Following the launch of Evalia at Delhi that happened earlier this week, Nissan Motor India Private Ltd launched the 7 seater MUV in Mumbai yesterday. Announcing Evalia’s launch, Mr. Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President, Africa, Middle East & India, Nissan Motor Company Ltd. said, “We are extremely pleased to launch our third ‘home-grown’ model in India.
The seven-seater family car is the first Urban-Class Utility Vehicle from the Japanese car maker and has stellar fuel economy, clever interiors with high functionality and boasts of features like a rear View Camera and Intelligent Key. The Evalia uses a dash mounted gear lever to maximize the feeling of spaciousness at the front.
Introducing the vehicle to the media, Mr. Takayuki Ishida, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India Pvt. Ltd, said, “The introduction of Evalia demonstrates that Nissan has once again challenged convention to offer our customers something different and completely in-tune with their needs. Evalia is a fully-fledged, highly versatile car packed with practical features & technology built to Nissan’s world-class quality standards.”
Announcing the price of the four variants Mr. G.M. Singh, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Hover Automotive India (HAI) said, “The Nissan Evalia is the first MUV in the country that packs excellent drivability, class-leading fuel efficiency and dynamic performance at a truly attractive price. We are offering our customers all the practicality of a big car with all the comfort of a sedan.”
Evalia’s XE entry grade starts at just 8,49,000 INR, the mid XE+ and XL variants are priced at 8,92,000 INR and 9,49,000 INR respectively, with the feature-packed top of the range XV grade available at 9,99,000 INR.
It may be noted that this MPV is known as the NV200 globally and has been doing quite good for itself at many parts of the globe. The latest from Nissan India has been launched with a re-tuned version of the tried and tested 1.5 dCI engine from the Renault-Nissan alliance and the motor is mated to a 5 speed manual transmission to pump out 105PS of power. The Nissan Evalia has a strut type suspension in the front and leaf springs at rear. Nissan claims that their MPV will have car-like ride and handling characteristics.Evalia has sliding rear doors, a la Maruti Eeco and its 2725mm wheelbase is only a little less than Innova’s 2750mm. However, Evalia will be close to being as spacious as the popular Toyota.
The seven-seater MPV will battle it out with Toyota Innova, Mahindra’s Xylo, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga and upcoming Chevrolet Enjoy.The manufacturing of Evalia will be done at Nissan’s Oragadam plant in Chennai. Here is Evalia’s variant wise features list: