Nissan’s upcoming crossover will be based on the Renault Lodgy’s M0 platform and will take on the Hyundai Creta and Jeep Compass
The Nissan kicks will most likely be powered by the tried and tested K9K 1.5-litre, turbocharged diesel engine that powers the Renault’s Captur and the Duster. The Kicks, like the Captur, will most likely be available with the higher state of tune – 110PS of power and 240Nm of peak torque. If that’s indeed the case, expect the Kicks to be available with the same 6-speed manual gearbox seen on the Captur at launch. The latest Nissan SUV will sit above the Nissan Terrano and compete against the likes of the Mahindra Hyundai Creta and the Jeep Compass.
The Kicks has been on sale in Latin American markets for close to a year now. It looks nothing like other Nissan models that we’ve seen in our country so far. This SUV gets a sharp and aggressive styling and retains Nissan’s traditional ‘V’ grille that are flanked by wraparound headlamps. A chunky bumper and wraparound taillights dominate the rear. Sharp cuts and slashes, blacked out pillars and a rising windowline make up the side profile of the SUV. The India-spec SUV, however, is expected to feature some minor changes.