Sunny sedan and Micra hatchback posting good numbers on sales chart, a top award for Quality, a representation in sportscar segment and lot of plans for near future-Japanese giant Nissan is surely enjoying a decent start of its Indian innings. Nissan had decided to unveil the Nissan Evalia at the Expo and the latest on the subject is that the car will be launched as soon as at the onset of Diwali season. The seven-seater family car is the first Urban-Class Utility Vehicle from the Japanese car maker and should have a best in segment fuel economy, clever interiors that have high functionality and will boast of upmarket 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.
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.As we earlier reported, this Nissan will be launched with a re-tuned versiopn of the tried and tested 1.5 dCI engine from the Renault-Nissan alliance and the motor will be 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. Safely expect Nissan to provide the MPV with a power steering as a standard feature on all variants. 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. Expect a starting price between INR 8-10 Lakhs for the Evalia.
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