September 2012 will see the launch of two spectacular vehicles – one an MPV and the other a 5-seater sedan. Interestingly, both sport almost identical specifications and will pose exquisite control and class. The former is a Nissan Evalia; the latter a Renault Scala.
What’s special about Nissan Evalia?
Evalia will come with chrome grilles, angular headlamps, and a massive exterior. However, it misses the exterior panache of Scala. Built to transport people and goods, it has a large console and ample body space. It is a 7-seater with great entertainment options, climatic AC (rear AC vents as well), CD, and radio. It has a 5-manual transmission with power steering, disk brakes in front, solid suspension, ABS, and electronic locking. True to its MPV status, the front seats will be extremely comfortable and spacious, while all seats will have leather touch. It will also have remarkable towing capacity.
Nissan Evalia will be available in both petrol and diesel versions with similar specification. The diesel version has a 4-cylinder K1 engine that will generate 85 BHp horsepower and torque of 200Nm at 4000 rpm. The car has adequate wheelbase and will produce likeable mileage of around 20 kilometers. When you consider its dynamics and multi-purpose usage; base price of INR 1200000 seems adequate.
Renault Scala cannot be left behind
Renault Scala, meanwhile, is a smooth sedan scaled to perfection. Chrome and beige settings, body-colored bumper, and glitzy outer side give it a sparkling appearance. You find the same momentum inside with cruise control, AC, audio output, rear park sensors, and cupholders. Security is top-class with central locking system, ABS, and dual airbags.
The horsepower is similar at 85 Bhp that ensures great speed and acceleration. Torque-wise, it falls a bit at 134 Nm. However, sound wheel configuration ensures great control at sharp turns. It could have done better with ground clearance though, standing at just 165mm. The car has a 5-manual transmission with a 4-automatic option. It is scheduled to be priced at INR 850000 plus taxes. The car has a sound 1.5 liter engine, set to produce dramatics. It has the fuel efficiency of around 20 kilometers; much like Evalia. Scala will also operate on disk brakes in front and drum brakes in the rear.
Both cars will lead the fray in respective segments if they are true to the promises. Both cars have taken inspiration from their various earlier versions and have endeavored to create best possible cars. All eyes are now set on their launch and eventual disposition on roads.