The all-new 2018 Nissan Kicks compact SUV has lastly made its India debut and what you see right here is the India-spec mannequin. Whereas globally the Kicks has been on sale for some time now, the India-spec mannequin will likely be lots completely different from the worldwide mannequin for it is primarily based on the B0 platform because the Terrano, in comparison with the previous that’s primarily based on Nissan’s V platform. The India-spec Nissan Kicks is slated to be launched in India in January 2019, and it’ll primarily compete in India with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur.
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The India-spec Nissan Kicks is being developed on the new Nissan Design Centre and will likely be manufactured at Renault and Nissan’s collectively owned plant, each positioned in Chennai. This specific mannequin can be greater than its international counterpart by way of dimensions, measuring 4384 mm in size, 1813 mm in width, and 1656 mm in top. The SUV will include a wheelbase of 2673 mm and a floor clearance in extra of 200 mm.
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Up entrance, the Kicks SUV options, Nissan’s signature V-motion grille, flanked by massive sweptback headlamps with sharp boomerang-shaped LED daytime operating lamps. Beneath now we have a large central airdam and sliver chin spoiler and prolonged claddings on both facet that home the modern LED foglamps. The Kicks additionally include a set of twin-five-spoke alloy wheels, together with a floating roof in distinction hue. The rear, however, comes with a set of sharp LED taillamps, sculpted tailgate, and a beefy rear bumper with diffuser.
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As we speak, we solely obtained to see the outside of the brand new Nissan Kicks, nevertheless, the corporate has beforehand confirmed that the Indian-spec mannequin will get a roomier cabin and a bunch of technical options for connectivity that will likely be particular to the Indian market. The inside design and styling can be anticipated to be barely completely different in comparison with the worldwide spec fashions.
Below the hood, the India spec Nissan Kicks will characteristic each petrol and diesel engines for the Indian market. The truth is, the engines have been borrowed from Nissan’s present compact SUV Terrano. The petrol model will get the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine providing 103 bhp, whereas the diesel choice will get the tried and examined 1.5-litre oil burner that is available in two states of tune – 84 bhp and 108 bhp. The Kicks, nevertheless, may solely include the extra highly effective model of the diesel engine. Transmission choices for the Terrano embody a 5-speed guide, 6-speed guide and an AMT unit, though, it is nonetheless not confirmed whether or not the Kicks will get an computerized model or not.