Nissan Begins Production of E100 Flex-Fuel Livina in Brazil
13 January 2009
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has begun manufacturing the Nissan Livina in Brazil. The Livina is the first passenger vehicle to be produced through the Renault-Nissan Alliance Plant in São José dos Pinhais. It will be Nissan’s first E100 flex-fuel vehicle capable of running on both gasoline and ethanol.
The two-row, five-seat MPV Livina will be available with a 1.6-liter K4M engine with manual transmission or a 1.8-liter MR engine available with automatic transmission.
Nissan Livina is a member of Nissan’s global car family, which also includes the Grand Livina and the sporty Livina C-Gear/X-Gear. Brazil joins China, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Malaysia and the Philippines as producers of the Livina family of vehicles. Since 2006, nearly 200,000 vehicles in the Livina family have been sold in the producing countries and Egypt, which imports the Livina C-Gear from China.