Nissan NV200 MPV known as Evalia awaits launch in Indian auto market
The 11th edition of the 2012 Delhi Auto Show commenced on Thursday January 5, 2012 and continued till today, 11th January 2012. Nissan unveiled its MUV Evalia on the first day of the show. Nissan has also got the Leaf EV and GT-R amongst its line up at their pavilion. Nissan Leaf epitomizes principles of automotive innovation. Globally, the Leaf is the ‘first series-production family-sized pure electric vehicle.’ The Leaf EV is being sold in Japan, North America, and European nations wherein EV re-charging infrastructure has seen the light of day.
The Nissan GT-R is reputed to be amongst the fastest vehicles globally and has recorded lap time at the Nürburgring track below 7 mins 30 seconds, which speaks for itself in terms of being a fast road car.
Nissan Evalia is known across the globe as NV200. The award winning Evalia is a seven seater family car with sliding doors and three forward facing seat rows. This Urban-Class Utility Vehicle will compete with the Mahindra Xylo and Toyota Innova. Armed with power steering intelligent key options, other innovative and novel features, reverse camera, versatile interior with multi-use functionality, here’s a vehicle to wait for.
Nissan has not revealed prices or exact dates of launch in India, which will begin later in the year. The Evalia augments Nissan’s range in India that comprises of the locally built Micra and Sunny variants. The X-TRAIL SUV, 70Z sports car and Teana premium sedan are imported into the Indian auto market. The Nissan Evalia would be exciting for the automaker as it marks their foray into a new segment for the Indian car market.
Nissan Evalia will find power in a 1.5 liter DCI engine producing between 85 to 105 PS, and will go into production at the company’s Oragadam unit based in Chennai. Corporate Vice-President, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., Gilles Normand had this to say. “Our progress in India has been exceptional. An impressive rise in sales, award-winning quality from locally-built products, and an expanding range of innovative cars from a growing dealer network underlines the strategic importance of India to Nissan’s future growth plans.” He further added, “Indeed, such is the global demand for products built here in India, that we have brought forward plans to open a second production line at our state-of-the-art Oragadam plant near Chennai. The second line will open in March, well ahead of schedule, which will ultimately create an extra 1,500 jobs at the plant – further proof of our commitment to the country.”