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Nissan Evalia and its three rivals

Last updated on: September 27, 2012 08:54 IST

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midst the who's who of the auto market of India, Nissan launched their MPV or as they like to call it, their urban utility vehicle, Evalia.

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Nissan Evalia came in with a starting price of Rs 849,000.

The other three variants carry a price tag of:

XE Plus -- Rs 892000,

XL -- Rs 949,000,

And the top of the line XV -- Rs 999,000 (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom New Delhi).

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It is a little boxy in design but the finish inside and out, is of high quality. The space inside the cabin is superb especially for the front row.

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The passengers seated on the front row bucket seats will have a huge leg space as well as headroom.

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The second row however is a little disappointing with not very comfortable seating but in terms of the seats, as the foaming is not enough, they are flat.

Long journeys might not be as comfortable but the leg space is again commendable.

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At the rear as well, one gets more space than what others in this segment offer.

This spaciousness will be Evalia's USP.

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Nissan Evalia will be powered by the ever so pristine K9K engine, which has been co-developed by Nissan and Renault.

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The K9K are straight- 4 turbocharged diesel engines will have a displacement of 1461cc/1.5-litre capacity.

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Nissan Evalia also has this 1.5-litre dCi- diesel Common-rail injection, which delivers a power of 83.8bhp and a torque of 200Nm and is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission.

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It is the only one in the segment that comes as a front wheel drive.

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The mileage delivered by the Evalia is also class leading. The claimed mileage is 19.33kmpl.

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Nissan Evalia stands against Toyota Innova, Maruti Ertiga and Mahindra Xylo.

Toyota Innova, at a price range of Rs 898,000 - Rs 13.89 lakh, is the market leader and thus is at an advantageous position.

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Toyota Innova, over a period of time, has also established its position as the steady performer of the segment.

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Mahindra Xylo, on the other hand, starts at Rs 737,000 and goes all the way up to Rs 10.52 lakh.

Mahindra Xylo is doing well because of its low maintenance and service proven engine options.

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Maruti Ertiga on the other hand is priced between Rs 589,000 - Rs 860,000.

Maruti, as always, has the advantage of the brand name, mileage, low maintenance cost, etc.

The mileage delivered by the Ertiga petrol is 16.02kmpl and diesel delivers 20.77kmpl.

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Toyota Innova has 2.0-litre 1TR-FE 4-Inline Cylinder petrol engine with EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) and a 2.5-litre, 2KD-FTV, diesel engine with turbocharger, 4-Inline Cylinder and with Common-Rail Direct Injection fuel supply system.

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Innova petrol delivers a mileage of 9kmpl and diesel delivers an approximate mileage of 11.4kmpl.

The diesel engine produces a power of 100.6bhp at 3,600rpm and a torque of 200Nm between 1,400-3,400rpm.

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Maruti Ertiga has a 1.3-litre multijet turbo diesel engine with DDis- Direct Diesel Injection System, which is coupled with VGT- Variable Geometry Turbo.

The diesel engine delivers a power of 88.7bhp and a torque of 202.2Nm.

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The petrol mill is the 1.4-litre K Series with VVT delivering a power of 93.7bhp and a peak torque of 130 Nm.

Maruti Ertiga does lack some luxury features but delivers well on what the audience needs price, mileage and easy maintenance.

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Mahindra Xylo has a 2.5-litre of mEagle CRDe diesel engine, mDICRCe engine and a 2.2-litre mHawk engine.

This is one of the most celebrated engines of date and delivers a power of 118.3bhp and a torque of 280Nm.

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Xylo with the mHawk engine delivers a mileage of 13kmpl.

Mahindra, Maruti, Toyota and now Nissan -- this segment and class is in for some fun.

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The all-new model will be available to order from September 26 at Nissan's growing network of 75 Indian dealerships. The vehicles will be available in time for the festival season.

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Making a strong, smart and bold presence - Evalia in detail

Premiered at the 2012 Auto Expo in India, Evalia is based on Nissan's globally proven 'B' platform and incorporates a range of innovative features responding to the needs customers. These include:

  • 1.5 L 4 cylinder engine, with intercooler and a 5 speed gearbox, engineered to enhance the emission performance and fuel efficiency

  • ABS+EBD, Electric controlled ORVM & Follow me headlamps as standard in all variants

  • An ultra short turning radius of 5.2m to ensure easy maneuverability and convenient parking into tight city spaces

  • Reverse parking camera with Color monitor in Instrument panel, first time in India

  • Ergonomically placed gear lever on dash

  • Fold-down tables with built-in cup holders for those en-route snacks

  • Less than 1.9m high allowing easy entry to most multi-storey and height-restricted car parks

  • Wide frontal visibility and high driving position

  • Sliding doors with entry step and grab handles, providing easy entry and exit

  • Attractive and easy-to-clean seat fabric

  • A 12V electrical outlet to plug in games or laptops

  • Intelligent Key: doors are easily locked/unlocked without inserting a key and smart start mechanism

  • Flexible and multi-folding seat options for versatile use

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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.

The sliding doors reduce the risk of pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists getting struck by doors opening unexpectedly.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Chennai-built Evalia is aimed at urban-class professionals, meeting and then surpassing both their business and weekend needs.

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Evalia joins the Micra and Sunny on the world-class production line at Nissan's Oragadam Plant near Chennai, expanding Nissan's home-grown line-up to three in just two years.

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