In 2016, Nissan unveiled the Kicks for the global market. In India, the new compact SUV will be underpinned by the same platform of the Duster and Terrano.
The Kicks will be slotted above the Terrano and will take on the upcoming Renault Captur which is also based on the same platform. Nissan has not revealed the technical details of the new compact SUV.
The Kicks is likely to draw power from a 1.5-litre diesel engine or the 1.6-litre motor developed for the Captur. Nissan might also offer the recently introduced 1.5-litre petrol engine on the Duster with a CVT gearbox.
On the exterior, the Kicks features a funky design with floating roof design and dual-tone colours. The interior is equipped a dual-tone theme dashboard, touchscreen infotainment system and flat-bottom steering wheel.
Nissan was supposed to showcase the Kicks at the 2018 Auto Expo, but the automaker will not be participating in the Expo. The compact SUV is likely to be launched in the Indian market in 2018.
The compact SUV is the most coveted segment in India. The Kicks will be a premium offering in the segment with a price range of around Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh. So, the compact SUV will rival the likes of Hyundai Creta and the upcoming Renault Captur.