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Nissan launches Evalia at Rs 8.5 lakh

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Nissan Motor Co. on Tuesday launched multi-purpose vehicle Evalia at a starting price of Rs 8.49 lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. The top-end model will cost Rs 9.99 lakh. See images

The MPV, which will be available in four variants, all diesel, will be powered by Renault’s 1.5-litre K9K dCi engine, which can churn out 85 bhp of power along with maximum torque of 200 Nm. The engine is mated with a five-speed manual transmission gearbox.

The vehicle will be available in seven colours—Brick Red, Aqua Green, Blade Silver, Twilight Grey, Onyx Black, Storm White and Pearl White.

The seven-seater will compete with the Toyota Innova, Maruti Suzuki’s Ertiga and Mahindra Xylo.

Japan’s Nissan and French car maker Renault have been in a strategic alliance since 1999 and control six brands, including Renault, Nissan, Infiniti and Dacia.

Production of the MUV  has already begun at Nissan’s manufacturing facility in Chennai.

Speaking at the launch, Nissan Motor Co Corporate vice president, Africa, Middle East and India, Toru Hasegawa, said the company will launch 10 new models in India by 2015-16, including the Datsun brand.

"As part of our global Nissan Power 88 plan, we will be launching 10 new models by FY'16, which is introducing two new models every year," he said.

"Emerging markets will play an important role in meeting our global target... There will be two products each from Datsun for India, Indonesia and Russia by FY16," he added.

With inputs from PTI

Story first published on: September 25, 2012 13:56 (IST)

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