Tokyo, Japan – Nissan Motor Company has announced that it is building its first E100 flexible-fuel vehicle, capable of running on both gasoline and pure ethanol, at a new plant in Brazil.

The new Nissan Livina, built for domestic sales, is also the first passenger vehicle to be produced through the Renault-Nissan Alliance Plant in São José dos Pinhais.

The two-row, five-seat Livina multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) will be sold in Brazil starting in March, with a choice of 1.6- or 1.8-litre engine. Nissan do Brasil said it plans a three-row, seven-seater Grand Livina later in the year.

The Livina is produced in Brazil, China, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Malaysia and the Philippines, and is also sold in Egypt. Nearly 200,000 vehicles in the Livina family have been sold since 2006.

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