Ghosn Car Mad! Nissan Launches New Global Car Family

Nissan just announced a new family of global cars it plans to launch over the next two years, the first model of which — the Livina Geniss — will hit China this year. It's the first time Nissan has launched a car on the banks of the Yangtze before other markets, indicating the company wants a slice of that expanding pie more than it wants a slice of GM. Built on a joint Renault-Nissan platform, the Livinia G. — a "luxurious yet practical" seven seater — will debut this month at the Guangzhou International Motor Show. Designed and engineered at the Nissan Technical Center in Atsugi, Japan — but built at the Huadu plant of Nissan's joint-venture partner, Dongfeng Motor Co. — the people mover will get a 1.8-liter gas engine with valve timing jobbies and a flexible floorplan. No word on where the next launch will be — or what other badges it'll wear. Might we be looking at the first Chevrolet CUV?

Ghosn Car Mad! Nissan Launches New Global Car Family

Ghosn Car Mad! Nissan Launches New Global Car Family

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