After the recent facelift of Nissan Grand Livina, follow by the introduction of the all-new Nissan Livina X-Gear (We are currently evaluating it and our ‘DriveView’ report will be coming soon). Two days ago, Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) has introduced the facelift model of Nissan Latio for both the 5-door 1.8-litre Hatchback and 4-door 1.6-litre Sedan models in Malaysia.
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Both models are using the same proven all-aluminium 4-cylinder petrol engine and offered with a 4-speed auto transmission as standard. Regrettably, the Latio 1.6-litre manual has now been discontinued. The power plants for both models are similar to its other sibling like the Nissan Grand Livina 1.6-litre and 1.8-litre line-up.
The Latio 5-door 1.8-litre Hatchback is powered by MR18DE 1.8-litre engine that output 93kW/126ps @ 5,200rpm and 174Nm of torque @ 4,800rpm. Moving next, the Latio 4-door 1.6-litre Sedan is powered by HR16DE 1.6-litre engine that output 80kW/109ps @ 6,000rpm and 153Nm of torque @ 4,400rpm. Nissan claims fuel efficiency figures of 7.1L/100km for the 1.6 sedan and 7.8 L/100km for the 1.8 hatch respectively.
On the exterior, the new Latio can be easily identified by its newly designed front grille, front bumper, rear bumper, head lamps and tail lamps.
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Inside the car, the Latio 5-door 1.8-litre Hatchback is now come with a new audio head-unit complete with Aux input. Most significantly, it now comes with auto climate control, steering wheel audio control and white-faced instrument cluster with trip computer.
On-the-road prices (inclusive of insurance, road tax, registration fee and ownership claim fee) in Peninsular Malaysia as below:-
Nissan Latio (Sedan): 1.6 AT – RM 89,800.00
Nissan Latio (Hatchback): 1.8 AT – RM 99,800.00
The new Latio comes with a 3-year or 100,000 km warranty (whichever comes first). On top of that, Latio buyers will also receive free Solar Gard Armorcoat tinting package worth RM1,400.00.
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