Nissan could never live up to the expectations people had from it. The mid-size and hatchback segment being the playing field of automobile giants like Hyundai and Maruti never proved to be a safe segment for Nissan. Even Terrano, which was its torchbearer in the SUV segment was no match in comparison to the Renault Duster. Presently Nissan is again aiming to make its presence felt in the Indian automobile market with the launch of 2017 Nissan Kicks.
The first look of Nissan Kicks in concept form was revealed at the 2014 Auto Expo held in Sao Paulo. The production version affirmed recently being a five seater SUV model doesn’t bear much difference from its concept model barring slight alterations.
Enough said, let us now talk about what to expect from the 2017 Nissan Kicks.
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With only a few tweaks here and there, the production model of Nissan Kicks is very much alike its concept model which has been build keeping in mind the young buyers. This crossover carries forward the signature V-motion Grille. Newly added features include voluminous body shape, high ground clearance, sharp edges and detailing, unparalleled dynamic flow, boomerang head, and tail lights, floating roof and prominent character lines on the side panels.
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Complete customer comfort was foremost kept in mind while designing the interiors of Nissan Kicks. The Gliding Wing dashboard looks spectacular and radiates a pioneering aura. With enough head and leg space, the Nissan Kicks ensures an enjoyable ride. The built-in 7-inch infotainment LCD screen comes with rear parking camera view, easy street navigation and touch screen audio and video control options. The driver’s seat can be adjusted accordingly to provide ideal road view.
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The Japanese auto makers have decided to play it safe by keeping the pricing low ranging from INR 11-16 lakh which will give its fellow counterparts very tough competition.
There has been no official correspondence regarding the car mileage but since Nissan Kicks is all set to compete with Renault Duster and Hyundai Creta, we can assume that the engine will give a mileage of around 18-20 kmpl. In highly traffic stricken roads, a mileage of 20 kmpl is considered great according to auto experts.
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Nissan Kicks is expected to be powered up with the tried and tested 1.6-litre Flex-Fuel petrol and 1.5-litre K9K diesel engine. Nissan hasn’t yet confirmed whether it will launch both petrol and diesel variants, however, it is expected that in the beginning only the petrol version will be launched which will be followed up with the diesel engine. The Nissan Kicks is anticipated to rope in both CVT and manual units as transmission alternatives.
The USP of 2017 Nissan Kicks surely lies in its unbeatable safety features which ensure a safe drive even while climbing and taking turns. The cutting edge cruise control feature brings with it traffic auto drive ease and speed fix ease. Apart from basic components like child lock door and airbags, the Nissan Kick also has some best in class features up its sleeve such as ‘Moving Object Detection’ and ‘The Around View Monitor’ display in its 7-inch dashboard LCD screen. It is expected that Nissan Kicks will ensure a pleasant and hassle free driving experience of its takers.
Indian consumers are becoming more cautious while car buying because their car is becoming their lifestyle statement. Thus consumers are not shying away from paying a few extra bucks if they get the desired worth in return. Even car loans are becoming easy to obtain with the appreciation of car from once being a luxury item to now being a necessity. We hope that the 2017 Nissan Kicks model with its swanky new features will not fail in pleasing automobile enthusiasts.