Nissan Launches New Class-Leading Evalia

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 27 September 2012, 12:24 Hrs
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Bangalore: Nissan Motor India (NMIPL)  announced the commercial launch of its first 7-seater Multi Utility Vehicle (MUV)-  the new Nissan ‘Evalia’ for the Mumbai market.

Evalia, packed with a generous range of practical and customer-focused features brings fresh thinking to the MUV segment and provides an exciting and uniquely-modern twist to urban mobility in India.

As well as offering typically bold and distinctive Nissan styling, Evalia boasts unrivalled spaciousness and flexibility, outstanding drive quality and fuel economy significantly better than any of its rivals.

These features combine to provide customers with a convention-busting take on adaptable and multi-functional urban transport, developed and built exclusively for the Indian market. The Chennai-built Evalia is aimed at urban-class professionals, meeting and then surpassing both their business and weekend needs.

Evalia joins the Micra and Sunny at Nissan’s Oragadam Plant near Chennai. The all-new model will be available to order from 26 September. The vehicles will be available in time for the festival season.

Surprisingly compact for a big car, Evalia comes packed with several utility features giving great driving comfort, while its new exterior styling features a clean and modern design. The front end and corners are rounded, with larger surfaces used for the body sides. The new layout and extended wheelbase helps ensure maximum cargo space and utility while the small turning radius is perfectly suited to maneuvering in busy cities.

Announcing Evalia’s launch, Toru Hasegawa, Corporate Vice President, Africa, Middle East & India, Nissan Motor Company said, "We are extremely pleased to launch our third ‘home-grown’ model in India. Evalia will redefine the MUV segment in India with a new innovative category of passenger vehicle. We have been able to aggressively position it thanks to localization in excess of 80 per cent, which also reaffirms our long-term commitment to India and our Indian customers."

Takayuki Ishida, Managing Director & CEO, Nissan Motor India, 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 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 8,64,093, the mid XE+ and XL variants are priced at 9,07,858 and 9,65,871 respectively, with the feature-packed top of the range XV grade available at  10,16,760. Premiered at the 2012 Auto Expo in India, Evalia is based on Nissan’s ‘B’ platform and incorporates a range of innovative features responding to the needs customers. 

All of Evalia’s four grades have 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. The sliding doors reduce the risk of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists getting struck by doors opening unexpectedly.

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.

The all new Nissan Evalia is powered by the globally-proven K9K straight-4 turbocharged diesel from Renault Nissan’s engine family, which can churn out 85 PS of power at 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm at 2000 rpm. With a smooth-shifting five speed manual transmission, the Evalia delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl of diesel (ARAI certified).




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