We bring you a spec-based comparison between the Nissan Kicks Vs the Hyundai Creta.
Japanese carmaker, Nissan will officially launch the long-awaited Kicks SUV for India in the first quarter of 2019 (possibly in January). The company has already revealed the exterior design of the SUV at an event in Mumbai. It will come as a replacement model to Terrano in India. The five-seater model will share most of the mechanics with its Japanese sibling (Terrano) as well as French cousing, Duster. Unlike Brazilian-spec Kicks that uses the Nissan’s V-platform, the SUV for India uses the Renault’s low-cost MO platform. Upon its launch, the model will primarily compete with segment leader Creta and while there is still time for that, we bring you a spec-based comparison between the two.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Price
|Name of the Car||Price|
|Nissan Kicks||Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh (estimated)|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs 9.29 lakh to Rs 14.55 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi)|
– The Kicks will come as a premium alternative to the low-selling Terrano SUV in India. It will be equipped with several high-end features that should give it a competitive edge over Creta.
-In terms of pricing, expect the 5-seater to fall between Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakh.
-The popular compact SUV from Hyundai is available in petrol and diesel variants in manual and automatic options.
-As for the pricing, Creta carline is available between Rs 9.5 lakh to Rs 15.17 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Specifications
|Specifications||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Petrol Engines||1.5L||1.6L Dual VTVT|
|Diesel||1.5L K9K||1.6L CRDi VGT & 1.4L CRDi|
|Power (Bhp)||108||126.2 & 88.7|
|Torque (Nm)||240||220 & 260|
|Transmission||5-speed MT & 6-speed MT||6-speed MT & 6-speed AT|
–The India-spec Kicksis expected to share engine set up with Renault Duster.
-The petrol version is expected to use 104.5bhp, 1.5-litre unit and the diesel Kicks is likely to source power from the 108bhp, 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine.
-Transmission options could include 5-speed MT for petrol and 6-speed MT for diesel engine.
-Hyundai Creta carline is offered with petrol and diesel engines in manual as well as automatic variants.
-The petrol Creta derives power from the 1.6-litre unit and the diesel version gets a choice between 1.6L CRDi VGT & 1.4L CRDi units.
-Transmission options include a standard 6-speed manual and an optional 6-speed automatic unit.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Mileage
|Model Name||Petrol Mileage (Km/l)||Diesel Mileage (km/l)|
–Powered by the 1.5L petrol unit, the petrol version of upcoming Kicks is estimated to return 13km/l.
-The diesel version is expected to be more fuel efficient with an estimated mileage of 20km/l.
-The petrol Creta is claimed to return 15.3km/l and the diesel powered-Creta is rated at 21.4km/l.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Dimensions
|Dimensions||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Boot Space (Litres)||NA||400|
-In terms of proportions, Kicks will be longer and will sit on a slightly longer wheelbase.
– The Kicks SUV for India is 114mm longer, 33mm wider and 26mm taller than the Creta SUV. The ground clearance for Kicks will stand at 200mm.
– The Kicks wheelbase is 83mm longer than the Creta SUV. The longer wheelbase ensures more cabin space and bigger boot space.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Features
|Key Features||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Rear AC Vents||Yes||Yes|
|Touchscreen Infotainment system||Yes||Yes|
|Height adj. driver seat||Yes||Yes|
|Steering mounted audio & calling controls||Yes||Yes|
|Apple CarPlay& Android Auto||Yes||Yes|
|Rear wiper & washer||Yes||Yes|
-Nissan is expected to pack in a host of comfort features on the Kicks including an automatic climate control, flat-bottomed steering and digital instrument cluster.
-There will be a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with satellite navigation system and smartphone integration.
-Features such as foldable key, front console armrest with storage, rear AC vents, electric tailgate release, front & rear power windows and power steering with tilt function are standard.
-While automatic AC, rear wiper & washer, power folding wing mirrors & driver side auto up-down are available from SX onwards.
-The smart key with push button is offered from SX+ onwards.
-And the 60:40 split seats come only with the SX+ AT trims.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta Safety Features
|Key Features||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Dual front airbags||Yes||Yes|
|ABS with EBD||Yes||Yes|
|Rear parking camera||Yes||Yes|
|Speed sensing auto door lock||Not Known||Yes|
|Reverse parking sensor||Yes||Yes|
|All Disc brakes||Not Known||No|
|NCAP Rating||NA||4-Star Latin NCAP (2015)|
-The India-spec model is expected to come loaded with prominent safety bits such as standard dual front airbags, ABS with EBD, brake assist and engine immobilizer.
-The top-spec variant in the carline could get additional kit including Hill launch & descent assist, ESP with traction control etc.
-Dual airbags, ABS with EBD, manual day/night IRVM, impact sensing auto door lock, lane change indicator and immobilizer are also standard on the line-up.
-While side-bags and curtain-bags are reserved for the top-spec SX(O) variant.
-Other vital safety tech like electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill-start assist control, height adjustable front seatbelts, lane change flash adjustment & speed sensing auto door locks come only with the SX(O) variant.
-The child seat anchors are available only with the AT variants.
-In the LATIN NCAP test (2015) the made-in-India Hyundai Creta received 4-stars for adult protection and 3-stars for child protection. One must note that the tested model was for export markets including Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and Panama.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta
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