Nissan Kicks was first brought to India in 2019. The car was targeted against products like Hyundai Creta and Renault Duster. Nissan was the first brand in the segment to offer a 360-degree camera. The product was strong but could not perform for the brand. Last year, Nissan unveiled the latest update of the Kicks in international markets. With a facelift of the car around, we do see Nissan bringing it to India as well. Today’s article will deal with the updated Rs 12 Lakh Japanese SUV and look at what new has been added to the car.
Rs 12 Lakh Japanese SUV design
The Nissan Kicks has received subtle changes with the latest update which come together to give it a refreshed look. The headlights have been made much sharp and minor tweaking has been done to the fog lamps. The front grille from the current car has been kicked out, only to be replaced by a much bigger grille which occupies a major chunk of the front fascia. On the rear, the Kicks gets the same tail lamps but with a new LED pattern inside. The rear bumper has also been subtly reworked upon. For a refresh, the SUV is expected to come with three new colours options as well.
Rs 12 Lakh Japanese SUV specifications
In foreign markets, the new Kicks comes powered by a hybrid engine, called ‘e-Power System’. A 1.2-litre naturally aspirated engine coupled with an electric motor makes a total of 127bhp and 270 Nm of torque. However, we are not sure what the brand might bring to India. Looking at Nissan’s habit of pushing features that are unique, we might get to see the hybrid system in India. Or, the brand could just end up reworking upon the 1.3-litre & 1.5-litre engines to make more power. We will have to wait to see what the brand decides.
The Kicks now comes with updated features that will help it compete with rival cars. The car now gets a new 7.0-inch semi-digital instrument cluster, heated ORVMs, reworked multi-function steering wheel with new button layout, digital AC panel for added convenience, 10 airbags, premium sound system by BOSE and a new touchscreen infotainment system with a protruding setup. The car also gets advanced features like lane departure warning, high beam assist, radar-based blind-spot warning system and a few others. We, however, are not sure if Nissan would be bringing these features to India as well.
As of now, we do not have any confirmation from the brand regarding the launch of the Nissan Kicks. However, we do expect Nissan to bring the new Kicks to India maybe later this year, as the car deserves another chance.
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