Dongfeng-Nissan’s Livina has been a stalwart of the brand with it continually bringing in strong sales month after month. The Livina is basically a lower priced version of the Nissan Note that is found in Western Europe, the Livina comes with 1.6L and 1.8L petrol engines and also a larger 7 seat configuration in the form of the Livina Genesis. Earlier this year Nissan announced a replacement for the Note, but it seems that developing markets such as China wont be seeing it just yet, instead the new Note face is to be grafted onto the current Livina whilst it soldiers on for a few more years in regular and crossover guise. Under the hood the same 1.6L engine remains but the 4 speed gearbox has been dumped in favor of a more fuel friendly CVT gearbox that is found elsewhere in the Nissan line up.
A launch date of March 2013 has been announced, but wait and see for pricing changes.