Nissan has launched India’s newest family vehicle – the seven-seater urban utility Nissan EVALIA at the Delhi Auto Expo. To be built at Nissan’s Chennai plant, EVALIA’s combination of space, style and practicality makes it an ideal vehicle for larger families.
EVALIA is 4.4m long, 1.88m tall and 1.69m wide, offering good interior space. It design adopts many styling cues from Nissan passenger cars but adds a few unique features of its own.
At the front, EVALIA has a new interpretation of the Nissan grille which flows into the slim wrap-around headlights and at the rear it has a wide-opening top hinged tailgate.
Practicality is ensured by the twin sliding side doors, designed to make ingress and egress as easy as possible, especially in tight parking zones.
Visibility out is exceptional, thanks to side windows that are unencumbered by doorframes or body pillars. As a result of innovative design thinking and clever packaging, the interior space has been maximised.
A high driving position not only gives a clear view of the road ahead, but also allows the fuel tank to be placed beneath the floor under the front seats.
Strut-type front suspension is mounted on a rubber-insulated subframe to isolate road noise and vibrations. An anti-roll bar is attached directly to the strut assembly for better body roll control while cornering and ripple control shock absorbers enhance ride comfort.
The compact rear suspension, which is also mounted on a rubber insulated sub frame, uses wide single leaf springs to provide the strength needed for a full load of seven passengers but without compromising ride comfort.
Safety features include a high intensity cabin structure and extensive door impact absorption material to provide a safety shield around the occupants. Pedestrian safety considerations include shock absorbing materials in the bumper, bonnet and cowl.
Production will start at Nissan’s Oragadam plant in the middle of 2012. Sales are due to start in the second half of the year.
Source: Yahoo News