The Nissan Kicks is what may well be the last one to arrive at this party of the compact SUVs. A segment dominated by Hyundai Creta, the Nissan Kicks sure has its hands… Erm… Wheels full? Anyway, the Kicks, even though a bit late, has been a name reputed in the international market and it also comes with tricks up its sleeve that give it an advantage. How will the Kicks kick out the competition? Only time will tell.𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐍𝐞𝐰? The Nepal bound model is different from the globally sold Kicks. It is based on the BO platform, unlike the V platform based global-spec Kicks. It gets revised styling, added features and extra equipment. The updates include revised headlamps and taillamps, more aggressive bumpers, new 17-inch alloys, larger roof rails and more.
𝐃𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: The Nissan Kicks measures 4384 mm long, 1813 mm wide, 1615 mm high and has a wheelbase of 2673 mm. It comes with best in class 210 mm ground clearance and a segment-best turning radius of 5.2 m.
V𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐬: The new Kicks will be available in three variants- XL, XV and XV Pre in the petrol and diesel range. While the top-end XV Pre (O) is not available in the Nepalese market, the available models get top of the line features, even the base XL trim comes loaded.
𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬: The new Nissan Kicks will come with a 360-degree camera setup that offers rear, side and bird’s eye view, from inside the car. Features list include LED daytime running lights, height adjustable driver’s seat, power windows, power-adjustable wing mirrors with integrated turn indicators, automatic climate control, rear AC vents, Bluetooth connectivity, Dual Airbags and more.
𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐧: The new Nissan Kicks will be available in both Petrol and Diesel Options. You get the tried and tested 1.5-litre petrol and 1.5-litre diesel. The petrol motor offers about 104 bhp and 142 Nm of torque, while the 1.5-litre diesel motor delivers 108 bhp and 240 Nm of torque. The Kicks only comes with manual transmission options, a 5-speed unit for the petrol model and a 6-speed gearbox for the diesel version. There is no automatic on offer.