Nissan Kicks SUV launched in India at Rs 9.55 lakh

Nissan India has launched its first all-new product in as many as five years. The Nissan Kicks SUV price in India is Rs 9.55 lakh for the base petrol and goes all the way to Rs 14.65 lakh for the top-spec diesel, ex-showroom pan-India. Nissan has introduced the Kicks in two petrol trims and four diesel ones. Apart from the base XL, the petrol also comes in XV (Rs 10.85 lakh) while the diesel has two more additional trims called XV Premium (Rs 13.65 lakh) and XV Premium+ (Rs 14.65 lakh). Bookings had already started while deliveries have begun from today.

What’s being offered as standard in the Nissan Kicks SUV?

That’s a very good question considering that the Kicks is bench marked against the Hyundai Creta as well as the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, both the products being of the highest order. In this context, automatic climate control, Nissan Connect, dual airbags, ABS with EBD, rear parking sensors, power steering, power windows at front and rear as well as more. A cooled glovebox with illumination, boot lamp, body coloured bumpers, LED DRLs and in-built spoiler are also part of the standard fare.

Nissan Kicks SUV

Other standard features offered in the Nissan Kicks SUV include a 1.5-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine that produces 105PS/141Nm as well as the familiar 110PS/240Nm 1.5-litre turbodiesel. Both these engines can be ordered with a manual transmissions – five in the case of petrol and six in the diesel. The Nissan Kicks SUV claimed mileage is 14.23kmpl for the petrol and 20.45kmpl for the diesel. An automatic transmission is expected to join the fray soon.

A three year warranty, roadside assistance and three year maintenance is part of the complimentary package when one buys the Nissan Kicks.

Standout features in the Nissan Kicks SUV?

The top spec trim gets two additional airbags, traction control, an around view monitor, rear parking camera, leatherette seats, steering mounted audio controls and some more. What’s however unclear is why is the Kicks priced higher than the competing Creta. In fact, the Maruti S-Cross is priced even lower. It remains to be seen how the Kicks stands up to the competition. An interesting bit of information is that the Kicks is priced lower than the old Terrano.

We’ve driven the Kicks and found the diesel trim to be a competitive unit. The engine is decently refined and the clutch is light too. However, on the features front, it is lacking with respect to what the Creta offers.

 

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