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Nissan Kicks SUV teased, to rival Hyundai Creta in India

Team OD  | Updated: August 21, 2019, 11:12 AM IST

Nissan India has released a teaser clip of its all-new offering, the Kicks SUV.  The Japanese automobile manufacturer recently revealed its India-centric plans which stated that the company will launch new products, strengthen the Nissan and Datsun brands, expand its dealership network, optimise flexible manufacturing and strengthen R&D facilities. It is already known that the Nissan Kicks SUV will be launched in India in early 2019 and will be based on the same platform that underpins the Renault Capture in India. However, since Nissan is the more premium brand over Renault, we expect the Nissan Kicks SUV to be positioned over the Renault Capture and also be equipped with more premium features.

The Indian version of the Kicks is expected to look identical to the Kicks sold in international markets

The Indian version of the Kicks is expected to look identical to the Kicks sold in international markets though it might differ from the international version under its skin. The reason behind this is the fact that Nissan is keen on localising the Kicks for India heavily, so as to be able to price it competitively. Goes without saying, pricing will be crucial to the Kicks' success in India, especially since it will compete with successful players like the Hyundai Creta, as also the slightly larger and slightly more expensive Mahindra XUV500 here.

Pricing will be crucial to the Nissan Kicks' success in India

The powertrains that will be offered in the Nissan Kicks SUV should be Renault's tried and tested 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine and 1.5-litre petrol motor. That said, Nissan could also look at plonking the 1.6-litre petrol engine into the Kicks for India, considering the motor is employed in the Brazilian version of the Kicks currently. More importantly, the Kicks is expected to boast of a more elaborate feature list in India, including a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

Also see: Tata Harrier vs Hyundai Creta vs Mahindra XUV500 vs Jeep Compass Comparo Video

Also see: Nissan Kicks v Hyundai Creta v Renault Captur v Maruti Suzuki S-Cross Comparison test Video

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1353cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
115
Max Torque(Nm)
242
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1330cc
Transmission
CVT
Max Power(ps)
106
Max Torque(Nm)
254
Mileage
14.23 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15.6 Lakhs
Displacement
1956cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
-NA-
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
17.1 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 12.23 Lakhs
Displacement
2179cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
140
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 8.39 Lakhs
Displacement
1462cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
105
Max Torque(Nm)
138
Mileage
18.55 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 9.5 Lakhs
Displacement
1498cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
106
Max Torque(Nm)
145
Mileage
-NA-
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 13.69 Lakhs
Displacement
1956cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
170
Max Torque(Nm)
350
Mileage
-NA-
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