The Nissan Kicks, due to be launched on 22nd January, has been in the news for some time. Bookings for the same had opened in December 2018. The Nissan Kicks is based on the B0 platform, which underpins the Duster and the Captur. It will be Nissan’s most premium SUV on offering in India and will directly take on the Creta, Maruti S Cross and Renault Captur. Nissan is hoping to turn its fortune in India with the Kicks.
The Nissan Kicks is powered by 1.5L H4K petrol engine (106 PS @ 5600 RPM/142 Nm @ 4000 RPM ) and a 1.5L K9K dCi Diesel engine (110 PS @ 3850 RPM/240 Nm @ 1750 RPM ). The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and on the other hand, the diesel engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
There will be no Automatic variants available at launch. The vehicle measures 4384 x 1813 x 1656 [with roof rail] (LxWxH mm). Wheelbase is 2673mm. Boot space is 400 litres and the fuel tank can hold 50 litres. Ground clearance is a healthy 210mm.
On the outside, it gets LED Projector Headlamps, Front & Rear Fog Lamps, Cornering Fog Lamps, a functional roof rail. A Dual-tone paint scheme is on offer. On the safety aspect, the Nissan Kicks offers up to 4 airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Cruise Control, ABS with EBD & Brake Assist and Hill Start Assist. A first in class around-view monitor is provided. It consists of 4 cameras that provide a virtual 360-degree view around the car.
The interior is a dual tone, brown and black themed with leather wrapped soft-touch dashboard. The instrument cluster has analogue dials for speedometer and fuel gauge. The speedometer is a digital one and is at the centre. The centre console as a first-in-class 8 inch A-IVI floating touchscreen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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