Nissan India is likely to refresh their utility vehicle, the Evalia by Diwali. A report from Autocar suggests that the MPV will get some improvement of the current feature list in a bid to give the vehicle a more premium appeal. The proposed minor face-lift will be an attempt by Nissan to elevate the sales figures of their MPV which are currently quite as compared to its competition.
The Evalia will get an option of having ‘captain seats’ in place of the current row seats in the middle, most probably in the higher spec variants. The fabrics and the plastics is also expected to be improved along with superior cushioning.
The equipment list in cabin is also expected to be enhanced with features like covered storage spaces, individual armrests for the seats and blowers for the second row expected to be included in the face-lifted version. Nissan may also address a major design flaw of the current Evalia which are the butterfly windows for the middle row. This will be substituted for sliding windows rather than a more complex and expensive rolling-down windows.
In terms of engines, the Nissan Evalia is expected continue with the 1.5-litre K9K diesel mill that produces 86.2PS and 200Nm of torque. Power is transmitted to the front-wheels via a five-speed manual.
The European version of the Evalia has been selected to replace the iconic New York and London taxi cabs and includes some impressive design ideas. The Evalia can possibly inherit some of these features to up its sales numbers which currently stands at a modest 177 units a month.