As confirmed for the Indian market last month, Nissan has revealed the India-spec Kicks SUV to the media today.
Speaking of which, the Indian Kicks looks a touch more stylish compared to the model sold in Brazil, thanks to the addition of skid plates, honeycomb grille and a sportier roof rails. The LED projector headlamps will be standard on the top-spec variants. All the pillars have been blacked-out to create a floating roof effect. Expect some contrasting color options for the roof. The door-mounted ORVMs are in gloss black and come with integrated turn signals.
At the rear, there is a Shark Fin Antenna finished in the same color as the roof. Boomerang shaped tail lamps are one of the main highlights. Rounding off the exterior looks are 17-inch 5 spoke machined-alloy wheels. The SUV measures 4384 mm in length, 1813 mm in width and 1656 mm in height. Wheelbase measures 2673 mm.
Nissan said that the Kicks is built with GRAPHENE (Gravity-philic Energy Absorption) body structure, which apparently has inherent capability to absorb impact energy making the SUV stronger, safer and durable on Indian roads.
Not much information is available at the moment, however, the Kicks is expected to borrow the engines from its sibling Terrano or its cousin Duster. In all markets, the Kicks is a front-wheel drive car, and so will be in India. What’s more interesting is that the India-spec Kicks appears to be built on the same platform as the Captur, which is nothing but the Duster’s platform.
Nissan didn’t share the launch date yet, but according to several media reports, the launch is in January 2019. You can check out more pictures of the SUV via the links above.