Increment in excise duty and petrol price and overall economic slowdown over the past few months have actually hindered the Indian auto industry. Previously, the country registered tremendous growth in the first quarter of the year, especially during February and March to be precise. Releases of facelifts and new cars in the market, especially utility vehicles, have been consistent over these months. The Indian automobile market witnessed many new inclusions in its fleet. Year’s biggest and most awaited MPV, Maruti Suzuki Ertiga, and braced avatars of Mahindra Xylo 7 Toyota Innova are the few that have been included in the recent past. Some upcoming cars, including Nissan Evalia and Chevrolet Enjoy are already being presumed to be sensations in the auto segment.
Nissan Evalia was unveiled at the Delhi Auto Expo 2012. The light commercial vehicle was earlier codenamed as NV200. Nissan’s New generation Vehicle (NV200)has been reported to be a threat for many MPVs and MUVs, including Toyota Innova and Maruti Suzuki Ertiga. Although Ertiga is being reported to do tremendously well in the market, it is being anticipated that it will too have to face the heat of Nissan’s upcoming Evalia. The sensational light commercial vehicle is expected to be launched in the month of August this year.
Let’s just now take a look at the features and specifications of this car. Under the hood, Nissan Evalia will feature the same engine as those induced in Nissan Micra, Sunny, Fluence and many Renault Nissan vehicles, which is the 1.5L dCi engine that churns out a peak power of 85bhp. The power generated by the Evalia powerhouse is equivalent to that of the Ertiga’s engine. But when it comes to the space-factor, the upcoming Evalia leaves many existing MPVs behind and scores distinguished ratings.
The price tag of the car gives it a complete edge over other MPVs. The company is being speculated to put a price tag of Rs.8-10 lakh for the Evalia.