissan Philippines also said that the Nissan Livina also comes with Nissan Intelligent Mobility and various safety features, including hill start assist, plus a reverse camera, air bags, anti-lock braking, vehicle dynamic control, traction control system, and parking sensors as well.
On top of that, the all-new Nissan Livina is also available in five colours, namely, Royal Ruby Red, Moonstone Grey, Diamond Pearl White, Onyx Black and Platinum Silver as well as a segment-first five-year or 150,000-kilometre warranty. Will it come to Malaysia in four variants and five colour options as well?
The Nissan Livina in the Philippines starts from P1.029 million (approximately RM 85,342) going up to P1.209 million (about RM100,271) so considering all this along with the price of the Mitsubishi Xpander here in Malaysia (RM99,980) as well as taxes, I think we might get 1 variant only priced at about RM105,000.
Of course, I could be wrong and Nissan might just introduce a completely different version of the Livina here in Malaysia should the brand bring this vehicle into our market. I suppose all we can do now is just wait and see, so what do you guys think? Will we get the Nissan Livina here in Malaysia anytime soon?