Nissan Kicks TVC released: Hyundai Creta rival teased

Japanese carmaker Nissan is preparing the Kicks SUV for launch in India. Now the carmaker has revealed a new TVC for the upcoming SUV which shows off the various features of the Kicks. Nissan is marketing the Kicks as a dream car in the age of reality, positioning it as a premium offering in a segment dominated by the Hyundai Creta.

The television commercial which is around half a minute long shows off various features of the upcoming Kicks SUV starting off with the 17-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels which look quite cool. Next, the teaser shows off the electrically operated ORVMs which feature integrated turn indicators.

The next feature to be teased in the video is Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille, which is found in all their new cars including the flagship GT-R supercar. Flanking the V-Motion grille on either side are the next highlighted features, the LED projector headlamps. These sharp and angular units feature integrated daytime running lights, which give the Kicks, a distinct look with the lights turned on.

Nissan then highlights the high ground clearance of the Kicks SUV, which is something buyers of SUVs, especially in the compact segment dominated by the Hyundai Creta. Considering that the Kicks will spend most of its life on the road, having a high ground clearance means fewer problems on India’s roads, which can really bad and broken especially during the monsoon season.

Nissan unveiled the Kicks SUV in India on the 18th of October, where it also revealed details about the India-spec Kicks, which differs from its International siblings in terms of size thanks to the use of a different platform. The India-spec Kicks is 4,384 mm in length, which is 89 mm longer than the international version of the SUV. The India-spec kicks is 1,813 mm wide and 1,656 mm tall. The wheelbase of the India-spec Kicks is also longer at 2,673 mm.

Nissan hasn’t revealed any details about the interiors of the upcoming Kicks which will be launched in early 2019. The company has also been mum about what powerplants will reside under the SUV’s bonnet. However, we expect Nissan to use the same 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines found under the hood of the Duster. The new Nissan Kicks will rival the likes of the Hyundai Creta, the Renault Duster and Tata’s upcoming Harrier SUV when it is finally launched in India in January 2019.