Nissan India is all set to launch the new Kicks five-seater SUV in the country. The India-spec Nissan Kicks was first unveiled back in October 2018 and the Indian market immediately starting having a liking towards the quirky SUV. On the other hand, the global-spec Nissan Kicks came to the market at least two years prior to its Indian debut. Catch the LIVE launch updates below:
The Nissan Kicks we are getting in India is not just a cost-cut version of its international sibling. Instead, it has been developed keeping the Indian driving requirements and road conditions in mind. To make things more interesting, the Nissan Kicks's Indian version is actually bigger than the one sold in foreign markets.
We have already driven the new Nissan Kicks and were left impressed by the driving dynamics offered by it. To know every detail of the five-seater SUV, check out our First Drive Review Of The Nissan Kicks.
As per reports, the Nissan Kicks will be a replacement to the ageing Terrano. In this regard, the Kicks also comes with a host of comfort and safety equipment on the inside; something which the Nissan Terrano lacks by a good margin.
Expected prices for the Nissan Kicks is in the range of Rs 11 – 15 lakh ex-showroom (Delhi). Bookings were already started last month for an amount of Rs 25,000.
Once launched, the Nissan Kicks will be a strong rival to the Hyundai Creta, Mahindra XUV500, Renault Captur and even the upcoming Tata Harrier.
Here Are The LIVE Launch Updates Of The Nissan Kicks:
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The "Progressive SUV"
The new Nissan Kicks promises a lot when it comes to features and driving dynamics. During our first drive, we instantly felt something unique about the SUV.
The Like-it-Or-Hate-It Design
The iconic Nissan 'V-Motion' grille, 'boomerang' headlamps and the interestingly-unusual side profile of the Nissan Kicks certainly look special.
The interiors of the new Nissan Kicks are nothing short of premium, and has a neat mix of leather, metal and good-quality plastics.
Modern & Functional Elements
The instrument console on the Nissan Kicks features a digital-analogue layout. It looks quite appealing to the eye and packs a lot of functions as well.
Segment-First 360-Degree Camera
Dubbed as the Around View Monitor, the Nissan Kicks's 360-degree parking camera is a first-in-segment feature, which is gaining popularity throughout the industry.
Available In Both Petrol And Diesel Formats
The new Nissan Kicks can be bought either with a petrol or a diesel engine. The 1.5-litre diesel makes 108bhp and 240Nm of torque. On the other hand, the 1.5-litre petrol unit produces 104bhp and 142Nm.
No News About An Automatic Variant
The Nissan Kicks gets a manual transmission as the standard choice — 6-speed for the diesel variant and 5-speed for the petrol. Regarding an automatic variant, nothing has been shared yet.
Equipment Shared With Global Nissan Models
Nissan India shared that many of the equipment and components used in the Kicks are shared with various other premium models from the Japanese brand. For instance, the 8.0-inch touchscreen unit is borrowed straight from the 2019 Nissan Altima sedan.
The Launch Event Has Started
The launch of the new Nissan Kicks will happen soon.
Nissan Officials Welcome The Gathering
The officials from Nissan India and Nissan Global give a warm welcome to the audience gathered at the launch event.
The Market Strategy For The Japanese Brand
Nissan shares its aggressive market strategy on a global scale. Africa, the Middle East and India will be their key locations of interest.
More Updates On Business
Nissan India has not been doing that well recently, and with the Kicks, the brand aims to regain some of the lost market space.
Detailed Business Plan For India
For the reason mentioned above, Nissan India has crafted an effective market strategy for India.
The Achievements So Far
Even though not representing a major portion of the Indian market compared to its competitors, Nissan still managed to achieve commendable progress in the past few years.
"Let's Talk About The Nissan Kicks"
Thomas Kuehl, President of Nissan India Operations talks about the new Kicks SUV and how it stands apart from the rest.
The GRAPHENE Body Structure
The new Nissan Kicks boasts of a unique GRAPHENE (Gravity-philic Energy Absorption) body structure. It promises better impact absorption in the event of a collision.
More About The Features
The Nissan Kicks does come with a lot in terms of equipment. The company is sharing details of the same.
New Connectivity Options
The brand's NissanConnect smartphone app lets you access an array of functionalities such as service booking and reminders, drive alerts, tow-away alert, vehicle health (engine, battery and brake) and door lock/unlock status.
Immense Interest In The Product
Ever since the Nissan Kicks was unveiled, their company website has been getting a lot of traffic.
Four Colour Choices
The Nissan Kicks will be available in only four colour choices: Pearl White/Amber Orange, Pearl White/Onyx Black, Bronze Grey/Amber Orange and Fire Red/Onyx Black; all of them being dual-tone.
Finally, The SUV Has Been Launched
The new Nissan Kicks has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 9,55 lakh ex-showroom (for the base petrol variant).
Compelling Maintenance Packages
The new Nissan Kicks is offered with a compelling maintenance bundle — 3-year warranty + 3-year/24x7 roadside assistance and 3-year service maintenance.
This Is The Nissan Kicks!
What do you think of the new Nissan Kicks? We have already shared the detailed launch article at www.drivespark.com. To know every detail of the SUV, checked out our comprehensive review of the Nissan Kicks.