The 5-seater SUV has been conceptualized, designed and implemented at the Nissan Design Center and manufactured at the Nissan-Renault facility in Chennai. It will be bigger than the global variant measuring 4,384 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width and 1,656 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,673 mm and ground clearance of 200 mm.
The new Nissan Kicks gets a new design and solid frame. The body can absorb impact due to GRAPHENE (Gravity-philic Energy Absorption) body structure to ensure a smooth ride to tackle Indian roads in particular.
The new Nissan Kicks will be offered in both diesel and petrol motor shared from the Nissan Terrano. The 1.6 litre, 4-cylinder petrol motor will churn 103 bhp of max power and 245 Nm of peak torque while the 1.5-litre diesel power-plant will deliver 84 bhp and 108 bhp as it will be available in two tuned offerings. The diesel engine will be either a 6-speed manual or 6 speed AMT, while the petrol motor will be mated to a 5-speed manual or CVT.
On the outside, it will be adorned by boomerang-shaped LED DRLs, a new Nissan signature V-Motion grille, new sweptback headlights and a wide central air dam, extended cladding on either side, a floating roof in contrast colours, silver chin spoiler and twin 5-spoke 17” alloy wheels enclosed in 215/60-section rubber. The new Nissan Kicks SUV will sport sharp rear LED tail lights, a sculpted tailgate and larger rear bumper with diffuser. The interior will boast advanced technology and connectivity features and will be spacious than its global variant.
The new Nissan Kicks is expected in India by January 2019 to rival the 5-seater SUVs like Hyundai Creta and the much-awaited Tata Harrier.