A few days ago, the Nissan Livina was spotted doing rounds along Indonesia's roads. As it wore little camouflage, it was a clue that its debut would be sooner rather than later. True enough, Nissan has announced its launch date.
The 2020 Nissan Livina will be making its global debut in a few days on February 19. In the teaser photo, Nissan is showing the high-mounted LED daytime running lights (DRL), as well as the grill. If you recall the spy shots from a few days back, the grill was still covered and the new preview photo allows us to connect the dots and expect what the Livina will look like.
As mentioned before, the upcoming all-new Nissan Livina is a badge-engineered version of the Mitsubishi Xpander. That means this small MPV-crossover is one of the first products of the Alliance since Mitsubishi joined Renault-Nissan. Nissan did apply their own styling on the Livina, particularly on the front end.
While the location of the DRLs are the same as the Xpander, the ones in the Livina have unique elements to follow Nissan's current design philosophy. Also, the grill will likely be smaller than that of the Mitsubishi's with Nissan's V-Motion design. Also, the front apron of the Mitsubishi will be different from the Mitsubishi.
As for the rest of the body, it is largely the same as the Xpander save for a few trim changes. Wheels on the other hand are slightly different from each other. We could expect a Mitsubishi-sourced 1.5-liter engine under the Livina's hood, but don't rule out the possibility of it getting a Nissan engine just yet.
Of course, we'll know more about the 2020 Nissan Livina once it's out in a couple of days. Also, there is currently no word if Nissan Philippines will indeed bring in the Livina in the country.