Some of you must be wondering whatever happened to Nissan Motor Philippines, which has been awfully silent of late in terms of new-product or new-variant introductions. Let the wondering stop now, as NMPI has informed us about the latest product offering that will be arriving at its dealerships this weekend. We're talking about the Grand Livina Highway Star, which, according to Nissan, "carries performance parts by Autech Japan, a group under the umbrella of Nissan Motor Ltd., famous for its various customized vehicles. This is the same group that teams up with Nismo for some of its racing cars."
Making this Grand Livina edition special are:
* Chrome grille with horizontal elements;
* Front bumper with integrated air splitters;
* Side mirror covers with LED turning lamps;
* Foglamp chrome garnish;
* OEM side skirts, rear skirt and roof spoiler; and
* 15-inch polished alloy wheels with gunmetal accents.
For how much, you ask? The Grand Livina Highway Star Luxury variant is P928,000, while the Grand Livina Highway Star Elegance is P1,008,000. Both are powered by a 1.8-liter in-line-four gasoline CVTC engine mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and rated at 124hp and 174Nm. The difference consists mainly of interior upgrades, including leather seats, leather steering wheel with wooden trim, and a higher-end audio system for the Elegance variant.