Earlier this month, we first told you about the Nissan Livina Geniss, the new global car from Nissan that marks the first time an all-new model is being released in China before other markets. Today, Nissan officially unveiled the car, to be known as Jun Yi in Chinese, at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
Recapping what we know, the Livina Geniss is a seven-seat wagon/MPV that'll be be nicely outfitted inside as Nissan blends luxury with practicality. The car's design is pretty inoffensive -- not surprising given that this is, above all else, a family car.
Visually, the front end generates some interest with its oversized headlights and prominent grille, while the chunky front bumper is broken up by a large lower intake opening and nicely-integrated round foglights. A pair of ridges on the hood accent what would otherwise be a pretty vanilla-looking surface.
Power comes from Nissan's new MR18DE 1.8L four cylinder, and it will be built at the Dongfeng Motor Co.'s (DFL) Huadu plant in Guangdong Province.
(Additional info, photo after the jump)
LIVINA GENISS UNVEILED AT GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL MOTOR SHOW
GUANGZHOU (July 24, 2006) – Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., and Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company today unveiled the Livina Geniss at the 2006 Guangzhou International Motor Show, the first variant of a new family of Nissan global cars that will be released over the next two years.
The vehicle, named Jun Yi in Chinese, will be the first Nissan car to debut in China ahead of other global markets when it goes on sale in China later this year.
Powered by the all-new Nissan MR18DE engine, the flexible and spacious model is based on the concept of a luxurious, yet practical vehicle. The model will be manufactured at Dongfeng Motor Co.'s (DFL) Huadu plant in Guangdong Province. DFL is Nissan's joint venture in China with Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd.
In addition to the Livina Geniss, Nissan and Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company are displaying eight other models, including concept cars, imported cars and locally produced vehicles, demonstrating Nissan's commitment to the fast growing Chinese market. Nissan's vehicles are on display in Hall No. 2 of the Guangzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center until July 31.