Nissan India has recently launched the updated Evalia MPV with added convenience features based on customer feedback. The company calls it a refurbished version of Evalia MPV, instead of Evalia facelift. Having been bitten once, the company is not shying away from seeking to offer the same product, while in a refreshed format, figuring perhaps, that in the fun, frolic and frenzy of Diwali, the Evalia MPV will shine bright.
The company was looking forward to beat Toyota Innova at its own game and wanted to sell around 2,000 units MPV every month, but, managed to sell just around 18 units in April-2013. In the second innings, Nissan is banking on this model to make its presence felt in the competitive MPV segment. The Nissan Evalia competes with the Chevrolet Tavera, Toyota Innova and the Tata Aria.
The major updates on Evalia come in the form of sliding Euro windows on the middle row, sliding/reclining captain seats in the middle row and 15-inch alloy wheels in the top of the line XV variant. The 2-din audio system now comes with USB connectivity. Also on offer are rear wiper, rear defogger, anti-glare internal rearview mirror, front row assist grip and glove box lid. A roof mounted 2nd row AC blower will also be available as a direct dealer fitment option.
All of Evalia’s four grades have high levels of active and passive safety and advanced features that are designed to enhance both the driving and ownership experiences. These include Anti-Lock Breaking System (ABS), Electronic Break-force Distribution (EBD), Break Assist (BA), Engine Immobilizer and Airbags (except base grade). The sliding doors reduce the risk of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists getting struck by doors opening unexpectedly.
Under the hood, the Evalia is powered by the globally-proven K9K straight-4 turbocharged diesel from Renault Nissan’s engine family, which can churn out 85PS of power at 3750rpm and a maximum torque of 200Nm at 2000rpm. With a smooth-shifting five speed manual transmission, the Evalia delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl of diesel (ARAI certified).
Evalia’s new layout gives maximum cargo space and stable, functional proportions. The dramatic front end design with a three-dimensional, imposing angled strut grille and the character line on the body side add to the dynamic view of the vehicle. Owners also have a wide range of colors to choose from as Evalia is available in Brick Red, Aqua Green, Blade Silver, Twilight Grey, Onyx Black, Storm White and Pearl White.
Prices of Nissan Evalia refresh (Ex-showroom, New Delhi) –
- Evalia XE – Rs 8.78 lakh
- Evalia XE+ – Rs 9.22 lakh
- Evalia XL – Rs 9.80 lakh
- Evalia XL (Option) – Rs 10.05 lakh
- Evalia XV – Rs 10.48 lakh
- Evalia XV (Option) – Rs 10.73 lakh