Nissan Kicks compact SUV detailed in video review
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Will go on sale in Brazil from August 5.
Noticias Automotivas has got their hands on the Nissan Kicks compact SUV, and have created a detailed walkaround for local viewers. Note that the language spoken is Portuguese, but one can get an idea of the overall packaging of the Ford EcoSport-rival.
The Nissan Kicks will hit the Brazilian market on August 5, 2016. It is based on the highly localized V-platform that also underpins the Nissan Micra as well as the Nissan Sunny, and measures 4,295 mm in length, 1,760 mm in width and 1,590 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,610 mm.
The Nissan Kicks will only come in the top-end SL grade imported from Nissan’t plant in Aguascalientes Mexico, initially. It comes equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, automatic climate control, push-button start, Around View Monitor, large color screen in the instrument cluster beside the analog speedometer.
Powering the Nissan Kicks is a 1.6-litre flex-fuel engine producing 114 bhp, paired to an X-Tronic CVT unit. Nissan hasn’t offered an AWD option for the Kicks.
Nissan India is also reported to be working on introducing the Nissan Kicks. Codenamed Nissan PB1D, changes could be made to suit Indian conditions as well as for aggressive pricing. If modified for the sub-4 meter length, it will rival the Maruti Vitara Brezza, Ford EcoSport and Mahindra TUV300.