Nissan introduced ‘Evalia’ in the Indian car market last year in the month of ‘September’ and the vehicle was expected to capture the market. In a market which leans heavily towards ‘Innova’ it was not easy for any car manufacturer to take the place of ‘Toyota’ or atleast capture the second place. Nissan expected to sell two thousand pieces per ‘month’ but were able to sell very few vehicles, as Indian public were not attracted by the design of the car, which appeared to be a little heavy. Though the interior was attractive but people were turned off by the fixed windows and ‘sliding doors’ at the back.
‘Nissan’ has decided to modify the model and introduce it back in the market again. Though it is not very easy to rectify design itself, Nissan has fixed the problems with the door and now the door open in a normal manner and the windows can be rolled down easily as well. With this modification to the exterior, the interior of the car has been changed as well and the back ‘seats’ come with ‘arm rest’ and there are more air conditioner ‘vents’ to cool the whole interior efficiently.
It is rumoured that ‘Sunny’ is likely to be modified next. The news sources say that the interior of Sunny would be rectified and more customer friendly features would be introduced. The car would now come with state of the art communication system with facility to connect with Universal Serial Bus (USB) and ‘Bluetooth’ systems. The covers for seats are likely to be more attractive as well. A camera is added to make parking in the reverse mode easy.
With the modification added to two models Nissan hopes to improve its sale in the Indian car market. Normally new features are added when the product is in the market for some time; however, Evalia needed modification because some features of the model were not accepted by the Indian buyers, particularly they were not enchanted by its style and bulk. Therefore, Nissan changed these features to make it more attractive to the prospective buyers.