The Nissan Kicks has been revealed in its production guise which exhibits an urban crossover design and is expected to launch in India later next year.
Nissan had introduced the Kicks compact crossover at the 2014 Sao Paulo Auto Show in its concept form. The carmaker showcased their new design direction that is quite edgy, sharp and youthful. The production version has now been revealed and the styling has been toned down to a certain extent, which looks quite apparent at first glance. The silhouette remains unchanged though and it looks like a proper urban crossover for the young generation.
The front profile gets relatively big headlamps while the grille remains the same as the concept. The front bumper looked rugged on the concept version compared to the sporty yet subtle styling of the production car. The side profile gets some aggressive cuts and creases along with a shiny set of multi-spoke alloy wheels. This specific grey colour comes with an orange contrasting roof, which looks quite tastefully done.
The rear is inspired by the current range of Nissan SUVs, especially the X-Trail with those familiar tail-lamp cluster and a curved out boot section. While the specifications haven’t been officially revealed, the Nissan Kicks is said to be powered by a 1.6-litre flex fuel engine that uses a combination of petrol and ethanol. It will be mated to a CVT transmission for optimum fuel efficiency.
The Nissan Kicks will be available initially in the Brazilian market, where it will be manufactured and soon exported to different countries including the US. We expect Nissan to launch the Kicks in India late next year. It measures more than four metres in length so it will compete with the Renault Duster, Hyundai Creta and the likes in India. The Japanese automaker has promised to launch new and exciting cars in India and we believe the Nissan Kicks will be one of them to help build the brand in our country.
Nissan Kicks Production Version
– Nissan Kicks production spec car revealed with new styling details
– It will be manufactured and launched in Brazil first
– It will be powered by a flex-fuel engine
– It is expected to be launched in India in 2017