We bring you a spec-based comparison between the Nissan Kicks Vs the Hyundai Creta.
Nissan Kicks could be a replacement model to Terrano in India.
Nissan’s French partner, Renault recently launched its premium compact SUV Captur in India at a startling price and now its Nissan’s turn to bring in a new SUV in the segment. It currently offers Terrano in that space and while some media reports indicate Kicks could be a replacement model to Terrano in India, the five-seater model will share most of the cues with its Japanese sibling (Terrano) as well as French cousin, Duster. 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.
|Name of the Car||Price|
|Nissan Kicks||Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13 lakh (estimated)|
|Hyundai Creta||Rs 9.29 lakh to Rs 14.55 lakh(ex-showroom, Delhi)|
–Nissan will preview the SUV at the Auto Expo 2018, before its launch later in the year.
-Reports in media suggest it could replace Terrano in India.
-In terms of pricing, expect the 5-seater to fall between Rs 8 lakh to Rs 13 lakh.
-The popular compact SUV from Hyundai is available in petrol and diesel variants in manual and automatic options.
-As for the pricing, Cretacarline is available between Rs 9.29 lakh to Rs 14.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
|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 Cretacarline 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.
|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.
|Dimensions||Nissan Kicks||Hyundai Creta|
|Boot Space (Litres)||452||400|
-In terms of proportions, Kicks will be longer and will sit on a slightly longer wheelbase.
-While Creta is wider and taller than the global-spec Kicks.
-As for the luggage storage, Kicks has a larger boot space.
|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.
|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.
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