Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

Nissan India has started the production of their upcoming five-seater SUV, the Kicks, at the brand's Chennai facility. The new Nissan Kicks SUV will be launched in India in January 2019. There is also a rumour that it is a replacement to the current Nissan Terrano.

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

The Nissan Kicks follows the brand's latest design philosophy with the bold front-end styling and muscular creases. The design team has coined some terms such as a "Dynamic Sonic Plus line", wheel-oriented stance and a distinctive three-dimensional presence; regarding the looks of the Nissan Kicks.

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

From the pictures, it is evident that the Kicks has got enough ground clearance to take on the bad roads. The Nissan Kicks rides on 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, unlike the Terrano which rides on 16-inch wheels.

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

Besides this, the Nissan Kicks also gets a unique and safe body structure. The majority of the body comprises of graphene (Gravity-philicEnergy Absorption; as Nissan calls it) and boasts of a higher resistance to impacts (through absorption).

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

The Nissan Kicks will be available in both petrol and diesel formats. Global variants of the Nissan Kicks get a 1.6-litre petrol unit, but we expect the Indian version to make use of the Terrano's 1.5-litre mill. The petrol engine in the Terrano makes 102bhp and 145Nm of torque, and is mated to a five-speed manual.

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

On the other hand, the Nissan Kicks diesel will have a 1.5-litre unit, but in two states of tune: 84bhp/200Nm and 109bhp/245Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. There will also be an automatic variant on offer.

Nissan Kicks Production Started In India — Launch In January 2019

Thoughts On The Nissan Kicks

The new Nissan Kicks is currently one of the most anticipated mid-size five-seater SUVs on the market. The Nissan Terrano is quite outdated now and is in dire need of a replacement. At an expected starting price of close to Rs 12 lakh, the Nissan Kicks will be a good SUV option you can make.

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Article Published On: Monday, November 19, 2018, 11:18 [IST]
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