As has been in the news for sometime after a sniff MotorBash provided with exclusive spyshots of an Evalia with rear wiper under ARAI testing, Nissan has launched the updated Evalia in India. The details of the updated Evalia have also gone on air at the official site as well.
However, there’s not enough reason for happiness. The update is only available in the top of the line XV-S trim. The basic, boxy design of the MPV has gone untouched. It still retains its Omni-reminiscent sliding doors and old-world charm ( Even though it has swept-upwards headlamps). There are no mechanical/powertrain changes either. It seems this was just an attempt to milk the Great Indian Pujo Spending Frenzy by providing some eye-candies and minor refurbishes.
Here are the few exterior changes:
- Rim Size increased to 15-inches from the current 14-inches
- Updated evalia XV-S gets a rear-wiper-cum-washer
- Updated Evalia also gets sliding rear windows (who in the whole world thought about those butterfly windows for the second row!)
XV-S is the new variant on offer and it also receives a 2-DIN mp3 player. It will also get front fog lamps and a Rear Monitor camera with color display.
It is also known that we can now get Captain-style seats on the updated Nissan Evalia. The second row of seating will receive roof-mounted Air-conditioning vents. A proper glovebox door will also be found, along with lots of holders and cubbyholes for holding trinkets.
Nissan Evalia Prices :
Here are the prices of the various variants –
- XE – 8,70,457/- INR
- XE+ – 9,14,538/- INR
- XL – 9,72,957/- INR
- XV – 10,24,207/- INR
- New Updated Evalia variant XV S – 10,55,911/- INR
All the above-mentioned prices are Ex-showroom Delhi.
Updated Nissan Evalia’s Colour Options :
Here is the list –
- Titanium Grey
- Aqua Green
- Blade Silver
- Brick Red
- Onyx Black
- Pearl White
Updated Nissan Evalia’s Powertrain :
No changes here at all. The updated Evalia continues to be powered by the same 1.5L K9K diesel-engine which produces 89PS of maximum power and 200Nm of peak torque, all the while retaining a good ARAI rated fuel-efficiency of 19.3 kmpl.
Though Nissan is trying desperately to infuse a hint of life to the Evalia’s paltry sales, we feel a lot more needs to be done. Even with the latest changes, it will be tough for the Evalia to hold its forte against the behemoth in its segment, the Innova or even the Ertiga. As a very first step, Nissan should have bid goodbye to the insipid styling of the Evalia and bring in something fresher!