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Nissan MPV ‘Evalia’ – A Review

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TNI Bureau: The Nissan MPV Evalia is a simply styled Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) from the Japanese car maker Nissan. The vehicle has extremely spacious interiors with pretty decent luggage space as well.

Price of the different variants of the Evalia starts from Rs. 8 lakh 49 thousand onwards.

The slim front doors and short bonnet area makes the MPV look attractive and appealing. However, the unique selling proposition of this MPV is its sliding rear doors that give it a van like appearance. Passenger space is abundant.

The Nissan Evalia comes powered with the 1.5dCi diesel motor. The engine generates about 83.8bhp of power at the rate of 3750rpm along with maximum torque of 200Nm at the rate of 2000 rpm.

Other attractive features of the MPV are – 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 and antilock braking system along with EBD, SRS dual front airbags adds more safety.

The rear boot space allows one to keep more luggages.

The Evalia is an urban-class utility vehicle (UC-UV), in other words, which means the vehicle is basically meant for urban India.

Evalia’s wheelbase is 2725 mm. The front end of the MPV has a sloping shape towards the bumper.

Seating arrangement provided in the vehicle is 2+3+2. The front cabin has a beautiful dashboard accompanied with instrument panel, centrally positioned music system, air conditioning vents and glove box.

The Evalia’s front windows are large and let the light in but the rear sliding doors sport a narrow glass area which can only be tilted by an inch or so.

Hence to sum up, while the interior space, fuel efficiency, responsive engines and the lucrative features are the basic positive factors of the vehicle, the gear shift feel, absence of rear arm rest and the butterfly type windows in the second row are the discouraging points with the vehicle.

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