Mitsubishi Xpander-based Nissan MPV to arrive in April 2019 - Report

Sagar Parikh

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Nissan Motor is working on its version of the Mitsubishi Xpander, a model that will allegedly reach showrooms as the next-gen Grand Livina. A fresh report from kumparan says that the Indonesian launch is in April 2019.

2018 Nissan Grand Livina rendering
Nissan's version of the Mitsubishi Xpander small MPV may just have different front and rear fascias.

The latest development was revealed by a Nissan-Datsun sales executive, who got the intel from an internal meeting. According to this source, the next-gen Nissan Grand Livina or whichever Nissan-badged model emerges out of the Xpander’s platform will have a distinctive front-end that looks typically Nissan, but the body won’t have anything different. Digital artists have presented renderings over the past year guided by this speculation.

The new Nissan small MPV will have a length, width and height of around 4.5 metres, 1.8 metres and 1.7 metres respectively. Its wheelbase will span 2.8 metres long. It may employ the 4A91 1.5-litre MIVEC naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine from the Mitsubishi offering, in the same tuning (105 PS/141 Nm) or with minor tweaks. In that case, expect 5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic as the transmission choices.

Mitsubishi Xpander front three quarters left side at GIIAS 2017
The Mitsubishi Xpander small MPV is under consideration for India.

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The Nissan small MPV’s production would be alongside the Mitsubishi Xpander, which could reach India at some point, at the company with the three-diamond mark’s Indonesian plant in the Bekasi Prefecture. This model could help the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance target small MPV buyers in markets where Mitsubishi has a weak presence or Nissan is a strong brand.

Nissan has held a private showcase of its new small MPV to employees. In related news, Nissan is contemplating a bigger MPV that can compete with the Toyota Innova Crysta.

[Image Source: autonetmagz.com]

[News Source: kumparan.com]

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