Thursday, March 29, 2012
By Pawan Rana
Three E’s – Ertiga, Evalia and Enjoy to transform MPV market in India
Three E’s are going to transform the current MPV market that is governed by Toyota Innova, Chevrolet Tavera and Mahindra Xylo. The three MPV sisters are – Maruti Ertiga, Nissan Evalia and Chevrolet Enjoy. Where the Ertiga is launching on April 12th, the Evalia and Enjoy will also follow soon in the order in which they are mentioned here. The car market in India is also eagerly waiting for Maruti, Nissan and Chevrolet to launch these cars in India, the existing car makers are seriously refreshing their line up to get ahead in the competition. Innova has already received a facelift while Tavera and Xylo have just had a makeover.
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Out of the three E’s, all eyes are on Maruti Ertiga that is expected to really prove as a true MPV in the segment. Unlike its juniors Maruti Omni and Maruti Eeco, the Ertiga will be much more powerful, spacious and glittered with myriad features. The Ertiga is expected to be available in both diesel and petrol options. To be launched at an expected price of around Rs 7 lakh, the Ertiga Maruti MPV will be both car buyers friendly as well as will be giving an excellent option as an entry level MPV in India. It will be a seven seater car with ample headroom and legroom at the third row.
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The Second ‘E’ MPV will be Nissan Evalia. This will be the first MPV from Nissan stable and will be built at the Chennai plant joint owned by Nissan and French car maker Renault. Japanese car maker Nissan is expected to launch the Evalia MPV in two versions. A seven seater as personal vehicle and an eight seater option probably in collaboration with Ashok Leyland which will cater to the taxi segment.
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The third upcoming MPV starting with the ‘E’ letter will be Chevrolet Enjoy which will be the third product from the GM-SAIC partnership. The other two being Chevrolet Sail hatchback and another is the sedan with the same name. The Enjoy too will be a seven seater car and will be launched in petrol and diesel engine options. Expect it to take a price tag of Rs 7-9 lakh.