Nissan is coming to hit the SUV market with its Indian spec model of Kicks! The company has already been testing the SUV for the Indian conditions, and now we have official confirmation that Nissan will unveil Nissan Kicks in India in October this year. The company will unveil on 18th October 2018. But the price announcements will be made sometime around January next year.
The car will look mostly like the model sold abroad. But the Indian model will sit on the top of a different platform. The Indian model will sit on a platform which is much similar to Terrano SUV. The Terrano has a slightly larger platform than other SUVs, and thus Indian model of Kicks will feature more legroom and luggage space as the Terrano has a slightly wider wheelbase and is longer also.
Nissan Kicks is set to come in 5 seater layout and will feature almost similar interiors like the international models. Therefore, we can see a full feature packed cabin with an 8-inch infotainment system. Also, we can see some other additional features in the Indian model as well.
The car’s engine in Indian version will come with the 1.5-litre 110hp diesel and a 1.5-litre petrol motor. For the diesel version, there will be a six-speed gearbox, and for petrol, the car will come with a five-speed gearbox. Also, there will be a CVT variant for the petrol model as well.
The price range for the Kicks should be around 9.4 lakhs to 15 lakhs (ex-showroom) which will mean that the car will take on the Hyundai Creta in the SUV segment in the Indian market. The actual price range will be available in January next year as already stated.