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Nissan Kicks Might Come To India In Q3, 2018

The India-bound Nissan Kicks will be based on the modified MO platform that will also underpin the Renault Kaptur

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Nissan Kicks will be launched in around 80 countries across the world including India.

Indians might have to wait a bit longer for Nissan’s upcoming compact SUV – Kicks – that had its world debut in Brazil previous year. According to a latest report, the all-new Nissan Kicks will make its way to India in the third quarter of 2018 (i.e. near around the festive season). While the South American version of the car is designed on the brand’s V architecture, the India-spec model will share its platform with Renault Kaptur crossover.

Production of Nissan’s new compact SUV is already underway at the carmaker’s plant in Mexico. Nissan claims to have achieved over 90 percent localisation for the Kicks. The company plans to sell the new compact SUV in over 80 countries across the world, starting from Latin America. Nissan India President, Gullaume Sicard had revealed that the company is more focused to expand its SUV and crossover lineup. In India, the carmaker will introduce 3 crossovers in the next 3 years. Check Out: Nissan Kicks: Picture Gallery

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Nissan Kicks India Launch

The Japanese carmaker will introduced the all-new Kicks in more than 80 markets including India. This compact SUV is reported to arrive at the Indian shores in the third quarter of the next year. Read: Nissan X-Trail Hybrid SUV – Launch Details & Pictures

Nissan Kicks Price in India

Variant Expected Price
Base Model Rs 8 lakh
Top ModelRs 15 lakh

In India, the new Nissan compact SUV is likely to be priced quite competitively against the Ford EcoSport and other cars in the segment. We expect it to be priced as low as Rs 8 lakh for the entry-level model, and Rs 15 lakh for the top-spec version.

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Nissan Kicks India Specifications

Engine1.6-litre flex-fuel (petrol/ethanol)
Maximum Power 105bhp – 110bhp
Transmission5-speed manual or a CVT

In Brazilian market, the Nissan Kicks comes with a new-generation 1.6-litre, 16V engine with Flex Start System produced at Nissan’s Resende-based Brazil facility. This flex-fuel (petrol/ethanol) powertrain is good enough for 114bhp. Transmission options on offer are a 5-speed manual and new-gen XTRONIC CVT (continuously variable transmission). Details of the India-spec model are yet to be revealed. As mentioned earlier, the model planned for India could use the Duster’s 1.6-litre petrol & diesel engine.

Nissan Kicks India Mileage

Fuel OptionMileage

As per some Brazilian reports, the Nissan Kicks compact SUV achieved Inmetro (National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology) certification for its fuel efficiency. Packed with a 1.6-litre flex-fuel (ethanol/petrol) engine, the Brazilan-spec model gives 13.7kmpl of mileage. The compact SUV returns 8.1kmpl in city and 9.6kmpl on freeways, while running only on the ethanol.

While using petrol, the car delivers 11.4kmpl on urban roads and 13.7kmpl on highways. On the other side, the India-bound model might come with a 1.6-litre petrol and a 1.6-litre diesel offering a claimed mileage of 13.6kmpl and 19.87kmpl respectively. These two engines are already been used for the Renault Duster.

Also Read – Nissan Micra CVT – India’s Most Affordable Premium Automatic Hatchback

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Nissan Kicks Competition

In the compact SUV segment, the Nissan Kicks will gun straight against the Renault Duster, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Creta that are currently dominating the segment. So there is a very high possibility that the Nissan Kicks could be priced competitively to take a lead over its rivals.

Nissan Kicks Exterior

First previewed as the Kicks concept in 2014 at the Sao Paulo Auto Show, the new Nissan compact SUV will retain most of its design and styling elements. The concept 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. The entire concept design project was lead by Nissan’s Global Design Centre in Japan. This crossover has been designed especially for the growing markets such as Brazil and other South American countries. Read More About – New Nissan Micra | Nissan Terrano AMT

Nissan Kicks Images 

As mentioned above, the India-spec version will be based on the modified MO platform. This low-cost Renault-Nissan Alliance platform will help the carmaker price the vehicle aggressively in India. Similar to its concept avatar, the production-ready Kicks features conventional SUV traits such as a high ground clearance and muscular front and rear bumpers. Face of the new Nissan compact SUV styled with V-shaped front grille inspired from the new Micra hatchback.

Proportionally, the Kicks measures 4,295mm in length, 1,760mm in width and 1,590mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,610mm. The company, however, could trim it down for achieving four meters length for the Indian market. This will allow the car to avail the tax benefits offered on sub-4 metre cars in the country.

Nissan Kicks Interior

Feature-wise, the Kicks will be loaded one. Its top-end SL trim will have lots of comfort and connectivity features to offer such as a light tan and black colour interior, 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with around view monitor, flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, start/stop button, automatic climate control, an instrument cluster integrated large color MID and analog speedometer.


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The all-new Nissan Kicks compact SUV was the official car of the 2016 Rio Olympics, and made its global debut at the event.

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  1. sunil Wakekar
    April 13, 2016

    What is the ground clearance? On Which date launching in India?

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      Editorial Team
      April 26, 2016

      Hi Sunil

      The Nissan Kicks will have a ground clearance of around 200mm. It is expected to be launched in India in 2017.

  2. Nitesh Birara
    April 27, 2016

    What’s the average milage of this car

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      Editorial Team
      April 28, 2016

      Hi Nitesh

      The Nissan Kicks diesel is likely to deliver around 20kmpl while the petrol could return close to 15-16kmpl.

  3. Shah Jillur Rahman
    June 4, 2016

    What is the expected price

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      Editorial Team
      June 19, 2016

      It is likely to be priced between Rs 8 lakh – Rs 13 lakh.

  4. aryan
    June 4, 2016

    Expected price of car

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      June 19, 2016

      We expect it to fall between Rs 8 lakh – Rs 13 lakh.

  5. Mark Edgar
    June 7, 2016

    When will it be released in australia

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      Editorial Team
      June 11, 2016

      While it will first be launched in left-hand drive markets, we can safely expect its right-hand drive version to be launched by 2017.

  6. Mark Lockwood
    July 1, 2016

    What plans for South Africa?

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      Editorial Team
      July 2, 2016

      It will first be launched in Brazil this year. We expect Nissan to roll this out in SA sometime in 2017.

  7. Mark Lockwood
    July 1, 2016

    Are ther any plans to launch NISSAN Kick into South Africa?

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      Editorial Team
      July 14, 2016

      Yup, it will be launched in several markets including SA.

  8. Praveen
    July 6, 2016

    When will bookings starts in India? When it be launch in India

    • Editorial Team

      Editorial Team
      July 6, 2016

      It is expected to launch in India sometime in 2018.

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