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Regular readers would know that the Nissan Livina range (Livina, Grand Livina, X-Gear) has been facelifted. Pics of the refreshed Livina from China were leaked in December last year, before we ourselves snapped a disguised unit testing in Malaysia. No hiding now, as we’ve got live pics from Auto Shanghai 2013.

On the exterior, the refreshed MPV gets a revised front fascia. Compared to the current Livina, the headlamps are now in a sharper triangular shape, while the chrome grille is in a sweeping V-shape with a flat base. The rear end features long tail lamps that eat into the tailgate.

Inside, it appears that the Livina facelift retains the familiar dashboard layout and design, but with a new design steering wheel and chrome borders for the dial housings. The 2-DIN head unit looks like the usual Nissan item at a glance, but is a fresh design. Like most cars in China, there’s a sunroof.

The white car you see here is the standard five-seater Livina, not the seven-seater Grand Livina we’re familiar with. The green one is a more rugged-looking “SUV-styled” variant of this shorter version called X-Gear in Malaysia. Compared to the standard car, the X-Gear gets a unique grille treatment and a black base for the tailgate Nissan badge.

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