Overdrive Dec 14, 2018 18:16:25 IST
Nissan India has started accepting bookings for the recently unveiled 2019 Nissan Kicks SUV. Customers can book the new SUV at all Nissan dealerships or on the company website by paying Rs 25,000 as an initial payment.
Unlike the American-market Kicks, the India-spec Kicks is based on the M0 platform, Renault-Nissan's lower-cost alternative for developing markets, and the same one on which the Nissan Terrano, Renault Captur and Duster are based.
The popular K9K 1.5-litre diesel and H4K 1.5-litre petrol, both only offered with manual gearboxes and as two-wheel drive are available on the Kicks. The 1,461cc diesel makes 110PS@3,850rpm and 240Nm@1,750rpm, mated to a six-speed manual. The 1,498cc petrol produces 106PS@5,600rpm and 142Nm@4,000rpm, with a five-speed instead.
The Kicks also comes with a few segment-first features. These include the leather covered dashboard and the 360-degree view camera. Other notable features are rain sensing wipers, cruise control, cornering lamps, a cooled glove box, Android/Apple integration for the infotainment, smartphone app integration with Nissan Connect, quilted leather seats, and standard climate control for all variants. Its safety equipment includes ABS, EBD, two airbags, hill start assist and traction control.
Commenting on the announcement, Hardeep Singh Brar, director of sales and commercial at Nissan Motors India said, "The new Nissan KICKS is a testimony to our commitment to bring the best of global products and technology to our customers in India. We are confident that with its progressive SUV design and advanced technology, the KICKS will appeal to new-age urban adventure seekers."
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