The Nissan Kicks compact SUV comes in the price range of Rs 9.55 lakh – Rs 14.65 lakh.
The Nissan Kicks compact SUV has finally been launched in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs 9.55 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The model lineup is spread across four trim levels – XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium+ – available with both petrol and diesel powertrains with manual gearbox. The petrol models are priced between Rs 9.55 lakh – Rs 1.95 lakh, while the diesel variants cost from Rs 10.85 lakh to Rs 14.65 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. In the Indian market, the all-new Nissan Kicks will face challenge from cars like Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur/Duster. Read – Nissan Kicks – 6 Things That Will Make It Better Than Competition
The Kicks is first of slew of Nissan’s global SUVs that made its way to India. Compared to the global version that’s build on ‘V’ platform, the India-spec Nissan Kicks is based on more robust B0 architecture and measures slightly bigger and offers more cabin space. Engine setup for the Kicks includes a 105bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and 110bhp, 1.5-litre K9K diesel. For performing transmission duties, the SUV has a 5-speed manual (petrol only) and a 6-speed manual (diesel only). The SUV is equipped with several segment-leading features including Around View Moniter 360-degree camera technology and a telematics-enabled smartwatch.
Nissan Kicks Features
– LED projector headlamps
– LED signature lamp
– Floating dual-tone roof
– Auto headlamps with smart vision
– R17 5-spoke machined alloys
– Chrome V motion grille
– Roof rail
– Boomerang taillamp
– Aspheric ORVM
– Body side moulding
– Dual-tone interior with carbon fiber finish
– Leather wrapped dashboard and door trims (first-in-class)
– Auto AC as standard (first-in-class)
– Best-in-class should & knee room
– Best-in-class boot space
– Cooled and illuminated glove box
– Around view monitor display 360 camera (first-in-class)
– 8.0-inch floating infotainment system (first-in-class)
– Apple CarPlay & Android Auto support
– NissanConnect with smart watch connectivity (best-in-class)
– Rain sensing wipers
– Intelligent trace control
– ABS with EBD and Braking assistance (standard)
– Cruise control Read: Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta – Which One Is Better?
Nissan Kicks Price in India
|XL Petrol||Rs 9.55 lakh|
|XV Petrol||Rs 10.95 lakh|
|XL Diesel||Rs 10.85 lakh|
|XV Diesel||Rs 12.49 lakh|
|XV Premium Diesel||Rs 13.65 lakh|
|XV Premium+ Diesel||Rs 14.65 lakh|
Nissan’s new compact SUV is built on the Renault Captur’s heavily localised platform and shares its powertrains with its donor sibling. This has helped the carmaker curb its manufacturing cost and come up with competitive pricing. Prices of the Nissan Kicks start from Rs 9.55 lakh for the base model and go up to Rs 14.65 lakh for the fully-loaded top trim. Renault-Nissan’s Oragadam-based facility near Chennai serves as production hub for the compact SUV. Read – New Nissan Leaf Is Coming To India
Nissan Kicks Exterior
The Nissan Kicks was designed under the alliance of Nissan Design America (NDA) San Diego, California and Nissan Design America (NDA-R) – the company’s Brazil-based design studio satellite, especially for the emerging markets. The entire concept design project was led by Nissan’s Global Design Centre in Japan. The SUV for India is different from the global unit; however, styling for both models remains largely identical. Unlike the global-spec Kicks that has been developed on the Nissan’s V-platform, the SUV for India is based on the low-cost Renault’s MO platform that also underpins the Nissan Terrano.
Nissan claims that the body of the Kicks is designed and built with GRAPHENE (Gravity-PhilicEnergy Absorption) Body Structure. This structure has inherent capabilities to absorb impact energy making the new Nissan Kicks stronger, safer and durable on Indian roads. Sporting bold stance, the face of the SUV looks aggressive and sporty. Upfront, the car gets signature V-motion grille with different honeycomb mesh design and wider ends than the global model. The SUV also features unique boomerang shaped projector headlights with LED and daytime running lamps and bold bumper with rectangular fog lamp housing. Read – Nissan Patrol, Pathfinder & Terra SUVs To Launch In India
The design of the front fascia follows Nissan’s family crossover styling theme, which is offered on X-Trail. The car has a floating roof created by blacked-out pillars with stylish roof rails and shark fin antenna. Accentuating the side profile are the prominent character lines, flared wheel arches with body cladding, large 17-inch 5-spoke machine-cut alloy wheels, dual-tone floating roof, roof rails with orange finish and blacked out pillars. The outside rear view mirrors integrated with turn indicators are mounted on doors. In-line with global model, the Kicks for India features the conventional SUV traits such as a high ground clearance, muscular rear bumper and ‘boomerang’ tail lamps.
