Evalia 2012 XV ವಿಮರ್ಶೆ
Nissan Evalia is the latest entrant in the multipurpose segment of the Indian car market place. This people mover is the newest addition to the gradually increasing fleet of Nissan India. This company, Nissan India Pvt. Ltd., is the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese automobile giant, Nissan Motor Company and has been doing business in the country since year, 2005. Nissan India has a few remarkable vehicles in their stable and is continuously striving to introduce better and efficient models to increase their market share in the country’s lucrative car market place. Their latest gift to the country’s car enthusiasts is a seven seater people mover, which is gradually garnering quite a number of rave reviews in the market. This charming multipurpose vehicle, Nissan Evalia Diesel is being developed at the company’s gigantic manufacturing facility, which is located off the Oragadam town that is based closer to Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Presently, Nissan India is sharing this facility with the French auto giant, Renault S.A and together they manufacture close to four lac vehicle units, apart from other components and spares as well. The Nissan Evalia XV is the top end version in the diesel series and it three more diesel engine trims for the customers to choose from. This New Nissan Evalia is being offered in some of the most refreshing and lively metallic as well as non-metallic exterior paint options, which will certainly light up the eyes of the customers. This multipurpose vehicle has been loaded with quite a number of impressive comforts and some of the most essential safety features to add to the utility value of this massive MPV. Nissan India has equipped this latest MPV with a 1.5 Litre dCi common rail fuel supply system based power train, which has pertinent power and torque to take on any terrain in the country. Some of the exciting features that have been included in this New Nissan Evalia XV diesel are a commanding air conditioner unit with rear AC vents for all the rear rows, an integrated music system to enhance then in-cabin ambience, a brilliant and colorful multi information display and more than a few such alluring features. This delightful MPV, new Nissan Evalia has also been integrated with some top of the line safety features such as ABS and EBD with brake assist, driver and co-passenger airbags for added protection, keyless entry and many more such features , which will certainly make an impact on the customers.
The exteriors of this powerfully built MPV are very striking and delightful at the same time. The front façade of this MPV is done up elegantly and has a neatly designed front grille, which has some chrome treatment that adds to the elegance of this vehicle. This radiator grille has been surrounded by a big head lamp cluster, which is equipped with high power lamps. Below this grille is the body colored front bumper, which has the air dam as well as a couple of dazzling fog lamps that assist in enhancing the vision of the driver in the night. The large wind screen has been equipped with a pair of intermittent wipers and gives a broad view to the driver. The side profile is where there are quite a few surprising features with sliding door and the standard body colored door handles along with external rear view mirrors. The pronounced and precisely carved large wheel arches have been bestowed with a set of modish alloy wheels, which are covered with superior tubeless radial tyres for a better grip on the roads. The rear end is very plain and simple with a rear wind screen, a high mounted stop lamp along with a bright tail lamp cluster, which includes the reversing lamp as well as the side turn indicator and the large tail gate. The overall dimensions of this extremely spacious MPV, Nissan Evalia XV Diesel can effortlessly accommodate seven passengers with ease. The total length of this New Nissan Evalia is 4400mm along with a total width of 1695mm. The overall height of this Nissan Evalia Diesel is about 1880mm along with a massive wheel base of 2725mm. The minimum ground clearance of this multipurpose vehicle is around180mm and its approximate kerb weight is close to 1426 kgs.
Nissan India has done up the insides of this New Nissan Evalia very tastefully and have gifted it with some exciting features. The seating arrangement of this Nissan Evalia Diesel is very comfortable with cushiony seats that give a good lumbar, back as well as thigh support . These seats are all covered with premium upholstery and are very soft, which makes it comfy for longer drives as well. The interiors are done up in a well dressed beige trim that is giving this MPV a premium feel. The plastics and other inside surfaces are very smooth and the company has used all top quality materials, which is making this MPV look sophisticated. There are quite a few storage spaces as well in this New Nissan Evalia such as an open glove box, bottle and cup holders apart from pockets behind the front seats as well. All the three rows of seating arrangement are spacious, while there is fair enough space in the boot compartment as well.
Engine and Performance
The all New Nissan Evalia XV diesel has been fitted with a highly acclaimed 1.5 litre front, traverse mounted direct common rail injection (dCi). This turbocharged diesel power train has the capacity to displace about 1461cc and has been fitted with 4 cylinders along with a common rail fuel supply system . This performance packed drive train has the ability to churn out a peak power output of 85 Bhp at 3750 Rpm in combination with a maximum torque yield of 200 Nm at 2000 Rpm. This 1.5 litre mill has been cleverly mated with a smooth five speed manual transmission gear box and is said to be extremely fuel efficient.
Braking and Handling
The Nissan Evalia XV diesel is powerfully built and needs a very competent braking and suspension system to take care of it. The company has fitted this New Nissan Evalia with efficient disc brakes for the front wheels, while the rear brakes get drum brakes. The company has also added this New Nissan Evalia with advanced features like an ABS with electronic brake force distribution and brake assist . The rear suspension system of this MPV is the highly acclaimed leaf spring type of mechanism, while the front axle gets the standard McPherson strut type of a mechanism for keeping this MPV stable and well balanced.
The Nissan Evalia XV diesel is the top end variant in this model lineup and has been fitted with some best in class safety features. The list includes driver and front side passenger airbags, a highly developed anti lock braking system with EBD and brake assist, an advanced engine immobilizer with a intelligent key and also a rear parking camera to make the parking of this powerfully built multipurpose vehicle simpler. This Nissan Evalia diesel also has a tilt adjustable power steering that can be customized according to the comfort of the driver, a dead pedal to rest the idle foot on longer highway drives and many more such essential features.
The long list of comfort features that have been integrated in this New Nissan Evalia includes electrically adjustable outside rear view mirror, a brilliant multi information display that keeps the driver updated with various vital aspects of the vehicle, remote central locking with an intelligent key, power windows, an influential air conditioning unit with rear AC vents, which cools this huge cabin within a matter of few minutes even in the peak summer. The rear seats are completely foldable while the second and third row seats can also be half folded according to the need to accommodate extra luggage. A box type central console and a seat back table for added comfort of the rear passengers. This Nissan Evalia XV diesel also has been gifted with a sophisticated 2-din music system with a CD player along with other input options and four speakers to enhance the in-cabin ambience .
Interiors are reasonably good while the engine is reliable and is highly acclaimed, very spacious with liberal cabin space.
Exteriors are very bland and box type, ventilation for the third row seating is very poor and tyres are too small for this well built vehicle, a few more features can be added to spice it up.
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