Nissan Kicks showcased at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show
Dhruv Saxena, Mechanical engineer trying to find his place in the world of automobile journalism.
Nissan is showcasing its Kicks compact SUV at the ongoing Dubai International Motor Show 2017. The Nissan Kicks is already on sale in the region priced from AED 59,000 (INR 1,049,274). It is sold with a 1.6 L petrol engine mated to Nissan's XTronic CVT gearbox.
The front of the Kicks is characterised by the company's signature V-Motion grille, boomerang head and taillights, and the floating roof with a "wrap-around visor" look to the windscreen and side glass. The display car is finished in Cayenne Red, which is one of seven colours on offer. It rides on 17-inch dual tone 10-spoke alloy wheels.
The cabin is dominated by black trim and upholstery with black leather dashboard inserts and leather draped steering wheel and seats. The Nissan Kicks gets a flat bottom steering wheel, a centrally mounted touchscreen AVN, and an analogue-digital instrument console. The 7-inch screen offers a virtual 360º bird’s-eye view of the car using four cameras. The user can select split-screen close-ups of the front, rear, and curbside views.
The 1,598 cc 4-cylinder petrol engine powering the Nissan Kicks produces 118 hp and 15.2 kg-m of torque. Xtronic CVT is the only transmission option available. There are three variants on offer -
- Kicks 1.6 SV - AED 59,000 (INR 1,049,274)
- Kicks 1.6 SV + NAVI - AED 67,000 (INR 1,189,702)
- Kicks 1.6 SL + NAVI + AVM - AED 75,500 (INR 1,340,634)
A report from October claims the Nissan Kicks is confirmed for the Indian market. However, the India-spec model will utilise the current Renault Duster/Nissan Terrano's platform to keep costs low. The Nissan Kicks will be a direct rival to the Renault Captur in India.