KUALA LUMPUR: Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has targeted sales of 2,500 units of the new Nissan Grand Livina multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) by the year-end.
ETCM is confident of achieving the target as the Grand Livina has been Malaysia's best selling non-national MPV since its local debut about six years ago.
"Since its initial launch in December 2007, there are now more than 65,000 units of Nissan Grand Livina on Malaysian roads," its director of marketing and product planning Tan Keng Meng said at the MPV launch yesterday.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd general manager of Asia and Oceania, Stephanus Ardianto, said the MPV will continue to "pleasantly surprise drivers and passengers by delivering a stress-free driving experience, whether it is city driving, long-distance driving, leisure or daily use."
Tan said while retaining the core concept of "Drives like a sedan, fits like an MPV", the new Grand Livina boasts refreshed exterior and interior styling, along with more than 50 new enhancements.
This will help it attract young families with an urban lifestyle and who also enjoy recreational activities, he added.
Exterior-wise, the MPV has a new look for the front and back, complemented by new V-spoke alloy wheels, door mouldings and wing mirrors with integrated LED indicators.
"The combination of the new chrome grill with fine sculptured horizontal panes, aggressive lines of the front bumper and expressive headlamps creates the impression of elegant dynamism," Tan said.
At the rear, the new tail-lamps now expand horizontally across the tailgate showcasing rear reflectors for a wider, sportier look.
The MPV also has Nissan's Intelligent Key (i-Key) system allowing for keyless entry and start.
The new Grand Livina is available in 1.6L manual, 1.6L auto and 1.8L auto. Optional accessories and Impul packages are available in all variants.
Prices with insurance range from RM87,367 for the 1.6L manual, RM90,372 for the 1.6L auto and RM100,578 for the 1.8L auto.
They are available in five colours, including the all-new graphite blue, diamond black, bronze gold and brilliant white.