Nissan Motor Co., Ltd (NML) today announced the release of the
all-new Livina C-Gear (called the 'X-Gear' in other markets). The
introduction of this model in China underscores the importance of what
is now the third largest market for Nissan after the United States and
"The Livina series is proving to be a valuable addition to the
Nissan range across the world" said Colin Dodge, Nissan's Senior Vice
President for Global Overseas Markets. "The C-Gear is an important
addition to the range and demonstrates our commitment to the China and
to other significant global growth markets," continued Dodge.
Based on the Livina hatchback, this functional and stylish 5-seater
vehicle broadens the appeal of this already popular series of cars.
Inside, there's a sporty look and feel manifested through the
combination of a black interior with silver finish. The Livina C-Gear
has spacious front and rear seating with ample space extending to the
trunk which tops its class for loading capacity up to 383 liters (VDA).
The Livina C-Gear has a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with the choice of
four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmissions. Like other
Livina models, the C-Gear comes from the design and engineering teams
at Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan. The model will be produced
locally at DFL's Huadu plant in Guangdong province.
The Livina series consists of three variants: the Livina Geniss (the
Grand Livina in other markets), a multi-purpose vehicle; Livina, a
hatchback; and Livina C-Gear, a sporty hatchback. The Livina series has
already been introduced in Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan and South Africa
where it has received several accolades, including "Car of the Year" in
Indonesia and "Best MPV and Best Station Wagon" in South Africa.
The third variant will be introduced next in Indonesia.