Hyundai Creta is the long-standing champion in the segment with monthly sales averaging around 10K units. Soon, it will be challenged by all-new Nissan Kicks
Even though Nissan is a major player in the global markets, its journey in India has remained slow and unimpressive till now. Nissan has a lot of exciting products in the global markets and they have been working to bring in an all-new model to the Indian market.
Nissan will soon launch the Kicks in the Indian market in a segment that has been long ruled by Hyundai Creta. Will the Kicks bring an end to the Hyundai Creta’s stint in India? We are not sure about that but what we can tell you is how both the vehicles compare at detailed spec comparison.
Nissan Kicks Vs Hyundai Creta exterior
Hyundai Creta has a sophisticated design. Creta offers a simple yet powerful design. The front of the Creta gets a hexagonal grille with a chrome border and there are multiple horizontal slats enclosed. It gets big headlamps on the sides and big fog lamps placed on the bumper.
It also gets skid plates at both front and rear. Hyundai Creta looks classy and rides on 17-inch alloy wheels that look very modern. The compact SUV gets blacked-out A, B and C-pillars that gives it a floating roof effect. At the rear, the Hyundai Creta gets split tail lamps and a solid looking skid plate.
Nissan Kicks is the biggest SUV in the segment and is even bigger than the Renault Captur. Nissan Kicks launching in India will be quite different from the international versions. It is based on the same B-Zero platform as the Renault Captur and is bigger in size than the international model, which is based on the V-Platform. The Kicks is the biggest SUV in the segment dimension-wise.
So it is even bigger than the Hyundai Creta. The SUV gets a dual tone body paint, which is quickly becoming a norm in the segment. It gets a highly contrasting roof that gives it a young effect. At the front, it gets the latest Nissan family grille alongside elongated headlamps. The Kicks also gets a uniquely designed C-Pillar that makes the SUV look very stylish.
Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks interiors
The Creta offers a premium feel inside the with its leather-wrapped seats and steering wheel and the soft-touch dual-tone dashboard. The Hyundai Creta is very spacious too and offers a plush cabin.
The Nissan Kicks is much more spacious than the Hyundai Creta, thanks to the larger dimensions of the car. The Nissan Kicks also offers premium leather seats that gets the diamond pattern. Even the Kicks get a dual-tone dashboard with leather wrapping on it, giving it an immensely plush feel.
Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks features
Both Nissan Kicks and the Hyundai Creta are loaded to the brim when it comes to features. The Hyundai Creta gets perforated leather seats, which holds the bod in place. It also gets a wireless phone charging system, which is unique to the segment. The Creta also gets the sunroof, projector headlamps, powered driver’s seat, rear AC vents, ionised AC system, cruise control system, Android Auto & Apple CarPlay, ABS+EBD, hill hold control and a 6-airbag system.
The Nissan Kicks gets the unique 360-degree camera, which makes parking the huge SUV a child’s play. Other features include a four-airbag system, ABS+EBD, 8-inch infotainment system, cruise control system, projector headlamps with LED DRLs and more such features. However, the list stays shorter than that of the Hyundai Creta.
Hyundai Creta Vs Nissan Kicks engine
The Hyundai Creta gets wide options of engines. There are two diesel engines and a petrol engine on offer. There is a 1.6-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 121 Bhp and 151 Nm of peak torque. It gets a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic transmission.
There are two diesel engine options. It gets a 1.4-litre diesel engine that produces a maximum power of 89 Bhp and a peak torque of 220 Nm. It only gets a 5-speed manual transmission. There is the 1.6-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 126 Bhp and maximum power of 126 Bhp and 260 Nm of peak torque. It also gets an automatic and manual transmission option.
The Nissan Kicks gets a 1.5-litre petrol engine that generates a maximum power of 105 Bhp and peak torque of 142 Nm. There is a 1.5-litre diesel engine that generates a maximum power of 108 Bhp and 240 Nm. Both the engine options only get a manual transmission.
Advantages of Nissan Kicks over Hyundai Creta
The Nissan Kicks offer a 360-degree camera, which is the first-in-the segment. Also, the Kicks gets diamond pattern leather seats that feel much plusher. Even the leather-clad dashboard of the Kicks feels much more premium than the soft touch plastic of the Hyundai Creta.