Posted On : 21 Jan, 2019
India, January 21, 2019 : The launch of the all-new Nissan Kicks was scheduled on January 22 and the brochure of the new Hyundai Creta-rivalling SUV has leaked online.
The new Kicks will be launched with four variants- XL, XV, XV Pre and the top-spec XV Pre (O) both in the petrol and diesel range. While the top-end XV Pre (O) is sure to get the most bells and whistles, even the base XL trim in this new one is pretty well packed. It gets features such as LED daytime running lights, height adjust for the driver's seat, power windows, power-adjustable wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, automatic climate control, rear AC vents and Bluetooth connectivity for the audio system which is linked to four speakers for the audio output.
The top-end XV (O) variant of the Kicks is equipped with features like an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment screen which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 360-degree camera view which is a segment first feature and a big aid to nip through tight spots or while parking.The colour options on the Kicks also differ based on the variant. The base XL gets a total of seven paint options – Pearl White, Blade Silver, Bronze Grey, Amber Orange, Deep Blue Pearl, Night Shade and Fire Red. Only the top-spec XV Pre-Option gets dual-tone finishes as an option – there’s white and orange, white and black, grey and orange and red and black finishes on offer.
The India-spec Nissan Kicks is larger in dimensions than the outgoing model and is underpinned by the MO platform which is also shared by the Renault Captur, Renault Duster and Nissan Terrano. There will be a 1.5-litre diesel engine in the new Kicks which will produce 108 bhp and 248 Nm of peak torque and will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. While there will be no automatic at the start, Nissan is considering introducing it at a later date. Expected to be priced between Rs 9.4 lakh and Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom), the Nissan Kicks will take on the Hyundai Creta, Maruti S-cross and the Renault Captur in the increasingly competitive midsize SUV segment.