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Old 13th August 2012, 19:36   #166
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Passenger windows are definitely a downer. I can not imagine not having effective ventilation on both the mid and the last row in peak summers! The omni had sliding doors and it still had roll-down windows. Why didnt Nissan make that change?
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Passenger windows are definitely a downer. I can not imagine not having effective ventilation on both the mid and the last row in peak summers! The omni had sliding doors and it still had roll-down windows. Why didnt Nissan make that change?
Omni had a slide type window. With a sliding door, it's technically not possible to fit a conventional roll down window. In normal cars, electric power for the window motors go from the B pillar as the doors are hinged on it. In the Evalia, the doors slide and make it impossible. Moreover, the slider roller mechanism takes up all the space within the door, so a manual roll down window is tough to engineer.
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From the front the Evalia gives an unbalanced look like Versa/Eeco unlike the Ertiga which has a planted stance. We need to wait till the dimensions of Evalia are known to confirm this.
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Omni had a slide type window. With a sliding door, it's technically not possible to fit a conventional roll down window. In normal cars, electric power for the window motors go from the B pillar as the doors are hinged on it. In the Evalia, the doors slide and make it impossible. Moreover, the slider roller mechanism takes up all the space within the door, so a manual roll down window is tough to engineer.
The Mazda 5 has sliding second row doors, but it does seem to have power windows for the second row! So, why not Evalia.
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The Mazda 5 has sliding second row doors, but it does seem to have power windows for the second row! So, why not Evalia?
Thats probably because Mazda 5 is not a build-to-cost car like the Evaila. Infact most of the big MPVs have sliding rear doors.

The Evalia looks more like a Panel van converted into a passenger car. Does not have a proper family MPV stance.

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Close to three years since spotted first in Chennai and then numerous times again, Nissan still has to cover its badges on this test mule spotted yesterday near Guindy, Chennai.

Again the camouflage (if it can be termed as such) is only on the front and back badge and name plate area. Hope they'll peel them before delivering to the customers (not too far in future?).

For those who are wondering the dimensions, it is slightly wider than scorpio and Camry (should be greater than 1820mm) as can be seen here:

Spotted : Nissan MPV (Nissan Evalia / NV200)-20120818-13.21.59.jpg
Spotted : Nissan MPV (Nissan Evalia / NV200)-20120818-13.28.17.jpg

And almost as tall as Scorpio (may be around 1880mm). The driver sits as high as the Scorpio as I clicked this image while sitting in one!

Spotted : Nissan MPV (Nissan Evalia / NV200)-20120818-13.23.38.jpg
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But from the looks of it, I doubt if this would be as stable as lets say an Innova or Scorpio on high speeds. The handling would be more like the Maruti Omni perhaps which would be a huge let down. Also this might just win the ugliest MPV award in the Indian car industry. To me it makes the old Maruti Omni look stylish from the outside.
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But from the looks of it, I doubt if this would be as stable as lets say an Innova or Scorpio on high speeds. The handling would be more like the Maruti Omni perhaps which would be a huge let down. Also this might just win the ugliest MPV award in the Indian car industry. To me it makes the old Maruti Omni look stylish from the outside.
I personally prefer sliding doors as its easier to open in traffic and tight situations.

If this nissan is reliable it will dent the Xylo and Grande sales to an extent. Ertiga sales will drop by 5-10% and Innova sales will be unafftected. The only place where Nissan can score is its reliability. If Priced well, Should be a replacement for age old Sumos and Taveras
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I personally prefer sliding doors as its easier to open in traffic and tight situations.
+1. Sliding doors are much more easier to use. You can park in tight spots and at the same time getting in and out of the car is easier as the door slides completely.
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Omni had a slide type window. With a sliding door, it's technically not possible to fit a conventional roll down window. In normal cars, electric power for the window motors go from the B pillar as the doors are hinged on it. In the Evalia, the doors slide and make it impossible. Moreover, the slider roller mechanism takes up all the space within the door, so a manual roll down window is tough to engineer.
True that! Why not at least that??

But its possible to have roll-down windows if Renault modified the door panels. I'm not sure why the oversight? Its a popular cargo van that i see running around the streets of Sweden every day. So i'm sure its already been modified to fit in creature comforts required for passenger vehicles. Why not make this change cause i think its not optional. Esp if you are going to retail this thing for 10+ lacs OTR for top end!
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Omni had a slide type window. With a sliding door, it's technically not possible to fit a conventional roll down window. In normal cars, electric power for the window motors go from the B pillar as the doors are hinged on it. In the Evalia, the doors slide and make it impossible. Moreover, the slider roller mechanism takes up all the space within the door, so a manual roll down window is tough to engineer.
IIMR, the Versa and Eeco had manually winding windows at the rear, and those were sliding doors.
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+1. Sliding doors are much more easier to use. You can park in tight spots and at the same time getting in and out of the car is easier as the door slides completely.
I would almost ferry people who are i the uninformed community and As soon as i stop, people just open to door, without looking behind for any obstacles / appproaching vehicles. If i park too clsoe to the footpath, the door would hit the footpath causing scratches.

This is a segment first in india. Segment first in the sense no 10 lac rupee car has sliding doors. It is available only in Eeco and Omni (< 5 lacs). IT also has some "european" looks, which i like personally. I am waiting for the official review to be out in a couple of days
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Find it really strange that sometimes even after so much research and money and effort spent, companies are unable to get some basics right. For instance just saw that the Evalia doesn't come with the lid for the glove box. How do they expect customers to manage with an open glove box where things would always keep falling at every turn?
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Mod Note : Team-BHP's Nissan Evalia review has been uploaded at this link (Nissan Evalia : Official Review). Please continue the discussion over on the review thread. Thanks!

Nissan Evalia Auto car review and Overdrive review below

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IMO, the Evalia will not set the sales chart on fire, just because of the looks. I for one would not go and buy this. Instead, I would either go for Ertiga or if there is M factor, I would go for the Innova. But definitely not the Evalia.

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