Nissan Motor India had revealed its new SUV, Kicks, in October. The compact SUV has been earmarked for launch in January 2019 and bookings will be open from December 14 (Friday).
Nissan had revealed only the exterior of India-spec Kicks in October. Now, the Japanese carmaker has revealed the interior, top features and engine specifications of its upcoming SUV that will lock horn against Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur and Maruti Suzuki S-cross.
Nissan Kicks gets dual-tone black and brown interior with leather on the dashboard and door panels. The side AC vents and steering wheel get silver touches. Between the two rectangular ac vents at the centre of dash houses 8.0-inch touch floating infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility.
The touchscreen also doubles as a display for the 360-degree surround-view camera. The SUV boasts of a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. The instrument cluster gets analogue dials for the tachometer and fuel gauge, with a digital speedometer and a MID unit at the centre.
Kicks comes packed with six-way (manually) adjustable driver seat, cruise control, hill-start assist, push-button start/stop and an Eco driving mode. It also gets LED projector headlamps and the front fog lamps have a cornering function.
There are no surprises under the hood. Kicks shares 106bhp, 1.6-litre petrol, and 110bhp, 1.5-litre diesel engines with Terrano. The petrol version will come mated to a 5-speed manual as standard while the latter will get a 6-speed manual.
India-spec Kicks is based on the low-cost M0 platform. The Kicks measures 4,384 mm in length, 1,813 mm in width, and 1,656 mm in height making it bigger than the international-spec model in terms of dimensions.
The India-spec model comes with a slightly tweaked front bumper with a pair of faux air inlets above the fog lights and an aluminium skid plate. In line with international-spec Kicks, the Indian model also gets V-motion front grille, large sweptback headlamps and boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lamps and others.