Nissan Launched the much discussed Nissan Evalia at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo. The Evalia is a Multi-Passenger Vehicle (MPV) which worldwide is known as the Nissan NV200. Its clear from the Launch that Nissan is all geared now to take on the likes of Toyota Innova and Mahindra Xylo.
The Nissan Evalia is a seven seater multi passenger vehicle with sliding doors. The Evalia has three forward facing seat rows with the first and last being individual seats. The big question out here for Nissan was the engine that it would offer Indian consumers?
Nissan has thrown in a 1.5-litre DCI engine. The engine is capable of producing close to 100 bhp. The Evalia is expected to roll out from the Nissan’s Oragadam plant in Chennai by mid-2012. For the moment the company did not disclose any pricing details.
Gilles Normand, corporate vice-president, NMIPL commented on this development. He said, “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.”
The other cars that were showcased at the Nissan Pavilion were LEAF, GT-R, X-trail and Compact Sports Concept (CSC).