Nissan has just revealed the India-spec Kicks compact SUV, the vehicle that will replace the Terrano in its product line-up. Bookings for the Nissan Kicks will open on the 14th of December, 2018, ahead of the official launch that will happen sometime in January 2019. The Kicks will take on the Hyundai Creta and other similar vehicles in India’s compact SUV segment. Here are studio shots of the India-spec Nissan Kicks that reveals all.
The studio shots of the Nissan Kicks reveal that the compact SUV will be the most modern looking car in the automaker’s line-up in India presently. The Kicks looks a lot more modern than the SUV it replaces – the Nissan Terrano. The design is curvy yet SUV-like, and there’s the signature Nissan grille that dominates the front end. The Kicks also gets projector headlamps.
17 inch alloy wheels with a diamond cut finish is a nice addition while the floating roof is another design touch that many buyers will appreciate. The Nissan Kicks will get a dual tone paint finish as standard, and the roof rails give it an outdoorsy look. The Kicks is one of the better looking SUVs in the compact SUV market, and Nissan sees to have gotten in spot on in terms of turning out a modern design.
The interiors of the Kicks are quite luxurious. There’s leather cladding on the dashboard and the seats. The brown black interior colour scheme lends a luxurious appeal to the insides of this SUV. The Kicks is a five seater and comes with a range of creature comforts. From arm rests for the driver and seat height adjustment to rear passenger arm rest to a a rear AC blower, the Kicks is well equipped.
Other features on this SUV include four airbags, ABS+EBD, a segment-leading 360 degree parking camera, start-stop button, keyless entry, cruise controls, steering column mounted audio controls, a touchscreen infotainment unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic climate control, USB charging ports, electrically fold-able wing mirrors and powered windows all over.
As for engines and gearboxes, the Nissan Kicks shares mechanicals with the Renault Captur. This is not surprising as the Kicks shares its B-Zero platform with the India-spec Captur. The petrol engine is a 1.6 liter unit with 104 Bhp- 140 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox drives the front wheels. The diesel engine is the 1.5 liter K9K turbocharged unit with 108 Bhp-240 Nm. It gets a 6 speed manual gearbox, again driving the front wheels. There’s no all wheel drive option on offer. A shocking miss is an automatic gearbox, with none of the engines getting it. Nissan will have to price the Kicks very competitively for it to succeed in the demanding Indian compact SUV market.