Seeking to expand its MPV sales in India, Japanese automaker Nissan has launched an updated version of its Evalia in India with a price tag starting at ₹8.49 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi).
The new updated Evalia MPV comes with minor tweaks both inside and outside. The price and the mechanical specifications of the car remains the same. Talking about the changes made to the new Evalia, on the exterior, the car gets new chrome grille and reworked taillights. As far as the interior is concerned, the rival of the upcoming Honda Mobilio sports faux-wood finish, new floor mats and new glove box lid.
Under the hood, the MPV retains the same 1.5 litre, four cylinder, K9K engine, which can generate a power of 85 bhp and a peak toque of 200 Nm mated to a five-speed manual gearbox. With ARAI certified mileage of 19.3 kilometre per litre, Evalia comes with safety features like Air bag, Electronic Brake-force Distribution system (EBD) and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
The base variant of Evalia is priced at ₹8.49 lakh and the top end model comes with a price tag of ₹10.67 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). A report of Indian Autos Blog says that the new Evalia has reached the Nissan dealerships across the country, and the delivery might commence soon.
Evalia, which is on the Indian road since 2012, has not been able to pull much crowd. However, it appears like the company is seeing a potential market for MPV in India in the coming days, as the market is heating up with the launch of Honda's first MPV Mobilio on 23 July.
Nissan's Datsun brand is also gearing up for its Go+ MPV launch in India. The company is likely to price Go+ in the ₹4.5 -₹6.5 lakh bracket and will be coming to India in three trims - D, A and T.
Under the hood, the Go+ MPV will pack 1,198 cc, three cylinder, 12 valve petrol motor, which can churn out a power of 68 PS @ 5,000 rpm and a peak torque of 104 Nm @ 4,000 rpm, coupled to five-speed manual gearbox. The car is likely to make its debut during this festive season.