With the introduction of the Livina series in these markets, Nissan is growing its model lineup to include the MPV and compact hatchback segments.
Global car heading to South Africa
The Nissan Livina is conquering the world, country by country. Last November the Grand Livina model kicked off in China (known as Livina Geniss locally) followed in April by the two-row Livina. April also saw the launch of the Grand Livina in Indonesia and now Taiwan has followed suit and the Grand Livina will be on sale in South Africa by next month while the Livina will arrive in Januari 2008.
The Livina series will be built at various plants in Nissan's global network, and in this case locally in Taiwan and South Africa. The Livina series are powered by a 1.5 liter or 1.6 liter engine (the Grand Livina also offers a 1.8 liter engine) coupled with a four-speed automatic of five-speed manual (the Grand Livina also offers a six-speed manual).
Plans are to introduce the 'global' car in Malaysia and The Philippines later this year and early next year where they will also be built locally.