Nissan has done a good job. A company that has regularly pushed the boundaries when it comes to SUV design with cars like the Murano and the Juke, the styling of the Kicks works so well because it blends a traditional upright SUV cabin with modern design. for example, especially the tall passenger compartment and the flat bonnet, make it look like a proper SUV. Also present on the India-spec Kicks are LED headlights (with boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lights, similar to the ones seen on larger SUVs like the X-Trail and Murano)
new honeycomb mesh design for the grille, flanked by a more angular ‘V-motion’ chrome band. The grille is still the ‘V-Motion’ Nissan family grille but has a different honeycomb mesh design and is flanked at wider ends. The Indian version also sees projector headlamps and that adds to the appeal of the car.
It’s likely to feature an 8.0-inch touchscreen unit which will support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and will get an auto-climate control system. Moreover, the interior will be finished with premium materials. The SUV employs four cameras that give the driver a 360-degree view of the car. The equipment list is the recent featuring kit like a smart key, push-button start, touchscreen with navigation, auto aircon, etc.
There’s a very useful 432 litres under the parcel tray, and because the seats split, you can carry even more luggage or bulky cargo should the need arise.
As for the powertrains, expect the same combinations seen of the Renault Captur to make it under the hood of the India-spec Nissan kicks. A 110 bhp, 1.5-litre diesel mated to six-speed manual gearbox and a 106 bhp, 1.5-litre petrol engine mated to a five-speed manual gearbox are expected to be the workhorses for the Nissan Kicks in India. However, we hope Nissan to consider the CVT transmission at a later date.
Nissan Kicks- India Mileage
We expect the petrol derivative of the Nissan Kicks SUV to deliver around 16 km/l of mileage. While the diesel derivative is expected to offer close to 21 km/l of mileage.
New Nissan Kicks Dimensions
In terms of dimensions, the Kicks measures 4.384m in length, 1.813 m in width and 1.656 m in height. It has a wheelbase of 2.673 m. It has a ground clearance of 21cm while the boot space stands at 400-litres.
Nissan Kicks Interior Design
On the inside, a 7-inch touchscreen display takes centre stage. The dashboard has been given a dual tone treatment while the steering wheel gets silver highlights. Nissan Kicks small SUV gets digital-analogue instrument console.
LED Fog Lights
- Upgrades the fog lights to LED bulbs
- Gives a distinctive, brighter look that provides increased visibility
Nissan Kicks Competition
In India, the Nissan Kicks will be stacked up against the Hyundai Creta. Expected to come with competitive pricing, this new SUV will also impact sales of the high-end variants of the Tata Nexon, Maruti Vitara Brezza and Ford EcoSport. So there is a very high possibility that the Nissan Kicks could be priced quite aggressive to take a lead over its rivals.