Next-gen Nissan Livina to be a rebadged Mitsubishi Xpander?

Updated Jun 03, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

Is this the Mitsubishi Xpander-based, next-generation Nissan Livina?

Back in July 2018, reported that the Mitsubishi Xpander will get Nissan badge soon. Now it’s time to welcome this new face of this heated-up MPV which was occupied by the Nissan Livina. This was revealed by Instagram user @indra_prasetya1604 but now both the images and account have been taken down.

The first photo shows a car predicted to be the Xpander’s tail lamps and the distinct black band combining the rear hatch with the rear quarter panel window. Meanwhile, the second photo reveals the “V-motion” grille, plus a different front bumper. The rest is almost the same as seen in the current Mitsubishi Xpander including LED position lights and the bumper-embedded headlamps.

Nissan-badged Xpander side view

The first photo shows a car predicted to be the Xpander’s tail lamps and the distinct black

Nissan-badged Mitsubishi Xpander

The second photo reveals the “V-motion” grille

Especially, - an Indonesian news outlet reported that dealers of Nissan in Jakarta were already accepting orders for the Nissan-badged Xpander. Besides, it is said that the Xpander-based twin MPV would make its debut in late this month while deliveries for customers will start in March. Kompas also confirmed that it is dubbed Livina by Nissan dealers.

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Last but not least, PT Nissan Motor Indonesia reported stopping manufacturing the previous-gen Livina on January 18th, 2019 to welcome the Nissan-rebadged Mitsubishi Xpander which is manufactured by PT Mitsubishi Motors Krama Yudha Indonesia.

Latest updates on upcoming Mitsubishi cars can be found in our Complete guide to the Mitsubishi Philippines' local lineup.

Nissan-badged Mitsubishi Xpander vs. Mitsubishi Xpander

The rest is almost the same as seen in the Xpander 

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Know more about Mitsubishi Xpander 2023

Mitsubishi Xpander

The 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander is a seven-seater MPV for the Philippine market. As of the 2023 model year, there are three available variants for this model. There’s the Xpander GLX 1.5 MT, the Xpander GLX 1.5 AT, and the Xpander GLS 1.5 AT. These range in price from Php 1,050,000 to Php 1,180,000. 

Size-wise, the Xpander has a length of 4,595mm, a width of 1,750mm, and a height of 1,750mm. It also has a wheelbase that spans 2,775mm, and a ground clearance of 225mm.  

Under the hood, this Mitsubishi MPV uses a 1.5-liter inline-4 gasoline engine that’s capable of producing up to 103 horsepower and 141 Nm of torque. It then uses a front-wheel-drive layout. Depending on the trim, it either gets a four-speed automatic gearbox, or a five-speed manual transmission. 

₱ 1,068,000 - ₱ 1,198,000