China first for Nissan's global car

Posted by: Ian Rowley on July 7, 2006

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If GM bosses mulling over an alliance with Nissan and Renault want to see some benefits of platform sharing, they could do worse than take a look at the new Livina Geniss. Nissan yesterday announced plans to launch a “new family of global cars” over the next two years, led by the 1.8 liter, seven-seater (pictured above). Designed by Nissan in Japan, the Livina will be built on Nissan and Renault’s common B platform, which is currently underpins Nissan’s Micra and Renault’s Clio and Logan. In another nod to the future direction of the car industry, the new model, which will come with a CVT transmission and will debut at the Guangzhou motor show this month, will be manufactured and sold in China ahead of other markets. Not sure about the name, though.

Reader Comments

China Law Blog

July 12, 2006 9:07 AM

Smart move by Nissan to debut this car in China. Car Sales in China have been way up this year, much more so even than expected. The pent up demand there is absolutely huge and the Chinese will no doubt appreciate their being first on Nissan's list.

Jenny McLane

July 17, 2006 7:40 PM

China is fast becoming a great market for new cars. I agree that this one is a smart move for Nissan.

Nick Wilson

July 24, 2006 2:01 AM

China's future sounds bright with the launching of this luxurious and splendid new car in the market. They gonna soon be out of their reputation as mere imitators. Congrats China!

Josh Hallett

August 12, 2006 6:39 AM

WOOOOOW! That's superbly cool!!! The new model kicks major ass!!!Bookmarked!!

DPC car videos

August 28, 2006 6:21 AM

It looks good, maybe with this move from Nissan other will follow.

Swordman

September 22, 2006 2:36 PM

GM and VW better watch out for the Japanese Auto competition in China. If GM don't keep a watchful eye, things can turn ugly fast.

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