Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) the official distributor and assembler of Nissan cars in Malaysia has added a new member to its current Grand Livina lineup and this time it comes in the form of the Nissan Livina X-Gear.

 

Typically, this one is packed with the same 1.6 engine as the Grand Livina but where that is a 7 seater, the X-Gear is a 5 seater vehicle. It boosts out 105 horses and is mated with a 4 speed automatic transmission gearbox which is pretty standard here.

Rolling out from its Serendah plant, the size differs from the Grand Livina where it is 145mm shorter which is why the X-Gear loses the third row of seats. This model will be positioned as a longer hatchback model (or a coupe type of car) where they are planning to compete in the B-Segment hatchback market.

Spotting a new front bumper and a nicer looking design all around, the X-Gear looks pretty sporty and exciting in many ways. This would also mean that one would like more luggage space behind now that the third row has given way where it now comes with 383 liters of space. But if you fold down the second row, you get up to 760 liters of space. The new X-Gear is sold for RM82,800 with insurance with a 3 years or 100,000 km warranty.