Nissan, the Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer holds a special place in international market for its luxury mid-range drives. The brand has specialized in style embedded with class to give the customers a compact package of comfortable and practical vehicles. On the same note, Indonesia received the launch of Nissan Grand Livina. The variants of the car launched in the country are SV MT, SV CVT, XV MT, XV CVT, HWS CVT, X Gear 1.5MT and X Gear 1.5 CVT. The USP of this drive is that it provides a perfect blend of panache, luxury and comfort with economy. The trim provided on this 7 seater MPV is not too loud, on the contrary, it embeds a very aerodynamic, elegant design which makes it suitable for customers of all age groups. The standard variants sport a very dynamic chrome front grille, the aesthetics are improved further with X-Gear variants (with SUV like looks) black chrome grille. Fog lamps, side moldings, mud guard, rear wiper form standard accessories on the exterior while rear vent AC, in-built A/V system ( huge 10 inch roof mounted monitor), power doors and windows, silver centre cluster finish form the standard features provided on the inside.
The engines used in Nissan Grand Livina employ a 4 cylinder inline, 16 valve with DOHC and VTC (Variable Valve Timing Control). The HR15DE 1.5-litre engine employed provides a maximum output power of 109 PS at 5600 rpm alongside a maximum output power measuring 142 Nm at 4000 rpm. The MPV boasts of being an appealing choice among families, and it has all the utilities it requires to be among the top in this category.
Nissan Grand Livina X-Gear with the 1.8-litre engine offers a decent mileage of around 11 km per liter. These numbers increase to 14.5 km/L for the 1.5-litre engine. For the customers who enjoy an economic ride filled with comfort features in their vehicle prefer Nissan Grand Livina as these figures are more than just decent for mid-range MPVs.
The new HR15DE 1.5-litre engine sported in all the other variants delivers a maximum output power of 109 PS at 5600 rpm alongside a maximum output power measuring 142 Nm at 4000 rpm.
The Nissan Grand Livina offers a decent pickup, and it reaches 100 kmph from a halt in 12.6 seconds. Nissan Grand Livina reaches the generous top speed of 180 kmph with the powerful engine employed in the vehicle.
The Nissan Grand Livina has mesmerizing exteriors being a mid-range MPV. The car has been designed to fit in for all the occasions. The contemporary design of the car has a very sober yet trendy look. The halogen light of the headlamps featuring beautiful sparkle like jewel illuminating the road in front of the driver to mark the arrival of the car. The elegant design of Grand Livina is further glorified with cover side mirrors that are fitted with indicators. The chrome front grille features bolder aesthetics, however the black-chrome SUV-look grille on Grand Livina X-Gear completely overshadows the contemporary grille. The body side moldings alongside providing a dynamic look helps reduce chances of dents on the side. Also, all the variants come embedded with front fog lamps.
Nissan Grand Livina 1.5 offers exact dimensions measuring 4485mm x 1695 (SV) – 1700mm (XV, HWS) x 1595 (SV, XV) – 1650mm (HWS) (L x W x H). For Nissan Grand Livina XGear 1.8 these dimensions measure 4540mm x 1735mm x 1650m (L x W x H). The wheelbase offered measures 2600mm with a ground clearance of 175 mm.
Nissan Grand Livina offers a comfortable cabin space for front, second row and third row passengers. The contemporary dashboard is elegant, and everything seems to aligned in the place. The beige/all black interiors spread across all variants are tremendously ornamental. Top end HWS CVT and X-Gear 1.5 Auto Transmission variants employ leather upholstery. The music console is easily accessible finding place at the center of the dashboard. The gauge has been given a contemporary look to keep the driver informed of every tip. The metallic accents are reinforced with the impression of class and add to the cabin style. A huge 10 inch roof mounted monitor takes the technical inclusions to a next level. Synced with this monitor, the audio system of the car has all the facilities from DVD, USB, Aux-in, Video Output to Remote Control. There is also a video system installed in the car for the passengers to enjoy the journey with video films and movies. The steering wheel is embedded with Bluetooth hands-free and audio control switches. The driver computer displays the travel route, the temperature outside the vehicle and the optimum distance from the other vehicles to be maintained.
The car ranks high on comfort and customer suitability. The driver’s seat is designed ergonomically for the short as well as for the long trips. The AC vents are there to adjust the rate of air flow. The steering wheel of the car can be adjusted according to the driver’s comfort. The car has versatile interiors. The third-row seats are 60:40 foldable which can increase the amount of space when needed. The second row can also be folded to relax further. Cup holders, glove pockets, and the door pockets further provide space for important utilities during the journey.
The boot-space of Nissan Grand Livina is disappointing, with boot-space volumetric capacity of 123 litres. However, these numbers can be increased multiple times making use of the 60:40 split folding functionalities of the seats. The second row passengers can get a maximum of 203 mm legroom while the third row passengers get hold of 330mm of legroom at maximum, these figures are decent to say the least.
Both the engines appoint come embedded with CVT transmissions alongside manual and auto-transmissions. This increases the performance eliminating the need for digital gear shift and provides a smoother continuous shift. The new HR15DE 1.5-litre engine appointed across all the variants delivers a maximum output power of 109 PS at 5600 rpm alongside a maximum output power measuring 142 Nm at 4000 rpm, the engine is designed to provide a perfect mixture of power and performance including better mileage and acceleration.
All the variants of Nissan Grand Livina are available with 15-inch alloy rims. For X-gear variants the tyre size measures 195/55 R15, however for the standard variants (SV, XV and HWS) this measures 185/65 R15.
For your entertainment requirements Nissan has appointed a big 10 inch roof monitor on all variants of Nissan Grand Livina. The stereo system on SV and XV variants is a standard 1 DIN Wide Audio system with DVD, DVD Player, AM/FM, USB, Aux-in, video output and remote control. A much better Double DIN Wide stereo system with AM/FM, USB, Aux-in, MP3, Video Output, Bluetooth, SD Card, Rear View Camera Input, Control for iPod/iPhone, CD/VCD/DVD Player functionalities is appointed across all the top end variants.
For efficient braking ventilated disc brakes are sported on the front while drum brakes find their place on the rear. This is complimented by Anti-lock braking system with EBD and Brake Assist to keep your drive on track even on the most slippery roads. Handling of the MPV is controlled by McPherson Strut suspension on the front on chassis, while torsion beam suspension finds its place on the rear.
The safety and security features of the car have been suitably taken into consideration. The dual SRS airbags inflate to protect the driver and the passenger in the front in the situation of an accident. The ABS system provided pumps the brakes faster than the ordinary ones in the case of emergencies. EBD senses the extra weight on the back of the passenger or cargo and adjust the braking force to the rear brakes to keep the automobile more balanced. Additional safety features include rear parking camera, Zone body impact (dissipates collision energy on the pillars), side impact beam and collapsible steering column. For security purposes Keyless Entry column, parking sensor and shock sensor are appointed in the drive.