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Nissan Reveals New SUV 'Kicks' In India, Launch In 2019

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| October 20 , 2018 , 12:38 IST

Nissan Motors revealed the looks of it’s all-new compact SUV ‘Kicks’. The car is slated to launch in India next year in the month of January.

From the house of Nissan, the all-new 2018 Kicks’ compact SUV has finally made its debut in India. The Indian specification model will be a lot different from the international model based on the B0 platform as the Terrano, compared to the former that is based on Nissan's V platform.

The Nissan Kicks is being developed at the new Nissan Design Centre and will be manufactured at Renault and Nissan's jointly owned plant, both located in Chennai.

This particular model is also bigger than its global counterpart in terms of dimensions, measuring 4384 mm in length, 1813 mm in width, and 1656 mm in height. The SUV will come with a wheelbase of 2673 mm and a ground clearance of 200 mm.

On the front, the Kicks features, Nissan's signature V-motion grille, flanked by large sweptback headlamps with sharp boomerang-shaped LED daytime running lamps. Below we have a wide central air dam and sliver chin spoiler and extended claddings on either side that house the sleek LED foglamps.

The Kicks also come with twin five-spoke alloy wheels, along with a stylish roof with colour contrast. On the other hand, the rear comes with a set of sharp LED taillamps and a muscular rear bumper.

Under the hood, Nissan Kicks will feature both petrol and diesel engines for the Indian market. In fact, the engines have been borrowed from Niss an's existing compact SUV Terrano.it's still not confirmed whether the Kicks will get an automatic version or not.

The petrol version gets the 1.6-litre, four-cylinder engine offering 103 bhp, while the diesel option gets the tried and tested 1.5-litre oil burner that comes in two states of tune - 84 bhp and 108 bhp. The Nissan Kicks is slated to be launched in India in January 2019, and it will mainly compete in India with Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur.