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Old 8th August 2012, 11:32   #136
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We are not used to sliding doors, but i think it is better suited in India where the parking lots are un marked. People park so close to each other, it is difficult to board with out pulling the car out of the lot.

Panel van version of NV200 will be introduced In North American markets this fall as a 2013 model.
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According to reports the NY Taxi version has a glass top and inbuilt seperation from the driver cabin. Microbial clothes are used for seating. Another feature will be the low-annoyance horn, where the sound is accompanied by an exterior light that illuminates. There’s also a light to alert those nearby when the doors are opening. I wish all these features available in "New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow" will be available in this "Indian Taxi of Tomorrow" also.
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The Evalia will find favour within the taxi segment. It has a bullet proof engine and can comfortably seat 7 people and with it's sliding doors, getting in and out of the car will be easier compared to other cars.
If priced sensibly it could give a good fight to the Xylo, tavera and also to some extent to Ertiga.
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We are not used to sliding doors, but i think it is better suited in India where the parking lots are un marked. People park so close to each other, it is difficult to board with out pulling the car out of the lot.
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I don't agree that we aren't used to sliding doors. In the mid-80s when Maruti only made two products, the Maruti Van (later Omni) was popular as a passenger car and had sliding doors.
As teamveevee says, sliding doors have their own advantages. I fail to see why it's a factor.
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Check out the Evalia review by Autocar India
Here's the link - Nissan Evalia review, test drive | Review | Autocar India

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And now the OD Test Drive report of the vehicle:

2012 Nissan Evalia in India first drive - Overdrive

I wish instead of the butterfly time windows in the second row, there could have been proper (nornal) slide down windows & the butterfly type for the 3rd row, where the glass seems fixed (non-opening) type.
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Interiors look promising. Floor seems flat & interiors are looking lively too. The outside theme is not carried forward on the insides. Trays for the back passengers, handles, bottle holders, etc. this seems to have a lot of creature comforts.
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Seems like the media drives are on. So we can expect a team-bhp review soon?

Btw, am a big fan of such utilitarian vehicles (my fav being VW Multivan/ Transporter). I Hope this one is priced sensibly below Innova, in which case it would make perfect sense for a family of 6 or more as a long distance tourer.
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Nissan Evalia Specs and features:

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Powered by Renault K9k 1.5 liter engine producing 85 bhp of power and 200 nm torque with fuel economy of 19.3 kmpl, almost
50% better than competitors (Xylo and Innova)
11. Aerodynamic body with minimum running resistance
12. Multi function meter, supports economy driving, shift timing, fuel efficiency, mileage and real time fuel efficiency.
13. Monocoque body light in weight
14. Excellent driver visibility, bigger and wider visibility as compared to competition.
15. Rear view camera
16. 5.2 m turning radius
.....

Features –

- Ikey
- Dual airbags (except entry model which has single driver airbag)
- Follow me home headlamps (standard for all variants)
- ABS, EBD, BA (standard on all)
- Electrically operated ORVM
- No clear plan for automatic but open to consideration in the future.
- Changes to Indian version – Beige coloured interiors only for India & suspension is tuned for rough Indian roads
Only one word from me : Excellent

Source:Nissan Evalia - Specifications and Details | MotorBeam - Indian Car Bike News & Reviews


Source:Nissan Evalia - Updates from the media presentation
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Old 9th August 2012, 10:21   #144
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I think the Evalia will be a hit in the taxi segment. I am not sure if it will be a big hit among the private buyers, because I have a problem with the looks of the car, on the whole. The Innova/Ertiga are 7-seaters but they won't feel out of place in an office parking lot. I think the Evalia might stick out like a sore thumb. However, my opinion is based just on the pics, since I feel the car looks bulky, especially the rear. Maybe in real-life it's not so bad.
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Some points that I noted from the Autocar India Review:
1. Bottle holder on two sides of the dash.
2. Flat floor
3. 50 split third row, unlike the Ertiga
4. Good legroom for middle row, but poor thigh support. No Sliding seat for second row.
5. Good leg room for third row, good enough for two full size adults
6. Good luggage space even with third row upright
7. Third row seats can be flipped and stacked to the side wall, generating large flat boot for additional luggage.
8. Rear suspension is leaf spring type!
9. No lid for glove box!

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Check out the Evalia review by Autocar India
Here's the link - Nissan Evalia review, test drive | Review | Autocar India

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Decent legroom for the 3rd row passengers. Definitely better than Ertiga in this department.

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^^^ & my for inclusion of safety features (ABS, EBD, BA) in all variants. Further, they are also considering possibility of CNG Variant, which means that Petrol version also being considered ( I hope I haven't missed out reference to the Petrol version earlier).

Further, the 3rd row is 50:50 split, which is a good plus over the Ertiga (which has smaller boot space).

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A few more detailed pictures of Evalia that I just saw.

Comment & Picture Courtesy: "Motor Vikatan"

* Nissan Evalia has a reverse camera feature, good.
* High driving position is a big plus. Very easy to drive aswell
* You cant open the middle row windows fully. It comes with a restrictive butterfly-type opening. (picture attached)
* It has a closed compartment were usually gear lever is located. But you can't store many things in this closed box.
* There is no lid on the glove compartment. Things can fall easily
* Nissan Evalia does not have a start stop system. But has intelligent key system. So there is no need to put the key in the key slot. But you should press the push button (see picture attached) before you get down from the car. Otherwise the car won't be locked.
* Unlike the traditional position on other cars, the Gear Lever is fixed as a part of the center-console.
* Third row has Separate AC vents and AC controls.
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Here's my take on this
1. This is mainly for the taxi segment
2. That segment does not care about looks (remember Qualis?)
3. K9K-85 would be alright but can it handle 7 people + "saamaan"?
4. It is under-tired for sure and GC might be an issue
5. It is a 'good enough' package and IF priced right, can get a fair share of the taxi segment
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Zigwheels test drive report is also out, the link to which is attached below:

Nissan Evalia: First Drive Page - 1| ZigWheels.com

The boot in one of the images seems at par with Force-One, much bigger than Innova, & there is rear AC as well, which is equally effective for the 2nd & 3rd rows as per the review.
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