The upcoming 2019 Nissan Kicks compact SUV can be unveiled in India in October 2018, sources within the know advised Carandbike. Some of the vital merchandise to return from the Japanese carmaker, the brand new India-spec Kicks is slated to be launched in India in January 2019, nevertheless, the dates for the revealing and the launch are but to be finalised. It is going to be the primary all-new mannequin to be launched by the carmaker in India after the Nissan Terrano, which was launched in 2013, making it all of the extra vital for the corporate. Up on launch, the brand new Nissan Kicks will primarily compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Suzuki S-Cross.
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As already confirmed by the corporate, the India-spec Nissan Kicks can be loads totally different from the worldwide mannequin. For starters, the SUV can be based mostly on the identical B0 platform because the Terrano, Renault Duster and the brand new Captur, and has been developed on the new Nissan Design Centre, situated in Chennai. Moreover, the India-bound Kicks can even be barely larger than its worldwide counterpart and is predicted to return with a roomier cabin, and a bunch of technical options for connectivity that can be particular to the Indian market.
Nevertheless, the styling, for probably the most half, can be similar to the Kicks bought within the Brazilian market, as indicated by the lately launched teaser sketch. The Kicks will include the corporate’s signature V-motion grille, giant sweptback headlamps with LED daytime operating lamps, together with a large central airdam and LED foglamps on both finish. The rear, alternatively, will include a set of sharp LED taillamps, sculpted tailgate, and a beefy rear bumper with diffuser. We additionally anticipate the India-bound kicks to retain the floating roof design with twin tone color remedy.
Underneath the hood, the India-spec Nissan Kicks is prone to borrow the present 1.6-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel engines from the Terrano, whereas transmission choices will presumably embrace a 5-speed guide, 6-speed guide and an AMT unit as nicely. Just like the Terrano and Duster, the brand new Kicks can even be manufactured at Renault-Nissan’s collectively owned Chennai plant and is predicted to be launched with a price ticket within the vary of Rs. 11 lakh to Rs. 16 lakh (ex-showroom).