Nissan Kicks compact SUV has already been confirmed for the Indian market. While the official launch date and details are yet to be revealed, the carmaker has started testing the vehicle in the country. If media reports are to be believed, the all-new Nissan Kicks will hit showrooms in January, 2019. In the compact SUV space, it will take head-to-head against the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Duster/Captur.
While the global model of the Kicks underpins the company’s V-platform, the India-spec version will share its platform with Renault Duster. The heavily localized, low-cost B0 architecture will surely help the carmaker achieve competitive pricing in India. Read – Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta
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Besides sharing the platform, the Nissan Kicks will borrow its powertrain from the Renault Duster. That means, its engine setup will include a 1.5-litre K9K diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol motor. On the Duster, the gasoline unit delivers 104.5bhp with 142Nm and the oil burner produces 108bhp with 245Nm. The SUV is likely to come with both manual and automatic gearbox options. Check Out – Nissan Terra 7-Seater SUV Pictures & Details
Design of the Nissan Kicks looks quite sporty. Some of its styling bits include a honeycomb grille with chrome surroundings, bold front bumper, angular sweptback LED headlamps, prominent character lines, floating roof with dual-tone paint scheme, ‘boomerang’ tail-lights and sporty rear bumper. Read – New Nissan Leaf Is Coming To India
Feature-wise, the Nissan Kicks will be loaded with several comfort and entertainment features. The list will include a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with around view monitor, automatic climate control, flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel with controls, analogue speedometer, an instrument cluster integrated large colour MID and start/stop button. Read About – Nissan Note e-Power Hatchback
The global-spec Nissan Kicks achieved four star safety rating in the Latin NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme). The subjected model was packed with dual airbags, anti-lock braking system, ISOFIX child seat mounts, electronic stability control and seatbelts with pretensioners.
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