The upcoming Nissan SUV, the Nissan Kicks, has been showcased in India ahead of its launch next year. It shares the platform with the other Renault-Nissan SUVs in the country, and at 4384 mm long, 1813 mm wide, and 1656 mm tall, the India-bound Kicks is larger than the global model.
Now that the new-generation X-Trail wasn’t launched, the Kicks will be the only new SUV the company’s launched after the Terrano, which was five years ago. But from the first look, it appears that if you were waiting for the Hyundai Creta rival, it’s been worth it.
Nissan’s V-motion grille establishes the brand’s identity, but the design of the Kicks is unique enough to make people take notice. It gets 17-inch alloy wheels, a crowd-pleasing ‘floating roof’ design, LED DRLs, shark fin antenna, door-mounted rear view mirrors, boomerang-shaped tail lamps, etc.
The company says it’s made the India-specific Kicks with Graphene body structure. it’s short for Gravity-phillicEnergy absorption, and is said to make the Kicks ‘stronger, safer, and durable on Indian roads’.
Nissan India’s President Thomas Kuehl said, “We are excited and proud to unveil the engaging and provocative design of the new Kicks. Nissan is committed to India and we are building the foundations to succeed. The new Nissan Kicks is a testimony to our commitment to India. With a progressive SUV design and advanced technology, it is bound to appeal the new age urban adventure seeker. As a part of the India Strategy, Nissan will bring the best of global Nissan products and technology to our customers in India.”