The India-spec Kicks is expected to be launched early next month and the company has officially opened for the compact SUV in India
Nissan officially revealed the India-spec Kicks in October and the company has opened bookings for the compact SUV. The deliveries will commence from next month soon after the launch, which is expected to take place in the middle of January. The Kicks will be one of the most important models for Nissan as the company is struggling to post good sales growth.
The Kicks for India is based on the M0 platform of Renault Duster as the company decided to use this platform to keep cost down while global model gets advanced V-platform and this modular platform will be expensive to manufacture in India. The company has made some changes to the exterior design compared to International model.
The front gets big LED projector headlamps along with V-motion signature grille of Nissan and a new bumper with LED fog lamps, which is placed low on the front bumper. The company has given black plastic cladding across the body and the compact SUV come with 17-inch alloy wheels. The rear comes with signature boomerang shape for tail lamps along with a new bumper.
The interior of Kicks gets a premium design theme and the highlight of the dashboard is a floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, which comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity options. The instrument cluster is shared with Renault Captur as the speedometer is digital while the tachometer and fuel gauge is analogue.
The Kicks come with lots of features like a 360-degree camera system, leather upholstery, auto headlamps, cruise control, Intelligent trace control, cruise control, rains sensing wipers, climate control (standard on all variants), cornering fog lamps, keyless entry, start-stop button, shark-fin antenna and more.
Nissan has given lots of safety features for Kicks like dual airbags, ABS with EBD, Brake Assist, Hill Start Assist and more. The Kicks is powered by tried and tested 1.5 L petrol and diesel engine as the H4K petrol engine puts 106 PS and K9K diesel engine produces 110 PS. The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and 6-speed manual for diesel.