Venucia, the sub brand from Dongfeng-Nissan, is quickly ramping up its product range with the introduction of older Nissan products that are either out of production or quickly ending production. The first models to enter the Venucia range was the Tiida (Versa) saloon, that was followed up by the hatch version and now the Livina is entering into the Venucia range.
The Livina is heavily based on the Nissan Note which is sold in Western Europe but the Livina was developed with developing markets in mind and used lower cost materials in its construction. In the Chinese market the Livina was a major hit with consumers, the 5 seat version especially but the 7 seat extended wheelbase model did find some fans. The Livina was updated in circa 2009 with the addition of a crossover model that sold in equally strong numbers.
A new generation of Livina is on its way to Detroit for the North American Motor Show and should be in Shanghai in April at the Shanghai Auto Show and on the market shortly afterwards. For those that don’t want the fussy face of a new Livina, perhaps they can opt for this new Venucia R60 when it his the market later this year? Pricing is expected to be from 70,000RMB and rising for the base 1.6L.