Saturday, January 28, 2012

Comparing MPVs coming in 2012 : Maruti Ertiga Vs Nissan Evalia Vs Toyota Avanza

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These are competitive days in Auto Sector and big Launches announced during Auto Expo 2012 this January has made the field hotter. Auto segment till now focused on commercial sector is now being re positioned for Private Car Users - The Multi-Utility Vehicles or MPVs.

"Cars with Space" as I say.

The 3 major MPVs being Launched this year are

Maruti Ertiga

Nissan Evalia

Toyota Avanza

Let us see what is being offered by these MPVs:

For Maruti Ertiga  the detailed images have been already published by us. The specifications are as follows:

Maruti Suzuki has tried to retain the characteristics of a passenger car with the Ertiga. They have tried to make it look stylish, sporty with an elegant appearance. The key styling of the Ertiga revolves around the basic elements of Passenger car characteristics. The effort was to encapsulate as much space within the exteriors to keep the car compact and easy to maneuver.

Engine: 1.4 liter petrol / 1.3 liter Turbo Diesel
Power: 95PS @ 6000 rpm / 90 PS @ 4000 rpm
Torque: 130 NM @ 4000 rpm / 200 Nm @ 1750 rpm
Fuel efficiency: 16.02 kmpl / 20.77 kmpl
Length x Width x Height : 4265mm x 1695mm x 1685mm
Price: Rs. 6-8 lakh estimated

Nissan Evalia
The Nissan Evalia, an award-winning seven-seater family car, is the first Urban-Class Utility Vehicle. Innovative and exciting, Evalia boasts best in class fuel economy, a truly versatile interior with multi-use functionality and a host of sophisticated features such as Rear View Camera and Intelligent Key.

Nissan Evalia MPV Dimensions

  • Length – 4400 mm
  • Height – 1880 mm
  • Width – 1690 mm
  • Wheelbase – 2725mm (95mm longer than the Nissan X-TRAIL)

Nissan Evalia MPV Key Features

  • Roomy interior with space for up to seven
  • Punchy performance and excellent economy from 1.5-litre dCi turbo diesel
  • Car-like handling and ride comfort
  • Twin sliding side doors for easy access
  • upswept swage line framing the door glass
  • wide-opening top hinged tailgate
  • A high driving position
  • Dashboard mounted joystick gear lever
  • 2-3-2 seat configuration with a three-seater bench in the middle rows and two individual seats in the third row
  • Centre row seats split on a 60/40
  • Foldable seats to increase space
Toyata Avanza

Toyota Avanza is smaller than the Innova and which is expected to be around 20-25% cheaper than its bigger sibling. Avanza is expected to be feature the same 1495cc engine which also powers the Thailand model. This petrol engine develops maximum power of 107 Bhp at 6000 rpm with maximum torque 141 Nm at 4400 rpm. The company could subsequently launch the Avanza in the Indian market by early-2012.


Car Body Type:
C Segment


1495cc, VVT-i
Engine Type:
Maximum Power:
107 Bhp @ 6000 rpm
Maximum Torque:
141 Nm @ 4400 rpm


4120 mm
1635 mm
1695 mm

1 comment:

  1. Superb looks, if price is between 6 - 7.5 lakhs, this IS A WINNER IN MARUTI's hands. WILL SELL LIKE HOT CAKES ! FINALLY A "Maruti" , that has "JUMBO BOOTSPACE" , 2x3 Seating and COMPACT FORM FACTOR Dimesions. Superb Blend. The Price has to be right for this to be a Superb Hit ! Noting Can Stop it then !