The Nissan Kicks SUV was showcased yesterday and it was the primary time that we received to see the India-spec mannequin. The Kicks is the third SUV to be launched into India; the primary two being the X-Path and the Terrano. The Terrano won’t have loved a lot success within the nation, however Nissan India is banking on the Kicks SUV to determine itself as a formidable participant within the Indian automotive business. The corporate has large plans for its development right here and the Kicks SUV will play a eager function in serving to the Japanese automotive maker obtain this objective. The Kicks is a compact SUV and can sit above the Terrano. Although the badge is one which Nissan makes use of globally, the Kicks coming to India has been developed for India and in India. The corporate’s design centre in Chennai, has had rather a lot to do with the design of the automotive in order to make it India particular. Whereas the worldwide spec model of the Kicks is predicated on the V platform, the India model of the automotive continues to be constructed on the B0 platform and meaning it is constructed on the identical platform because the Terrano and the Renault Captur.
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The Kicks SUV will probably be launched in India in January 2019 and although there are only a few particulars that the corporate has supplied, it can go up towards the likes of the Renault Captur and even the section chief – the Hyundai Creta. We check out the specs of the vehicles to see the place the brand new entrant – Kicks – stands compared to these established gamers
The Nissan Kicks SUV will get a tall stance and new 17 inch alloy wheels
As we instructed you earlier, that is the India-spec mannequin of the Kicks is longer, wider and taller than the one bought globally and this places the Kicks in a formidable place compared to its rivals. Among the many three vehicles, the Nissan Kicks is the longest. At 4384 mm in size, the Kicks SUV is longer than even the Renault Captur (a automotive which is predicated on the identical platform because the Kicks). The Captur is 4329 mm lengthy whereas the Hyundai Creta is available in third place with a size of 4270 mm which is near greater than 100 mm shorter than the Kicks.
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So far as width is worried, the Kicks and the Captur have an identical figures of 1813 mm. The Hyundai Creta falls brief on this division too because it’s simply 1780 mm vast. Nevertheless, the place the Creta garners some factors is the peak division. The Creta is taller than the Captur by a great 11 mm, nevertheless, Nissan has been capable of higher that too. Now, right here you’ll count on to be as tall because the Captur but it surely is not; it is taller. The Kicks SUV stands tall at 1656 mm which is 37 mm greater than the Renault Captur and 26 mm greater than the Creta.
The Renault Captur is predicated on the identical B0 platform because the Nissan Kicks
So far as wheelbase is worried, the Captur and the Kicks once more have an identical numbers – 2673 mm which is 83 mm greater than what the Creta has to supply. We wait to see how Nissan performs with the seating place and if the additional size interprets into extra space for rear seat passengers or boot area.
The Hyundai Creta comes with a number of options and extra highly effective engines too
There’s rather a lot but to be recognized in regards to the Kicks and that features engine choices and have choices. We count on the engines to be carried ahead from the Captur and these would be the identical 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engines that do obligation on the Terrano and Captur – 104 bhp, 1.5-litre petrol and the 108 bhp, 1.5-litre diesel engine. Whereas the petrol is mated to a 5-speed handbook gearbox the diesel will get a 6-speed gearbox for the diesel possibility. Right here we count on Nissan to herald a CVT possibility however that has but to be finalised however this may definitely put it proper up there. It is going to nevertheless, not be essentially the most highly effective automotive within the lot because the Creta is accessible with a selection of three engine choices, particularly, 1.Four-litre CRDi diesel that makes 89 bhp and 200 Nm of peak torque, the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel that develops 126 bhp and 260 Nm of torque and the 1.6-litre VTVT petrol engine that makes 121 bhp and develops 155 Nm. The 1.Four-litre diesel solely will get a 6-speed handbook gearbox, whereas the 1.6-litre diesel and the 1.6-litre petrol fashions will be purchased both with a 6-speed handbook or a 6-speed computerized transmission.