Nissan has been calling for its global alignment in the Indian market; The Company has finally presented one of its global products: Nissan Kicks in India. The launch of the Nissan Kicks India is expected for January 22. The car will be launched directly against the best-selling segment, Hyundai Crete and also Renault Captur. Expect to get an initial price of Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 14 lakh, since the Kicks will come as a premium SUV in the range of company models.
Here are some things you should know about the upcoming Nissan Kicks SUV:
Platform: The Nissan Kicks is based on the M0 platform, which also supports the Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Captur. Being built on this platform, it simply translates more interior space for the occupants. However, the new SUV will be a premium Nissan offer. Nissan will locate the Kicks spare parts manufacturing, which means that the price of the Nissan Kicks in India will be quite competitive.
Engine: It is not only the platform that the new Kicks will share with their rival Renault Duster, but also the set of engines. The new premium SUV will be offered in both petrol and diesel. The diesel variant of the Kicks will come with the 1.5-liter K9K dCi engine that generates 108 hp maximum power with 240 nm of maximum torque, and the petrol version would have a 1.5-liter H4K unit that produces 105 hp of maximum power with a torque of 142 Nm. For transmission tasks, initially, Nissan will offer a 5-speed manual for the petrol version, while the diesel variant will transmit its power through a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Bigger in size: The one that will be launched in India will surely have the same design as that of the international specification, but it will be larger due to its dimensions and, therefore, its size. The one sold overseas is offered as a crossover, while the Indian version will be larger and will be sold as a compact SUV to compete directly with Hyundai Crete. Dimensionally, the Nissan Kicks in India will measure 4,384 mm in total length, 1,813 mm in width, 1,656 mm in height with roof rails and 2,673 mm in wheelbase, making it longer, wider, higher and even with greater distance between axles, larger than Version sold abroad.
Interior: The interior of the Nissan Kicks will be more spacious than the international model, along with some modifications in the design of the board. The Nissan with Indian specifications will have almost the same address, but there is still a difference, and that is that the one that will be presented here in India will not have a flat-bottomed steering wheel. You will obtain dual-pot analogue dials (tachometer and fuel gauge) and a digital display for the speedometer, and it will be different from the international specification that has a digital tachometer along with MID and an analog speedometer. The design of the center console and the design of the AC control will also be different. The positioning of the AC vents will also be changed.
Nissan kicks competitors
The fearsome competitors of Nissan Kicks are Nissan Terrano, Renault Captur and Renault Duster.