Nissan Evalia is a perfect multi-purpose vehicle that will suit every Indian family, be it for long drives or comfortable ride with a gang of friends. Nissan used the Auto Expo 2012 platform very intelligently. There is ample of space for large families as it can comfortably adjust 7 adults with utmost ease and comfort. The auto giant unveiled its much hyped made in India MPV, Nissan Evalia, previously known as Nissan NV200 during the Auto show itself. This multi-purpose vehicle was revealed by the Vice-President of Nissan Middle East, Africa and Indian, Mr. Gilles Normand.

Nissan India already floats hatchback Micra and a sedan Sunny along with three CBU vehicles. The production of Nissan Evalia has begun at Nissan manufacturing plant located near Chennai. Nissan Evalia certainly impresses with its simple styling. The tall upright stance, slender front doors and short bonnet area makes it look attractive and appealing. The major highlight here is its serrated grille and new sleek angular headlamps. However, the USP of this MPV is its sliding rear doors giving it a van like appearance. The box-shaped rear end is kept clean and simple with the tail lights being placed lower down. A total thumbs up can be given for Nissan Evalia for its passenger space. Going into a little detail of Nissan Evalia, the car will directly compete with Mahindra Xylo and the Toyota Innova. On the global front, Nissan NV200 was honored with the award of ‘International Van of the year’ in 2010. With such a prestigious award, the MPV surely hold up something special.

Nissan Evalia comes powered with the 1.5dCi diesel motor that has been borrowed from Nissan Sunny diesel. The powerful engine generates about 85bhp of power at the rate of 3750 rpm along with maximum torque of 200Nm at the rate of 2000 rpm. The engine is then coupled with the five speed manual transmission that enhances the overall driving experience for the owner. Besides such impressive diesel engine, the MPV is loaded high-end features, which includes intelligent key, rear view camera, power steering, advanced integrated air conditioning system along with an audio system, black color ORVMs, front disc, rear drum brake, front fog lamps, alloy wheels, rigid rear forks, strut front suspension, power window and foldable rear seat row thus increasing the boot space for keeping more luggage. Nissan India has also taken care of the safety of the car and its passengers by providing antilock braking system along with EBD, SRS dual front airbags adds more safety.

Nissan Evalia is surely larger when talking about the passenger space and luggage compartment, and aims to target Toyota Innova. This is evident from Evalia’s wheelbase which is 2725 mm-quite close to Innova’s 2750 mm. The exterior appearance of Nissan Evalia is pretty appealing and simple. The front end of the MPV has a sloping shape towards the bumper whereas the nose of the car surely appears to be smiling, all thanks to the front grille and the triangular shaped multi-reflector halogen headlamps. The lower segment of Nissan Evalia looks elegant in black lower air dam fixed in body color bumper which also houses fog lamps that have been shaped in round. The door handles as well as the diamond shaped ORVMs looks amazingly unique. Coming to the rear end of the MPV, the Evalia is flat and comes with two reflectors and a high stop lamp to ensure safety in the dark. The tail lamps have been placed a bit higher to rear bumper but overall are lowly placed at the rear.

The interiors of Nissan Evalia are sophisticated and very neat. It boasts of a 2+3+2 seating arrangement. The front cabin has a pleasing to the eye dashboard accompanied with instrument panel, centrally positioned music system, air conditioning vents and glove box. The three-spoke power steering is smooth and makes sure fabulous driving experience to the owner. In its entirety, the new Nissan Evalia was one of the main attractions at the Auto Expo 2012 and received an impressive reaction from the audience so far. Now, a cutting-edge pricing will add more glory to the MPV.

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