Updated Nissan Evalia: AL Stile reveals the expected feature additions

Posted on: Jul 17, 2013 - 9:48am IST

The Ashok Leyland Stile was unveiled yesterday by none other than Mr. Carlos Ghosn, CEO Renault-Nissan Alliance and Mr. G P Hinduja, Co-Chairman, Hinduja Group. One look at the Stile and we know what to expect in the updated Nissan Evalia which should be launching soon, sometime by the festive season maybe.

Nissan Evalia window
‘Butterfly’ type windows on the Evalia does not go down well with us Indians.

1. Sliding windows on the rear doors: This is perhaps the Evalia’s biggest issue, especially in a country like India. The rear windows on the Evalia are of the ‘butterfly’ opening type. This would be addressed in the updated Evalia, however the Stile seems to have gotten the update already.

Ashok Leyland Stile sliding window
Stile sports sliding windows which should find its way onto the Evalia.

2. Captain’s Chairs on the second row: The Stile will be available in 7 and 8 seater configurations. If you take a look at the segment leader, the Toyota Innova, a significant portion of its owners like to relax in their individual captain’s seats, which we must tell you are very comfortable. Nissan would like to offer the option of these bucket seats, at least on the top-end variants of the updated Evalia.

Ashok Leyland Stile captains seats
Captain’s chairs are becoming a fad in the MPV segment. The Stile sports it, why not the Evalia?
Nissan Evalia second row seats
Evalia comes with a bench seat for the second row. Also note the lack of aircon vents/blowers.

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7 thoughts on “Updated Nissan Evalia: AL Stile reveals the expected feature additions

  1. Arul says:

    I am looking towards buying such vehicle for my large family. Waiting for the vehicle to improve its features and performance and bring more stability.

  2. Arul says:

    It seems the stile with AC vent for second row is placed in between the first row and that looks awkward. It would be good if it is placed some where on top or side as we can have some free space between the seats.

  3. Make Evalia available as a commercial vehicle also may Nissan can make a sale out of it, Evalia is the least selling car for Nissan and seriously looks way out of its league.

  4. Ashutosh says:

    After taking a look at the features, can’t understand the positioning of the two siblings. The more feature rich Stile is tagetted at commercial operators? Wierd!

  5. $@! says:

    Hahaha. Ashok Leyland showed NISSAN the way its done.

    Good Job by Ashok Leyland.

    NISSAN learn something from AL.Hahaha


  6. Vignesh says:

    Anjan, I guess the Nissan Evalia has rear A/C vents too. You should check the high end-ers – The XL and XV variants.

    1. Anjan Ravi says:

      Hi Vignesh,

      The Evalia has rear AC vents only for the third row. The Stile gets it for the second row. Given that the chauffeur-driven owners are likely to sit on the 2nd row and not the third, Nissan would be wise to shift the aircon vents positioning.


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