The Nissan NV200 will be called the Evalia in the Indian car market.  That was made clear at the Auto Expo of this year.  It is also supposed to be going up against the Toyota best seller the Innova which continues to reign supreme despite attempts made by other manufacturers such as Mahindra to produce a cheaper MPV like the Xylo.  However, Nissan thinks that it can take the battle to the Innova fair and square.  We are not sure if this positioning is the creation of auto journalists or the actual intent of the company.  Whatever the case maybe the Evalia does not look like a convincing competition to the Innova mainly due to the fact that it appears like a panel van with windows thrown in.  The sliding rear doors add to the panel van feeling.  Even the face of the Evalia is not the prettiest in the business.  So it should be interesting to see how the MPV fares in the Indian market when it is launched.  Rumours are that it will be launched in the month of August.  Before you think we have trashed a car even before it is launched we would like to say that we have done no such thing.  The Indian market is unpredictable and trashing something before the launch is a very stupid thing to do.  When the Hyundai Santro was to be launched everybody believed that it would not sell.  We know that it went on to become a huge success story for Hyundai.  Similarly, when the Toyota Qualis was launched many thought it was dud.  It proved to be anything but that.  So the Nissan Evalia could join the Santro and the Qaulis in scripting a success story.  We are absolutely open to that.