The Nissan Livina, in production since 2007, is newly updated with over four-dozen improvements to keep its appeal to the driving public in the market for a sporty multi-purpose vehicle and reliable city driver.
A Sporty Exterior
On the outside, the Livina has a new chrome grill with an upswept vee shape, and integrated triangular headlamps which give it a dynamic look. There’s a black bumper strip that that stretches around the lower panels of the entire car and combines with both bumpers. The rear spoiler over the back window lends a sporty look and aids aerodynamics. By extending the roofline straight back, the Livina gains more headroom for rear-seated passengers and larger windows for a better view. Pushing the wheels to the corners of the chassis gives the Nissan Livina more interior room and better handling.
Inside It’s Roomy And Comfortable
Inside, the Lavina has an adjustable steering column which can be a boon to tall drivers. The contoured bucket seats are available in optional leather. Nissan has their Intelligent Key System set up for keyless entry and ignition as an option on some models. There’s plenty of legroom in both the front and rear rows of seats, and you can recline or slide and fold down the rear seat to gain even more storage if you’re carrying more cargo than passengers. The Lavina uses a pendulum mount engine system and lots of sound-absorbent materials to quiet road noise effectively. There’s a 6-inch touch screen on the dash, and you can connect your smartphone via USB and Bluetooth.
Nissan has made many important safety features available, including anti-lock brakes modified with their EBD system, which electronically distributes braking force to all four wheels for quick and accurate stopping power. Super bright Halogen headlights make driving at night safer. Driver and passenger retractable seatbelts and airbags are all standard. Nissan includes their own anti-theft system, including a warning sticker to discourage any prospective thieves.
Under The Hood
The Lavina sports a 1.6-liter engine which produces plenty of power but goes easy on fuel. Its suspension is designed to minimize body roll, and it has power-assisted steering to make cornering nimble and sure.
- Vehicle type: five doors compact front-engine SUV
- Drivetrain: front wheel drive
- Transmission: 5-speed automatic
- Engine: inline fuel-injected 4 cylinder
- Displacement: 1.6-liter
- Power: 114 hp
- Dimensions: Wheelbase: 102" Length: 164" Width: 66.5" Height: 62”
- Curb weight: 3600-4200 lbs
- Top speed: 112 MPH
- Fuel Economy: Average fuel consumption is 37.2 MPG
The standard exterior colors are White, Black, Red, Silver and Grey, with Arctic White, Bright Silver, and Thermal Gold metallic colors as an upgrade. The interiors are available in Visia, which is a charcoal pattern, and Accenta, which adds a small dot pattern.
The Lavina comes with a three-year or 100,000 Kilometers warranty.
Posted: 24 July 2014