|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||1498cc||Manual||106PS @ 5600RPM||142NM @ 4000RPM||15kmpl|
|diesel||1461cc||Manual||110PS @ 3850RPM||240NM @ 1750RPM||20kmpl|
The Kicks is an all-new crossover SUV, offered by the Japanese car maker Nissan. Wit its new-age appearance and segment-first features, it is built to compete against the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the Renault Captur. The Kicks is offered with the choice of either a petrol or diesel unit, both of which are mated to a manual transmission only.
The Nissan Kicks is a stylish looking crossover SUV, which gets a blacked-out grille with a Nissan logo upfront. The logo has been embedded with a camera which relays back a 360-degree view of the vehicle on the infotainment display. A bold looking grille gets accentuated with chrome. Illumination duties are taken care by aggressive looking projector headlamps with halogen bulbs and a boomerang-shaped LED DRL. Within the bumper, fog lamps are embedded into a blacked out insert and a faux-skid plate sits at the bottom to complete the picture.
The vehicle sits on sporty looking, dual-tone, 17-inch alloy wheels. The crossover SUV also features automatically adjustable ORVM with integrated side indicators on both the sides, along with body colour door handles. The Nissan Kicks feels upmarket and looks chic, courtesy of a contrasting shade for the roof, aluminium roof rails and a shark-fin antenna at the top. The pictures gets completed with some pretty looking body lines at the rear, sporty looking combi-taillight, rear wiper and Nissan Kicks badging.
On the inside, the all-new Nissan Kicks gets a dual-tone cabin. Infotainment needs are handled by an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system which is Apple Car Play and Android Auto compliant. The driver can access the infotainment system with the help of steering mounted controls. The Nissan Kicks offers practical amount of storage spaces which consists of bottle holders, side pockets and a cooled glovebox. It also offers ample amount of legroom and headroom to effortlessly accommodate 5-passengers at a time. The Automatic A/C works really well in chilling out the car's cabin in no time, with the help of rear A/C vents on a hot sunny day. A smart looking twin-pod instrument console is also on offer which consists of a tachometer on the left, a fuel gauge on the right, and a horizontally placed digital speedometer. A small TFT digital display is also a part of instrument console, which displays the information about distance covered, time and the average economy of the vehicle. The Nissan Kicks gets features like cruise control, 360-degree camera and some leather and piano black accents on the dash and much more.
The Nissan Kicks is built on a sturdy and impact absorbing body frame which makes it a safe car to be seated in. The crossover SUV offers safety features like ABS with EBD, VDC ( Vehicle Dynamic Control), front fog lamps with cornering function, up to four airbags, cruise control, hill start assist, rear parking sensors, 360-degree camera, follow-me-home headlamps and speed sensing door lock/unlock.
Under the hood, the Nissan Kicks is powered by a 1.5-litre H4K petrol mill, which develops 106 ps @5600 rpm and 142 Nm @4000 rpm. It comes paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 1.5-litre K9K diesel unit is also on offer. It churns out respective power and torque output of 110 ps @3850 rpm and 240 Nm @1750 rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual gearbox for both the motors. Currently, there is no choice of an automatic.
Both the petrol and diesel engines powering the Nissan Kicks feel punchy and have been around as tried-and-tested units. Nissan has worked hard to keep NVH ( Noise Vibration and Harshness) levels low and it shows once the car is on the move. Since it is a crossover, the Nissan Kicks is adept at handling mild off-road situations too, and is an effortless soft-roader. Both the engines are fuel-efficient and are known to return high fuel economy numbers.
Nissan Kicks price starts from INR 9.55 Lakh to INR 14.65 Lakh.
The Nissan Kicks comes in a segment which has seen no new launch since quite some time. The Duster is coming to the end of its life cycle and the new generation is still some time away. The Renault Captur despite the best efforts of the company was not able to sell in huge numbers. The Kicks, however, if priced right looks promising enough to bring this segment back to life. We drove the Kicks for quite an extended period of time and here is an in-depth video review of the car. Due to time restraints, it was not possible to edit this video so we do apologise for that in advance.