Nissan Launches All-New Nissan Livina, Nissan Serena in Indonesia
But will Nissan Philippines bring either the Livina or Serena--or maybe even both--to our market?
Nissan has just launched the all-new Nissan Livina and all-new Nissan Serena in Indonesia. Equipped with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility features, the two new Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV) “drive the company’s vision to transform the way people live and drive.”
“Today marks the next step in our 50-year journey of delivering safe, smart and sustainable mobility to more people in Indonesia. We build on this heritage by launching two new MPVs, with Indonesia being the first market worldwide to receive the all-new Nissan Livina,” said Isao Sekiguchi, president director of Nissan Indonesia. “Nissan’s customers demand advanced technologies, strong safety features, as well as comfort and convenience to suit the whole family. We are meeting these demands through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is embedded in both vehicles.”
First seen roaming the streets of Indonesia a week ago, the all-new Nissan Livina bears the brand’s signature V-Motion grille and boomerang-shaped LED headlights although the back reveals the compact MPV’s origin as the rear LED combination lamp and rear quarter panel is unmistakably that of its Alliance-mate, the Mitsubishi Xpander.
For the Indonesia market, the Livina offers smart-phone connectivity and real-time navigation and is equipped with Hill Start Assist, Vehicle Dynamic Control, and Traction Control. It also has a 12-volt power outlet in each of the three rows–perfect for today’s gadget-toting family–and multiple storage areas to keep stuff of different sizes.
Further laying claim to the Livina’s family-oriented design is that Nissan says it has “the best-in-class cabin quietness” and a flexible seating arrangement.
The all-new Nissan Livina seats seven and has a ground clearance of 200 mm. Powering it is a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder inline, 16-valve, DOHC, Twin VTC (Variable-vale Timing Control) engine that’s paired to either a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission to produce 103 hp and 141 Nm of torque.
As for the all-new Nissan Serena, it has a sleek design that the carmaker says “reflects a sophisticated taste,” starting with an entertainment system that has dual seven-inch displays–one serving as a head unit that can connect with smartphones and the other as infotainment display, specifically for Nissan’s intelligent around-view monitor. It also has a spacious cabin that has flexible leather captain seats, an 11-inch roof monitor, and seven USB ports on each row.
The Serena also has an intelligent sliding door to help load and unload passengers and cargo and a split-opening tailgate which is perfect for tight parking spots.
Like the Livina, the all-new Nissan Serena seats seven but has a slightly higher ground clearance of 205 mm. Propelling the Serena is a 2.0-liter engine mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with Eco mode to put out 148 hp.
Both the Nissan Livina and Nissan Serena are now officially on sale in Indonesia starting today, with the price of the former ranging from IDR 198.8 million (around PHP 736,000) to IDR 261.9 million (around PHP 970,000) while the latter goes for IDR 448 million (PHP 1.659 million) to IDR 465 million (PHP 1.722 million).
We’ll keep you posted on if and when Nissan Philippines will decide to bring either the Livina or Serena–or maybe even both–to our market.