19 Oct 2018: All-new Nissan Kicks SUV unveiled in India; launches early 2019
Nissan has finally taken wraps off the Indian variant of the Kicks subcompact SUV.
This all-new model, bound to launch in January next year, is significantly different from the international variant of Kicks that is already available in other markets.
Notably, the India-specific Kicks will be locally manufactured at Renault and Nissan's jointly owned plant in Chennai.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: Nissan Kicks (India variant): At a glance
Based on the company's B0 platform, the India-specific variant is bigger than the global variants with a wheelbase of 2,673mm and a ground clearance of over 200mm.
Up front, the subcompact SUV sports the signature V-motion grille, large projector headlights with boomerang-shaped DRLs, extended claddings and sharp LED foglamps.
At the rear, there's distinct LED taillamps, curved tailgate, and a large bumper with diffuser.
Interiors: Inside the cabin
Nissan has confirmed that the Indian bound Kicks will have slightly tweaked interiors and a roomier cabin than its international counterpart - thanks to the larger frame.
Moreover, the automaker has said the car will come equipped with a bunch of connectivity features specific to the Indian market.
Engine and power: Under the hood
The India-specific Nissan Kicks will share the petrol and diesel engine available on Nissan's Terrano along with transmission options of 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual, and an AMT unit.
The petrol model will be powered by a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine which delivers 103bhp, while the diesel variant will get the 1.5-liter mill that churns out 84bhp or 108bhp depending on the tuning.