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Old 17th October 2013, 16:48   #226
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I think captain.torque has a point here.

Like you said, the loops did exist earlier (for folding up the seats), but i think Nissan has modified them to be dual-purpose now and also double up as a handle. Note the difference :

Originally (small loops)

Now (like a hanging bus/train handle)

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I did see that Rehaan but I figured they cleaned up the straps hanging from everywhere to just one from the pillar.

Also, the long straps are fine when you're standing in bur or train but no point in the car at all. The fingers will keep hitting the glass and you'll still be moving with a flexible strap during hard cornering.
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Agreed. This is nothing but a half hearted job. They didn't seem interested to do these changes but were forced to.

A wonderful package spoilt by silly pricing and even sillier marketing.
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I would have expected much better quality in a Nissan.
  • The glovebox looks like its about to fall off. Look the the huge panel gaps.
  • The middle row a/c unit looks so much after-market (read that cheap) with very uneven fittings. I am sure Nissan could have come up with a better unit rather than a dealer fitted one (especially for their launch car).
  • As mentioned by a lot - why not sliding windows for the mid row. Even a MAruti Eeco with bigger windows and sliding doors has sliding windows. This looks more like a sliding peephole on a house door.
The facelift is truly a half hearted job. The Evalia has many USP's up its sleeves but the package by Nissan ain't going anywhere, even after the so-called facelift.

The Evalia was also aimed at the taxi segment, but here too its not taking off. The frugal 1.5 L diesel could have surely scared competitors, but this one won't take off, unless Nissan seriously sits and offers more changes.

For this price, in India, one expects macho and aggressive looks (look at the Duster) from the front, but the very thin and docile front grille gives it an Omni like look. No private MPV buyer will ever want this one - guess it hardly sells as a privately owned MPV.

About its interiors and its drawbacks, I had stated in an earlier post here (post # 200) and don't find anything significantly done by Nissan as a part of its facelift exercise.

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Hey rehaan

I know you TD'd the Evalia in aug12 (great review). I bought one last november and have been meaning to ask you for a while - why you drove the van over 100 kmh did the steering feel very very light and floaty? Very scary and non confidence inspiring. Somewhat like a verna? I always step off the gas when that happens. Please do let me know.


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PS - Also i havent yet upgraded to wider tires yet, but am putting on something like a 195/65 R 14 next month. Maybe the steering feel is horriblw cos of the.skinny tyres?
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Hey rehaan

I know you TD'd the Evalia in aug12 (great review). I bought one last november and have been meaning to ask you for a while - why you drove the van over 100 kmh did the steering feel very very light and floaty? Very scary and non confidence inspiring. Somewhat like a verna? I always step off the gas when that happens. Please do let me know.


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PS - Also i havent yet upgraded to wider tires yet, but am putting on something like a 195/65 R 14 next month. Maybe the steering feel is horriblw cos of the.skinny tyres?
I drove the Evalia along with Rehaan and didn't notice a floaty feeling above 100Kmph. It wasn't so bad but the skinny tyres are pretty useless.

If you read our review of the similar Ashok Leyland Stile you will notice that it had 15" alloys shod with 185/65-15 tyres. These were much better and looked better with the thicker rubber.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offic...al-review.html
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why you drove the van over 100 kmh did the steering feel very very light and floaty? Very scary and non confidence inspiring. Somewhat like a verna?
Steering suddenly feeling disconnected beyond a certain speed could mean a wheel balancing issue. Get wheel balancing and wheel alignment done at a local tyre shop, and see if the problem persists.
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Thanks smartcat. Ill have to give the nissan dealership a skip then as they had done it last.
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Heavy discounts on Nissan Evalia as a part of GOSF (Great online shopping festival)?

http://www.nissan-gosf.in/index.php/...alia-e-4e.html
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The versatility of the Evalia is such that there is now a 'retro look' variant that is proposed as an replacement/alternative to the venerable London Cab

http://www.motor-talk.de/news/taxi-please-t4801793.html
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See what i found out at the chevy' USA website!?
A (badge engineered?) nissan evalia evalia sold as chevrolet city expres.
Not sure what arrangements nissan has with GM, but this platform is very popular worldwide. Pity, it became a dud in Indian market.
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Evalia Refresh in unveiled at the Auto Expo 2014. Here is ODI's report on the same:

http://overdrive.in/news/auto-expo-2...iled-in-india/

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On the outside, the grille has been tweaked and the tail gate now has a chrome garnish. Inside, there is a new wooden cluster, new carpets and third row reading maps. The sliding doors have split open Euro windows and there is also a rear wiper and defogger. As part of standard features in the safety department are ABS, EBD, BA and engine immobilizer. Except for the base trim, all other variants receive airbags as well. There are seven colours of the Nissan Evalia to choose from. The Japanese company has four variants on offer for sale, however, Nissan hasnít announced any prices or when the updated Evalia will be on sale.
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Nissan Motor India is planning to introduce a redesigned Evalia MUV in the market by the end of 2014. The company claims that the vehicle has been revamped after taking consumer feedback into consideration.

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Evalias are quite a rare sight on the streets. Sighted this one in Kolkata:

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Are they serious? Its a complete flop in the Indian market. One of the most flops India has ever seen, specially in the UV segment. Actually this car had lot of potential in Taxi market as it is more economic & spacious than market leader Innova. But they failed miserably to market it. Also they made few very basic mistakes like not providing cover for glove box, non open-able rear windscreen, etc. These are basic things but customers run away due to this. And once customers are away, its very difficult to get them back
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Not much news value on a market dud (just 250 nos in the last 6 months!), yet I was thinking how exactly the customer feels 'special'?

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The new Evalia Special variant gets all the features of the top-end Evalia V (O) trim, and in addition gets revised exterior styling cues.

Exteriorwise, the grill now gets chrome finish; the front bumper is all new with a much larger air dam and revised fog-lamp housings with chrome strips around them. The alloy wheels are new 10-spoke units and there is a rear spoiler as well.

The Evalia Special Variant also gets features also available on the Evalia V (O) such as AC vents both for the second and third row passengers, a 2-DIN audio system, rear wiper and defogger, and wood trim on the dashboard.
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2:www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/nissan-rolls-out-new-premium-version-evalia-114102200792_1.html
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Nissan Motor India has launched the Evalian Special Variant. Priced at Rs. 11,61,930 (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the new variant is positioned above the XV (O) variant and sits at the top of the Evalia variant line-up.

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