Nissan Kicks – Could it be a Game Changer for Nissan in the Indian Market???
Nissan has finally unveiled Kicks for the Indian market and it looks very promising. Yes, The All-New and Much Awaited Nissan Kicks is here. The Interiors are Phenomenal with the dual tone Interiors being a combination of Brown and Black which is a breeze to look at. The Quality Levels inside the cabin are very good with mostly soft-touch plastics.
8-Inch Touchscreen Infotainment System is on offer which is a sheer combination of Crispness, Clarity, Responsiveness and Sound Quality with support for Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Cruise Control, Hill Start Assist is also offered as well as the Rear Air-Con Vents too. The whole cabin looks Plush and Upmarket.
The Main Highlight of Kicks is the Segment First – 360 Degree View or as many calls it the Bird View, for reversing the car easily.
Talking about the dimensions, the Indian Kicks measures 4,384MM in Length, 1,813MM in width and 1,656MM in Height. The Kicks is beautifully designed with dual tone exterior with Skid Plates on the front and the back side, Flared wheel arches, 17-Inch Machine Cut Alloy Wheels, Black Cladding all around and 210MM Ground Clearance makes its presence more road worthy.
Nissan and Renault have always shared platforms in the Indian Market and the All-New Kicks is no exception to that. Unlike its US Based Counterpart, the Indian Kicks is based on a more rugged platform that underpins Renault Duster and Captur. Thus, making it more suitable for Indian Roads.
The Indian Kicks is powered by the 2 Engine options. Both the engines are tried and tested and underpin the Renault Captur. The Petrol one is the 1.5 Litre, 4-Cylinder Motor that puts out 106PS of power and 142Nm Torque with a 5-speed Manual Transmission. While the Diesel Motor with 1.5 Litre Capacity churns out 110PS and 240Nm Torque with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission. ABS, EBD, Brake Assist and Dual Front Airbags are standard across the variants.
Nissan Kicks looks refreshing and its stance is more SUV-Like, that we Indians look for in an SUV. The True Fate of Kicks will only be determined when it is launched but the feature list on offer is great and would surely be admired by the buyers. It could be a worthy Hyundai Creta Rival which is the segment’s most popular and feature loaded SUV. Ultimately the most important thing is the pricing. If Nissan could price it well, it can sell in good numbers.