A light, commercial, four door van from Nissan; it’s called Evalia. The Evalia has been available in India since its launch in 2012 and is available in four variants: XE, XE+, XL and XV.
The Nissan Evalia XV has a 1461 cc, 4 in line cylinder, diesel engine with 8 valves. The maximum power reaches up to 63 Kw @ 3750 rpm and torque reaches up to 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm. The transmission is a 5 speed manual gearbox.
This seven seater minivan has been given a price tag of 10.24 lakhs (Ex Showroom price- Delhi) and is available in a range of colours such as Aqua Green, Blade Silver, Brick Red, Onyx Black, Pearl White, Storm White and Titanium Grey.
The Nissan Evalia is a monocoque body with a tall boy design. This variant comes with a set of four alloy wheels along with a spare steel wheel. The glass is tinted green and the body coloured bumper, mirror and handles look neat. The ORVMs (outside rear view mirrors) are electronically adjustable. The rear twin sliding doors are space savers and making parking in tight spots easy and convenient. It also has a high ground clearance of 180 mm.
The interiors offer the luxury of folding the rear seats as per one’s requirements. The 2nd row seats can be double folded (60:40) and the 3rd row seats can be side folded (50:50), thereby offering enough space for storage and luggage. There is a coloured multi function display which has a tachometer, a gear shift indicator and fuel meter among other systems. A 12 V power supply socket has also been provided. A manual air conditioner has also been put and a 2 DIN AM/FM, CD and Mp3 player is also there. There are speakers to go with it both in the front and the rear.
A power steering wheel with tilt steering adjustment has been provided in this variant. Smart storage compartments like the bottle and cup holders are also there. A smart addition is the little dead paddle or the footrest that has been given on the driver’s side for the driver’s comfort. Power windows are given in the front with one touch Auto down function.
The Nissan Evalia XV is pretty nicely equipped when it comes to the safety and security features. Front fog lamps and a high mount stop lamp have been implemented in this model. There is an anti glare rear view mirror as well. Complete with an ABS (Anti Lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), this vehicle takes due precautions at stopping when it comes to sudden collisions. Dual SRS airbags have been given in the front for both the driver’s and the passenger’s sides. Height adjustable front seat belts and head restraints (front and rear) have also been put in. A central locking system is also there and an intelligent key system too that makes things smooth and easy. Another significant addition is that of a rear view camera that comes only in this variant and makes parking extremely easy. The dashboard shows a full view captured by the camera that helps one park with precision.
Thus the Nissan Evalia XV seems like a complete car in itself. Ideal for a family and endowed with some great features, this vehicle is great for a long time companion.