Compared to the Brazilian model, the India-spec Nissan Kicks is longer, wider and taller than the global model. It is around 89mm longer, 53mm wider and 66mm taller than the Brazilian-spec unit. In fact, the wheelbase of the SUV has been increased by 63mm to 2673mm, which liberates more cabin space and boot capacity. The overall length, width and height of the SUV stand at 4,384mm, 1,813mm, and 1,656mm respectively. It rides on a large wheelbase of 2,673mm, while the ground clearance stands at 200mm. Check Out – Nissan Terra 7-Seater SUV Pictures & Details
The Nissan Kicks is made available in seven colour schemes –Deep Blue Pearl, Bronze Grey, Fire Red, Pearl White, Blade Silver, Amber Orange and Night Shade. The dual-tone shades are exclusively offered with the top-spec XV Premium trim – Grey and Orange, White and Black, Red and Black and White and Orange.
Nissan Kicks Interior
Nissan equips its new compact SUV with several comfort goodies. The SUV offers some segment-first features including a telematic-enabled smartwatch for tracking vehicle’s speed and location and Around View Monitor 360-degree camera. Though, it’s reserved for the top-spec trim. It also gets a high-end touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity and a part-digital instrument cluster with digital display. There is a new design layout for dashboard and seats. Read About – Nissan Note e-Power Hatchback
Features such as dual-tone interior scheme and premium upholstery for seats and other parts add more to its premium feel and appeal. Some of its key highlights include a flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, start/stop button, automatic climate control, an instrument cluster integrated large colour MID, analogue speedometer, height adjustable driver’s seat, rear AC vents, automatic climate control, power-adjustable wing mirrors with turn indicators and power windows.
Nissan Kicks India Specifications
|Engine||1.5-litre H4K||1.5-litre K9K|
|Gearbox||5-speed MT||6-speed MT|
The Nissan Kicks shares its powertrains with the Renault Captur. That means, the petrol version of the SUV comes equipped with the 1.5-litre motor that’s good enough for 106bhp at 5,600rpm and a peak torque of 142Nm at 4,000rpm. The diesel variants, on the other hand, are propelled by a 1.5-litre K9K unit churning out a top power of 110bhp and a peak torque of 240Nm. All petrol variants are available with a 5-speed manual gearbox and the diesel models get a 6-speed manual transmission. Read About – New-generation Nissan Micra
Nissan Kicks India Mileage
|Diesel||19.39kmpl – 20.45kmpl|
The Nissan Kicks petrol returns an ARAI-certified fuel efficiency of 14.23kmpl, and the diesel model delivers 20.45kmpl. The top-spec diesel variants are slightly low on fuel efficiency than the entry-level XL trim. The mileage of the top-spec XV Premium and Premium+ diesel is rated at 19.39kmpl.
Nissan Kicks Comfort
Designed on the low-cost B0 platform, the Nissan Kicks sources some of its interior components from the Duster and the Terrano. Featuring cab-forward design, the SUV offers slightly more room to the occupants than the Terrano. However, it has the five-seat layout. The vehicle provides generous legroom, headroom and shoulder space for both front and rear occupants. The high-spec model comes with leather upholstery for seats offering good thigh and back support. Read: New Nissan Sunny – All You Need To Know
Nissan Kicks Practicality
Nissan’s new compact SUV offers several storage compartments for keeping your knick-knacks. Additionally, there is a large glovebox and bottle holders. The SUV offers a luggage area of 400-litres that can be further extended by folding the rear seats. Features such as keyless entry with start/stop ignition system and cruise control further make it a practical machine.
Nissan Kicks Safety
At the safety front, the new Nissan SUV gets standard dual-front airbags, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with EBD (Electronic BrakeForce Distribution) and brake assist and engine immobilizer as standard features. Safety fitments such as Hill launch and descent assist and ESP with traction control are reserved for the top-spec model.
Should You Buy This Car?
Based on Renault’s MO platform, the Nissan Kicks comes with a pack of advanced comfort and convenience features like an Around View Moniter 360-degree camera technology and a telematics-enabled smartwatch, multi-functional steering wheel, keyless entry, touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, etc. Sporting contemporary design and efficient powertrains, Nissan’s new compact SUV will surely appeal the target buyers. The competitive pricing works as an icing on a cake. In the premium compact SUV space, the vehicle takes on the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur.
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The all-new Nissan Kicks compact SUV is based on Renault's MO platform that also underpins the Renault Captur. Compared to the global model, the India-spec is bigger and spacious. The SUV shares its powertrain with Nissan Terrano.