Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Official New Car Reviews


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 23rd October 2014, 15:24   #241
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,527
Thanked: 8,039 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia : Official Review

Looks more like a vacuum cleaner now. Shame as it is not a bad drive but the van to car metamorphosis was not well executed
ajmat is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2014, 15:37   #242
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,789
Thanked: 1,221 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia : Official Review

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajmat View Post
Looks more like a vacuum cleaner now.
Was thinking road-sweeper, but you do have a point - it does look like some of the anonymous chinese vacuum cleaners in the market today.

Perhaps they borrowed the Mahindra 'design' team for this exercise.
Steeroid is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2014, 16:43   #243
Distinguished - BHPian
 
phamilyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gurgaon
Posts: 5,503
Thanked: 2,984 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia : Official Review

I found the looks acceptable even earlier.

What I find surprising is their continued premium pricing, within striking distance of Innova. That's not getting them any customers.

There's only one reason Enjoy is selling in numbers (as Tavera did) - price!

Evalia's pricing is a case study in how to kill demand! This has been one big dud!
phamilyman is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2014, 20:55   #244
RSR
Distinguished - BHPian
 
RSR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Chennai
Posts: 1,495
Thanked: 3,648 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia : Official Review

I can see a few more Nissan Evalias (which were a rarity earlier) on the road these days, or so I thought - because on getting closer, they (generally) turn out to be Ashok Leyland Stiles with yellow plates. Also, one large cab company (NTL?) has added a few Stiles to its fleet in Chennai.

I guess it's time for Nissan to admit that the Evalia has turned out to be a sales flop, and move on. Facelifts and nose jobs aren't doing anything to lift sales. Private buyers seem to be staying well away from the Evalia.

If they want to salvage something out of their investment, the best way to do it is to act solely as a contract manufacturer for Ashok Leyland. Fleet operators seem to be warming up gradually to the vehicle's appeal as a less expensive, but more fuel efficient and almost equally reliable alternative to the Toyota Innova. Nissan should work with Ashok Leyland to make continuous improvements to the Stile and bring out the Stile in many more variants - a Stile ambulance, for instance, would be almost perfect for India. The very few private Evalia buyers can also be covered by offering the Stile in higher variants with ABS, airbags & more comfort features, plus allowing servicing of the Stile by Nissan dealerships/service centres.

It should be clear to Nissan by now that the Evalia's future sales prospects are quite dim among private buyers. It's got to do with the boxy styling more than anything else. The Evalia is quite a capable car/van/MPV that has been let down by its design.

So it's best for Nissan to recover (and eventually make profits on) their investment by manufacturing Ashok Leyland's version of the vehicle in large numbers and supporting it through their network. The Evalia/NV200 platform's massive worldwide appeal is also mainly as a cab/taxi/panel van/commercial vehicle, rather than a family MPV.

Nissan themselves should concentrate hard on their car business in India which is faltering at the moment. Only the Terrano is selling as per expectations, but then it is more of a Renault (or a Dacia) than a Nissan. None of Nissan's V platform cars (Micra/Pulse, Sunny/Scala & Go) are sales successes, despite all of them being very capable cars in segments that witness huge sales month after month.

The Micra CVT is easily the least stressful and one of the best cars for Indian cities. And that versatile & efficient Renault K9K diesel engine is ideally suited for India. Despite having such potent weapons in their arsenal, if neither Nissan nor Datsun nor Renault have been able to make successes out of them, then they only have themselves to blame!

Last edited by RSR : 23rd October 2014 at 21:22.
RSR is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2016, 07:01   #245
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 172
Thanked: 67 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia : Official Review

I ride Evalia to work everyday. The rear suspension being leaf is bad. Innova's suspension can take up a surprise shock very well but not this. Its not bouncy but it doesn't take up shocks well.
Blue_V is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2016, 13:56   #246
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 8
Thanked: Once
Question Nissan Evalia status and availability

I am thinking to buy an used Nissan Evalia.
I am being told by Nissan deals in Coimbatore that it has been discontinued around 1 year back it self.

How i am supposed to get the support for the car for maintenance ?
Would the authorized Nissan service center do the servicing for a discontinued vehicle?

Mod Note: Merged with existing official review thread. Please do not start new threads for a one-off query such as this.

Last edited by noopster : 21st June 2016 at 14:13. Reason: Refer mod note inline
raddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2016, 20:43   #247
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,527
Thanked: 8,039 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia status and availability

Quote:
Originally Posted by raddy View Post
How i am supposed to get the support for the car for maintenance ?
Would the authorized Nissan service center do the servicing for a discontinued vehicle?

Mod Note: Merged with existing official review thread. Please do not start new threads for a one-off query such as this.
Nissan will support it. The engine and gearbox are common with the Sunny, Logan, Duster, Terrano etc. You might have issues if you have an accident but am sure there must be a lot of stock parts in the factory

Last edited by ajmat : 27th June 2016 at 13:51.
ajmat is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 29th July 2016, 16:09   #248
BHPian
 
zalaps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: GJ 1
Posts: 292
Thanked: 232 Times
Default Re: Nissan Evalia status and availability

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blue_V View Post
I ride Evalia to work everyday. The rear suspension being leaf is bad. Innova's suspension can take up a surprise shock very well but not this. Its not bouncy but it doesn't take up shocks well.
That's because Evalia comes with Leafs on rear wheels. Innova's coil springs delivers much comfortable ride quality. When it comes to do little bit of loading leafs are better choice. I think Innova is a better people carrier whereas Evalia is better MUV.

Quote:
Originally Posted by raddy View Post
I am thinking to buy an used Nissan Evalia.
I am being told by Nissan deals in Coimbatore that it has been discontinued around 1 year back it self.

How i am supposed to get the support for the car for maintenance ?
Would the authorized Nissan service center do the servicing for a discontinued vehicle?
This is a tricky situation which is hard to answer. I do own pre-worshiped Evalia. I had to replace few parts like tail lights & mirrors. It was tough to get it from open market. To my surprise they were readily available in authorized workshop. I agree with Ajmat that engine is shared between so many models which is a positive point. Parts which are exclusive to evalia will be issue in future.

I understood from sales figures that there are 2200+ Evalia present on road today. It means Chennai factory must be having sizable stocks of parts which were initially meant to be used for production.

Last edited by zalaps : 29th July 2016 at 16:11. Reason: grammar!
zalaps is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nissan Evalia production stopped temporarily. EDIT : Revamped version launched JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 32 15th October 2013 16:39
Ashok Leyland's take on the Evalia = Stile to launch late 2013? Nilesh5417 Commercial Vehicles 55 8th October 2013 11:56
Rumour: Renault badge-engineering the Nissan Evalia, instead of the Dacia Lodgy? JayPrashanth The Indian Car Scene 8 29th September 2013 12:06
Nissan Evalia price cut by Rs 1.15 lakh CARDEEP The Indian Car Scene 7 2nd August 2013 09:26
Spotted : Nissan MPV (Nissan Evalia / NV200) mpz The Indian Car Scene 178 19th August 2012 20:31


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 06:47.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks