Renault and Nissan are global partners and Infinity, a brand owned by Nissan also happens to be a sponsor of the Red Bull Racing team. Red Bull racing has been using the NV200 and NV400 as their support vehicles globally and Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit provided the Red Bull team with ten all-new Evalia vehicles to support race operations at the Indian Grand Prix. With Red Bull Racing team logos, the Nissan Evalia will played a vital role in supporting Red Bull Racing by transporting equipment and staff at the Formula One Indian Grand Prix.
To assist with Red Bull Racing’s transportation needs, Nissan’s Light Commercial Vehicle Business Unit is supplying a fleet of more than 30 vehicles and related services to the team. Nissan support vehicles have been based at the team’s UK headquarters and used for all European events. Through supply of the NV200 and Civilian for the Chinese Grand Prix in April, the NV3500 for the Grand Prix du Canada in June, and NV350 in Grand Prix Japan and so forth, Nissan has provided vehicles that meet the team’s needs in each region. For the Indian Grand Prix, the recently-released Nissan Evalia has been chosen.
“Within such a high- pressure and challenging environment as Formula One, we need reliable partners taking care of all our versatile transportation needs all over the world. Extensive travel is part and parcel of Formula One, and the transportation of our material and staff are an essential part of our successful operations. We are very reassured that the Evalia will be supporting our race operations at this year’s Indian Grand Prix,” Christian Horner, Team Principal, Red Bull Racing, said.
The Nissan Evalia is powered by the globally-proven 1.5 dci straight-4 turbocharged diesel from Renault Nissan’s engine family, which can churn out 85 PS of power @ 3750 rpm and a maximum torque of 200 Nm @ 2000 rpm mated to a five speed manual transmission, the Evalia delivers a fuel efficiency of 19.3 kmpl of diesel (ARAI certified).