The 2019 Nissan Kicks was launched in India on Tuesday with an initial price tag of Rs 9.55 lakh for the base XL petrol variant and going up to Rs 14.65 lakh for the top-end XV Premium+ diesel variant (all prices ex-showroom, Delhi).
The 2019 Kicks features some sharp and edgy additions to its design including the V-shaped grille with a thick chrome border and sweptback headlamps, giving the Kicks an enhanced and sleek look. The crossover stance with the contrasted roof and body contribute to the youthful and sporty demeanor of the SUV.
The 2019 Nissan Kicks rides gets 17-inch alloys along with a ground clearance of 210 mm. It also gets a bunch of new features which include the automatic LED projector headlamps and leather upholstery all around the cabin. The cabin also gets an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers smartphone integration in the form of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. There is auto climate control on offer along with cruise control as well. On the safety part, Nissan has offered 4 airbags, ABS with EBD and brake assist, hill start assist and a first-in-segment 360 degree camera view too.
The Nissan Kicks is larger than its biggest rival, Hyundai Creta in all aspects. The Kicks has a length of 4,384 mm as compared to a 4,270 mm long Creta and a width of 1,813 mm, height of 1,651 mm and a wheelbase is 2,673 mm against a 1,780 mm wide, 1,665 mm tall and a 2,590mm wheelbase Creta.
Nissan Kicks will be built on the Renault Duster’s M0 platform, with updates, in India unlike the Micra platform globally.
The Nissan Kicks shares its heart with the Renault Duster with a 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel engines. The petrol engine churns out 104 bhp and 142 Nm of peak torque while the diesel engine is tuned to churn out 108 bhp and 240 Nm of peak torque.
The petrol engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox while the diesel gets a 6-speed unit. Nissan is not offering any automatic options as of now.
Bookings for the new Nissan Kicks have already begun.