The Nissan Livina range is due to get a facelift in China, as these leaked pics show. All are of the standard length Livina, and not the three-row Grand Livina (Livina Geniss in China) that’s very popular here. The green one is the Livina C-Gear, the SUV-styled version we know as Livina X-Gear in Malaysia.

This refresh sports bigger triangular headlamps and a more pronounced V-shape nose. The new face looks a little like the new Nissan Note, although not so funky without the Euro-spec car’s distinctive headlamps.

Bigger changes can be found at the back, where the tail light clusters are now wide instead of long. Also, unlike the current Livina, the lights eat into the tailgate. Old or new, which look do you prefer?

Word from the Middle Kingdom is that the refreshed Livina is set for a March 2013 launch, and the current car’s four-speed automatic gearbox will be replaced by a CVT unit that will boost fuel economy.