The Japanese brand is preparing to debut a compact “SUV” Kicks intended for India. Especially for this country the model is transferred to another platform.
Cross the Nissan Kicks introduced in 2016, “SUV” is already sold in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, USA, Canada and China. In January 2019 model will go on sale in India, however, the premiere of a novelty will celebrate next month: according to local media reports, Indian Kiks debuts on October 18.
Designed for India crossover will be different from the model available in other countries. Thus, the global ” SUV ” is built on the V platform of the Renault-Nissan Alliance (it also underlies the current Nissan Note and Pulsar). The Indian version was transferred to the” truck ” B0, which is based on Renault Duster, the local version of Renault Captur (in Russia – Kaptur) and Nissan Terrano. By the way, Reno also came with a Capture – if in Russia, India and some South American countries sell the model On the B0 platform, in Europe there is a crossover built on the basis of the hatch Clio.
Nissan distributed the first sketches of Indian Kicks a couple of weeks ago. It is impossible to fully consider the design of the model in the pictures yet – many details are simply not drawn. From visible differences – other bumpers. It is known that the Kics intended for India will be slightly larger than the global crossover: the length will increase to about 4.4 meters. In the “world” SUV, this figure is 4295 mm. the Width of the global Kick-1760 mm, height-1590 mm, wheelbase-2620 mm.
It is expected that in India the crossover will be offered with engines from the local Renault Duster / Captur-gasoline engine H4K 1.5 106 HP and diesel K9K 1.5 dCi with a return of 110 HP New Nissan tipped “mechanics” and variator. In China, Nissan Kicks can be bought with “atmosfernikom” 1.5 HR family 125 HP, in North America and the South American market model is available with a gasoline engine 1.6 of the same series HR (114-125 HP depending on the country). Drive at the global cross-only front. The Indian Kick is also likely to be only a front-wheel drive version, although the “cart” B0 and allows for the availability of 4×4.
For India, the release of the model will be established at the local Nissan plant (crossover is still collected in Brazil, Mexico, China and Malaysia). Earlier it was reported that there KIX will be more expensive than the platform Terrano (from 999 900 rupees or 903 000 rubles at the current rate), but now the Indian media believe that the price of new items will be lower than that of a fellow – somewhere from 940 000 rupees (about 849 000 rubles). However, it is possible that with the advent of Kicks crossover Terrano will leave this market, because the sale of “twin” Duster in India and so rapidly falling: in 2017, sold 3035 units, while a year earlier-4717 copies, and in 2015 – more than 10 000 pieces. For comparison, Renault Duster (from 795 000 rupees or 718 000 rubles) in 2017 sold in India in 15 158 copies.
After switching to the B0 platform, the Nissan Kicks crossover could also have Russian prospects: in our country, cars on this platform are produced at AVTOVAZ in Togliatti (Renault Logan and Sandero, Nissan Almera) and at the Moscow Renault plant (Duster, Kaptur and Nissan Terrano). But the Russian division of the brand plans to sell a compact ” SUV ” in our country has not yet stated.