According to PT Nissan Motor Indonesia (NMI), an all-new Nissan Grand Livina is already in the works. The new seven-seater MPV is also expected to make its debut after the end of the company’s 2015 fiscal year, or by March 2016.
In a report by Kompas, the new Grand Livina will go beyond just a facelift. As NMI president Stephanus Ardianto mentions, “be patient, it’s being made.” Additionally, Budi Nur Mukmin, GM of marketing strategy and product planning at NMI, stated that a Grand Livina is imperative to NMI’s competitiveness as well as improving its sales.
Data from Indonesian automotive association Gabungan Industri Kendaraan Bermotor Indonesia (Gaikindo) revealed that the Grand Livina has lost its ground in the Indonesian market recently. For the first 11 months of 2015, only 7,646 units of the big Livina was shifted. Compared to its previous year, NMI managed to sell 15,716 units of the Grand Livina.
The latest Grand Livina currently available in Malaysia was launched as a second facelift back in September 2013. Two engines – 1.6 litre and 1.8 litre – are available, with a total of three variants on offer, priced from RM86,880.