Following its media reveal last month, and in the build up to the media drive, and launch, there’s now a Nissan Kicks SUV teaser video put together by the company from its Bombay reveal. This time too, the company has withheld any information regarding what’s under the hood and what adorns its interiors.
The video briefly highlights Nissan Nicks’ features – 17 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels, electric retractable OVRM with LED indicators, signature Nissan V-Motion grille, LED projector headlamps with DRL, and high ground clearance though that number is unspecified for now.
Nissan India has commenced production of the 5 seater Kicks SUV. It is being produced from the company plant in Chennai and is set for launch in India in January 2019. The India spec Nissan Kicks is positioned on a B0 platform, unlike the V platform seen on its global spec model.
This will make the Indian version larger; with dimensions that stand 4,384mm in length, 1,813mm in width and 1,656 mm in height. It gets a wheelbase measuring 2,673mm. Nissan Kicks gets a safe body structure which comprises of grapheme – Gravity PhilicEnergy Absorption which offers higher resistance to impact.
New Kicks SUV will be seen with a 360 degree camera which Nissan introduces as Around View Monitor (AVM) with moving object detection. This will be a segment first feature and is in line with the global-spec Kicks that also receives touchscreen AVN system, which is designed to enhance driving experience. It uses 4 cameras, 2 on front corners and 2 at the rear offering a 360 degree view of the outsides. It has an automatic alarm system that signals the driver in case of a moving object is detected by camera sensors.
Nissan Kicks in India will be offered in both petrol and diesel engine options. In India the Kicks will be powered by a 1.5 liter H4K, 1498cc, 4 cylinder, in-line petrol engine offering 106 PS power and 142 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed manual or CVT. The Kicks diesel engine will be a K9K, 1.5 liter, 1461cc, 4 cylinder, in-line unit offering output of 110 PS power and 240 Nm torque mated to a 6 speed manual or 6 speed AMT.
Expected to enter company showrooms from January 2019, the new Nissan Kicks compact SUV is likely to be priced from Rs 10 lakhs onwards. It will take on the Maruti S-Cross, Renault Captur and Hyundai Creta.