About NISSAN KICKS
The new Nissan Kicks will be launched in India in January 2019 and will be slightly different from the one that is sold internationally. The model will be the first of many new products across the Nissan and Datsun brand, which the company plans to introduce over the next few years. The Kicks SUV is already on sale internationally and is based on the V-platform.
Nissan Kicks Preview
Nissan Motor has released the first sketches of the upcoming Kicks compact SUV. The Nissan Kicks has been confirmed for an Indian launched in India in January 2019. The model will be the first of many new products across the Nissan and Datsun brand, which the company plans to introduce over the next few years. The Kicks SUV is already on sale internationally and is based on the V-platform. The India-spec version though will be based on the B0 that also underpins the Renault Duster and Capture, as well as the Nissan Terrano. As a result, the India spec Nissan Kicks is expected to sport a longer wheelbase than the international version, while also making way for improved cabin space and boot capacity. The design though will be in-line with Nissan’s global design language featuring the V-motion front grille. The sketches reveal beefed wheel arches, raked A-pillar and an agile stance on the compact SUV. Also, expect to see LED-equipped headlamps and boomerang-shaped tail lights.
The Nissan Kicks will be positioned as a premium offering in the company’s stable and will be positioned above the Terrano. The mechanical configuration is likely to be the same as the Renault Capture with power will come from the 1.5-litre diesel engine that is tuned to produce 108 bhp and 240 Nm of peak torque, while paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 1.5-litre petrol with 106 bhp is also likely to be on offer. It needs to be seen if Nissan will introduce the automatic version of the Kicks at the time of the launch.
Nissan Kicks Dimensions
The Nissan Kicks SUV sold globally is 4295 mm long, 1760 mm wide and the wheelbase stands at 2619 mm. Now, these dimensions will differ in the India-specific model. Expect the length to be around 30 mm more, and the wheelbase too will go up by almost 54 mm, which means there will be more space between the wheels and that also translates into more legroom for the rear passengers.
The Nissan Kicks wheels
The Nissan Kicks comes with 17 inches 5 spoke alloy wheels