“WHICH MPV TO CHOOSE? NISSAN GRAND LIVINA VS NAZA CITRA I I RONDO VS TOYOTA AVANZA VS CHERY EASTAR MPV OR UPCOMING PROTON MPV”
Families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. So it’s no surprise then that when looking to buy a family car, versatility is vital.
For a family car, a mid size MPV is a good solution. Here are some MPVs that you all can choose or compare.
NISSAN GRAND LIVINA
The all-new NISSAN GRAND LIVINA is a stylish 7-seater MPV which offers a totally new driving experience. It is an MPV that will attact more than a few admirers.It is spacious, comfortable and economical. With good looks that do not deceive, the charm of this MPV immediately appears once it’s on the road. Delivering to you the personality and excitement for an energetic and comfortable drive. This is an MPV that will definately leave an impression.On the road price for 1.6 M/T – RM84,800, 1.6 A/T – RM88,600 and 1.8 A/T -RM97,300.
NAZA CITRA II RONDO
NAZA CITRA II RONDO, the cross-over utility vehicle (CUV) adapted from the new Kia Carens to help it capture 20 per cent share of the multi-purpose-vehicle (MPV) market.Two variants are offered, both with the 2.0 litre DOHC CVVT engine found in the Kia Optima, the Naza Kia Rondo /Citra 2 2.0 EX price is RM84,888, while the high-line version Rondo 2.0 EXS costs RM88,888. The Rondo is built on the Optima platform. Long list of standard equipment, including dual-front airbags, anti-lock brake system and electronic brake distribution, stylish side mirrors and a Shiftronic gearbox.
Enter the TOYOTA AVANZA, an affordable and stylish family car that boasts a spacious 5+2 seat configuration; giving you the flexibility to fit it all in, whatever it is… From large amounts of luggage to large imaginary friends, fitting everything isn’t a problem anymore.
The new Toyota Avanza have some different at the fog lamp, chrome ornament on the back door, the outer mirror, side moulding and the bumper.
Interior wise, there are differences on the seat materials, gate type transmission, 4 spoke steering wheel and the combination meter.
The pricing for the new Toyota Avanza begins at RM 62,000 for its 1.3 E Manual variants and goes all up to RM 77,100 for the 1.5S automatic.
CHERY EASTAR MPV
CHERY EASTAR is a unique Crossover, exquisitely exhibiting the ‘3M’ core values of ‘Room, Home and Team’. Brought to malaysia by Chery Malaysia Alado Sdn Bhd. Ideally structured to accommodate more passengers, Chery Eastar has intelligently presented to you “ROOM”, which essentially means space. “HOME” translates into the 3+2+2 structure of a typical modern-day family. Chery Eastar speaks for pleasant transport for your every family outing. With respect to “TEAM”, Chery Eastar has got much to offer.
Chery Eastar has more room compare to Toyota Avanza vs Nissan Grand Livina but less than Innova, Serena. Should be like Wish 1.8 except middle of 2nd row seats can be folded down to form a very comfortable armrest. Last rows kinda tight but still better than Grand Livina.The new Chery Eastar is priced at RM79,888 for the standard version and RM86,888 for the high-spec version.
PROTON MPV 2009
Update : Please refer full specification of Proton Exora MPV here
The design of Proton MPV 2009 is more to a sporty MPV and will surely attracts the eyes of Malaysian with the spacious cabin and stylish design as an MPV. Size wise, the Proton MPV is bigger than the two Japanese MPV, and it might eat up into the Wish, Stream, Mazda5 category. Seating arrangement is a typical 2 + 3 + 2. The third row seat actually splits into two, unlike Toyota Avanza or the Nissan Grand Livina. We got some news that the price of this new MPV is going to be in a range of RM80,000 to RM100,000. It is affordable for us and i think it is a better choice if Proton gives full attention on the quality of the new MPV.