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Owing credits to its long run successors the Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer, Nissan has been successful in fetching itself a successful position in the automobile market. One of these successors which has made a considerable contribution in crowning the company with success is Nissan Elgrand. The car is a full-size luxury MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) manufactured by Nissan since 1997 for the national and international markets. The car is presently running in its third generation with a restyling over the third generation body in 2014 to make the car more presentable in accordance to the trend. Nissan Elgrand features a stylish and modern exterior design which represents the luxury image of the car and correctly defines its name 'Elgrand' with the Grand exterior dimensioning. The car is available in three exclusive variants namely- The 2.5-litre HWS and 2.5-litre HWS Leather. These variants are channelized according to the changes in the interior trims and upholstery material used in the car. Pumped-up by a 2.5 litre QR25DE engine with DOHC (Double Over-Head Camshaft) and VVT (Variable Valve Timing) the car displays maximum power and torque values of 170 PS at 5600 rpm and 245 Nm at 3900 rpm respectively. Along with this, the car is installed with a luxuriously comfortable and spacious interiors which is well-fed with technology and offers a pleasurable driving experience with the exclusive Triple Ottoman first and second row seats. The safety part of the car is contributed by the features like the ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), TCS (Traction Control System) and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), Parking Assist System, airbags and seat belts. The car is commonly used by celebrities in Japan, Taiwan, China, Thailand and some other countries around the world, with this the car is expected to fetch a good business with a special segment of buyers craving a large-size ,ultra-comfortable and luxurious MPV. The Elgrand's main competitors falling in this class are the Toyota Alphard and Honda Odyssey.
The full-size luxury MPV is pumped-up by a 2.5-litre QR25DE engine which in coordination with the XTRONIC CVT transmission offers a fairly decent fuel economy of 11.2 km/L.
The efficient 2.5-litre QR25DE engine encased in all the three variants of the car drinks diesel to churn out a maximum power output of 170 PS at 5600 rpm and a maximum torque output of 245Nm at 3900 rpm.
The acceleration and pickup values gifted to you by the car are by virtue of which you can achieve a speed of 100 from 0 kmph in 12.6 seconds and with the 2.5 litre QR25DE engine the full-size MPV can fly with a top speed of 180 kmph.
After its 2014 facelift Nissan Elgrand is designed to particularly go with the trend. The car is made to look stylish and modern with its exterior features like an exclusive front design, which is characterized by an extremely large radiator grille design extending to the bottom of the car with horizontal chromed slats, new split LED signature headlamps, well-crafted fog light consoles and a low and plane front bumper design,which contributes a sporty look to the car. The car features shinning 18-inch alloy wheel designs with a Nissan logo at the center, these wheels serve a dependable ride along with displaying an impressive aesthetics. The rear of the car is given a modern look as well with the new rear combi-lamp, chromed horizontal bars embossed with a Nissan logo and the rear glass wiper.
The large size MPV features grand exterior dimensions which correctly goes with the name of the car 'Elgrand'. The exterior dimensions of the car measure 4915mm x 1850mm x 1815mm. (L x W x H) alongside a huge wheelbase measuring 3000 mm.
The interior designers of the car has particularly made the interiors of the car with a lot of comfort and convenience for the occupants. The interiors designers feed the driver with an ergonomically configured control panel, user friendly 7-inch LCD display with a precise infotainment system and a leather covered multi-functional steering wheel and leather covered gear lever adjusted very close to the dashboard to offer a purely comfortable legroom for the front passengers. The interior aesthetics of the car is ornated by the wooden trims running all over the interiors from the front fascia to the central console and the lively color combination installed in the interior.
The cabins of the car features a lot of space and convenient technology which offers its occupants a large feast of comfort. Nissan Elgrand is a 7 seater car, which encloses large and well-cushioned leather covered seats with Triple Ottoman Seats and active headrests and armrests for the first row and second row passengers. The interiors of the car features a large no of convenient storage cabins for its occupants along with cup holders. The technologies that adds to the comfort part of the car includes the dual-panel Sunroof, excellent quality air conditioning system and a high quality sound system, which lets you enjoy the real essence of your favorite essence. The double sun-roof appointed on the top gives you a clear gaze of the horizon above. The interior lighting of the car further adds a pleasurable ambiance to the cabins. Overall the comfort and luxury features are countless, like individual air conditioning vents, twin sunroof, conversation mirror, MID display and Fine Vision Meter.
There is a luxurious amount of head and leg room provided to the occupants of the car along with a sufficient cargo volume to carry your useful amnesties.
The spacious MPV is powered by a 2.5-litre QR25DE engine with DOHC (Double Over-Head Camshaft) and VVT (Variable Valve Timing). The engine is juiced with diesel fuel and works efficiently to allow you to extract a maximum power output of 170 PS at 5600 rpm and a maximum torque output of 245 Nm at 3900 rpm. This refined engine is mated to a XTRONIC CVT transmission, which collectively with the engine projects the MPV to establish a speed of 100kmph from a stand-still speed of 0km/h in 12.6 sec and gives the car the potential to attain a top speed of 180kmph. Owing to this 2.5-litre diesel engine and smooth transmission system the MPV gains an efficient identity by offering a fairly decent fuel economy of 11.2 L/km.
The stereo and accessories list installed correctly compliments the luxurious cabins of the car. The MPV is fitted with a excellent quality sound system with 6 speakers. The audio system is compatible with DVD integrated audio-video head unit with 7-inch LCD screen, MP3 support and USB socket. The rear entertainment system offered to the rear passengers of the car consists of Roof mounted 11-inch LCD screen, remote control and 2 wireless headphones.
The shoes wearing which the car explores the roads are 18 inch alloy wheels, which along with providing a desirable amount of strength adds to the aesthetic value of the car body. The rims are covered by high grip tyres with dimensions 225/55 R18.
The drive offered by the car is a product of its engine, transmission wheels as well its braking system. The braking system of the car is expected to offer a precise and efficient retardation. This efficient braking produced in the car is a result of the braking system consisting of ventilated disc brakes on the front and rear wheels. The handling of the car is characterized by the suspension system encased, consisting of front Independent McPherson strut with stabilizer suspension and rear Independent multi-link with stabilizer type suspension, and the handling assists like Traction control and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control).
Safety is a part which is undoubtedly of prior most importance while designing the car. To add to the safety of its occupants Nissan Elgrand is featured with an extensive list of advanced safety features, which includes the precise braking controls like ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution) and BA (Brake Assist), handling and stability assists like the TCS (Traction Control System) and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control), Parking Assist System consisting of Around View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors and other basic safety features like the front, side and curtain airbags and seat belts.