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Nissan Evalia to face big challenge from Xylo, Innova

Last updated on: August 21, 2012 08:46 IST

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Urban Class Utility Vehicle... umm, what on earth this is? Well this is what Nissan is calling Evalia it's upcoming MPV sensation.

It is all set to debut in India by September 2012.

The first Evalia in India will sport a 1.5L K9K dCi diesel engine in a more refined package, and then sometime in early 2013 will come the 1.6L petrol version.

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Nissan proudly announced Evalia will change the way people look at an MPV with aspects like greater fuel economy, better car-like maneuverability and wholesome interior room.

On the feature part, Nissan has decided to go all-distinct against rivals such as Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo.

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Based on the B platform feature-wise it has got better aerodynamics, smart key, ergonomically placed gear knob for smooth shifting, electrically adjustable ORVMs, twin sliding door and minimal  turning radius.

Moreover, the safety features comprise dual airbags, follow me headlamps and ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) +EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) +BA (Brake Assist).  

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This Urban MUV has the caliber to churn peak power of 85 Bhp along with its maximum torque of 200 Nm.

As far as, the price is concerned, it is expected that Nissan would introduce Evalia in the price range of Rs 8 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.

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Mahindra Xylo

This Mahindra MPV will provide tough competition to Nissan Evalia in the pricing and styling part.

Mahindra Xylo is available on the domestic shores with three diesel powertrains namely 2.5L mDI CRDe, 2.5L mEagle, and the popular 2.2L mHawk.

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Styled with aggressive looks, the Xylo is certainly a threat for other utility vehicles. In comparison to Nissan Evalia's 1.5L diesel engine, Xylo's engines have more power.   

On the mileage factor Xylo can be grounded. The mileage out of the three engines range between 13 kmpl and 14.95 kmpl, whereas the low displacement powertrain of Nissan Evalia will return anything above 19.3 kmpl.

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The last row occupants have lesser headroom, while passengers in Evalia won't complain about any such issue.

The spacious cabin of Evalia will not have the functionality of flatbed seats like that in Mahindra Xylo; here the foldable seats option in Evalia will do wonders.

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Mahindra Xylo has been blessed with all the modern features like AC, power steering, engine immobilizer, ABS with EBD, Digital drive assist system, multi-functioning steering wheel, cruise control etc.

In the domestic auto-market, Xylo is available in the range of Rs 737,000 to Rs 10.52 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). 

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Toyota Innova

One cannot forget that Innova had actually changed the mindset of MPV buyers in India with its premium offer.

At present, the Innova is available, in India, in 2.0L petrol and 2.5L diesel engine options.

The diesel version churns 102PS and 200Nm while the petrol engine gives 132PS and 181 Nm.

It is quite clear that in terms of power and displacement Evalia is pretty subdued compared to Innova.

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Coming to the fuel efficiency part Nissan Evalia is more mileage conscious with above 19 kmpl against Innova's diesel motor that delivers up to 14 kmpl.

The basic reason for this hefty mileage number for Evalia is its light weight and monocoque design.

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No doubt Toyota Innova is a fully loaded machine with features like power steering, power windows, AC, keyless entry, electric ORVMs, automatic climate control, music system etc.

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All these features are most likely be also in Evalia, besides there will be 'follow me headlamps', twin sliding doors  for better egress and ingress along with high opening tailgate and less floor for convenience.

Currently, the Innova is available in the price tag range of Rs 923,000 to Rs 13.72 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi).

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