April 5, 2007
NISSAN LAUNCHES ALL-NEW GLOBAL VEHICLE IN INDONESIA
JAKARTA, Indonesia (April 5, 2007) – PT Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI) launched the all-new Grand Livina in Jakarta today – one of a family of global models that was announced last July.
Indonesia is the first market to introduce the right-hand drive version of this all-new seven-seater MPV. The Grand Livina, manufactured in a recently expanded and refurbished plant of NMI, is expected to contribute substantially to Nissan’s sales in Indonesia.
“The Grand Livina is an irrefutable example of Nissan’s commitment to our customers in Indonesia. With seven variants in two engine sizes, we expect the Grand Livina to be a popular choice for Indonesian customers. For 2007, we expect sales of this model to reach 12,000 units, out of our total domestic sales of 21,000 units,” disclosed Nissan’s COO Toshiyuki Shiga, who is in Jakarta to officiate the launch.
Based on the concept of a stylish MPV, the Grand Livina offers a driving experience with sedan-like flexibility and ride comfort. With an elegant and sporty look, the interior is spacious and provides multiple seating or storage combinations. Using a monocoque body structure, the Grand Livina is powered by either a 1.8L MR engine or 1.5L HR engine with CVTC (continuous valve timing control) for improved performance and fuel efficiency. The 1.8L model comes with the choice of a four-speed automatic transmission or six-speed manual transmission while the 1.5L version is equipped with either a four-speed automatic transmission or five-speed manual transmission.
The Grand Livina has been designed and engineered at the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan, and manufactured at NMI’s plant located 75km east of Jakarta.