Nissan Kicks India Unveil Highlights: Price, Images, Review, Specs of Hyundai Creta rival - The Financial Express

Nissan Kicks India Unveil Highlights: Price, Images, Review, Specs of Hyundai Creta rival

New 2018 Nissan Kicks India Unveil Highlights: The all-new Nissan Kicks has been unveiled in India and details regarding its design have tricked in. The new SUV will take on the Hyundai Creta and will offer many new features.

By: | Updated: October 23, 2018 12:41:39 pm
2018 Nissan Kicks unveiled in India

New 2018 Nissan Kicks India Unveil event Highlights: It has been a long wait! Nissan Motor India has finally unveiled the Nissan Kicks SUV in India as it fights back to improve upon its market share in India. Nissan Kicks is a global brand and has proven to be successful in many European and middle-eastern markets and the brand is now all set to foray in India in style. After the Nissan Terrano facelift launch in 2016, the company has not launched any new product and we have seen only some mild cosmetic upgrades on the Micra, Sunny and of course the GT-R sports car. Nissan Terrano made its India debut in 2013 and since then we have not seen any new SUV by Nissan Motor India. The new Nissan Kicks will replace the Nissan Terrano in the Indian market and we expect the aggressive pricing and with some premium features on the offering. Here are the updates from the Nissan Kicks Unveiling Ceremony from Mumbai. The all-new Nissan Kicks will be launched in India in January 2019 and will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta and others in the segment.

Read More: Nissan to launch new Electric Cars and SUVs in India: E-Note, X-Trail and more!

Also Read: Nissan Kicks first drive: Compact and fun challenger to Hyundai Creta

Live Blog

New 2018 Nissan Kicks Unveil in India Live Updates: Catch the highlights from the Nissan Kicks India unveil event in our Live blog. Bookings for the SUV are expected to begin in December 2018 with the market launch slated for January 2019.

Highlights

  • 13:10 (IST)

    Nissan choses to keep the interiors a mystery

    Only the Nissan Kicks exterior has been revealed at the unveiling event and the company has chosen to keep the cabin of the vehicle a mystery. To make sure, the Nissan Kicks that is on stage at the event has been fitted with tinted glass so that the audience do not get to see the cabin. 

  • 12:59 (IST)

    India, say Hello to the all-new NIssan Kicks!

    And here is the all-new Nissan Kicks in flesh. The SUV looks premium and upmarket with the sharp creases and lines and we are sure many people will buy it just because of the way it looks. The Hyundai Creta challenger is expected to be priced close to the Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) as the starting price.

  • 10:56 (IST)

    Nissan Kicks India Review

    We recently had the chance to drive the global version of Nissan Kicks in Dubai. The Kicks SUV we drove was mated to a 1.6: petrol engine mated to a CVT gearbox that will sadly not come to India. The SUV we drove was Made-in-Mexico and is a very small SUV. Expect many changes on the global and Indian version of the Nissan Kicks.

    You can read our first drive review report here - Nissan Kicks first drive: Compact and fun challenger to Hyundai Creta

  • 10:02 (IST)

    Nissan Kicks - a reputed global brand

    Like the Nissan Patrol, X-Trail, the Nissan Kicks is a reputed global brand and is a compact SUV which is already on sale in global markets. In India, Nissan first confirmed the Kicks SUV earlier this year and will replace the Nissan Terrano SUV in India.

13:56 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Thank you for joining in!

That's all folks from the India unveiling event of the Nissan Kicks. Bookings for the vehicle are expected to commence by year-end with the official launch slated for January 2019. More details on the new Kicks to be revealed soon, so stay tuned with us!

13:53 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Hyundai Creta rival gets a floating roof

Nissan Kicks gets a floating roof which is indeed one of the prime visual highlights of the new SUV. The new Kicks comes across a sporty looking vehicle and we are sure that many buyers in India will invest their money on it just because of the way it looks.

13:51 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
India-spec Kicks & the global model

The all-new Nissan Kicks SUV has the same thick chrome grille up front that comes on the international-spec model. The new grille looks stylish and gives the SUV a commanding front fascia. 

13:47 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks runs on 17-inch rims

The new Nissan Kicks gets 17-inch diamond cut alloy wheels and these look sporty. The vehicle gets multiple other interesting visual highlights that make it look a lot better than the Terrano which it replaces in the Indian market. India launch of the SUV is slated for January 2019. 

13:43 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan India strategy

Nissan Motor India has not been aggressive towards the Indian market so far. However, this was a long-planned strategy by the company. Guillaume Sicard, Former MD & CEO of Nissan Motor India before departing from India in 2016 said that come 2019 and Nissan will be aggressive in India and will venture into premium segments, whereas the Datsun brand will cater to the smaller segments. 

13:41 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks Price in India - Expectation

The new Nissan Kicks will replace the Terrano SUV in the brand's product portfolio for India and is expected to be launched at a price of close to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). The top end variant of the Nissan Kicks is expected to be launched close to Rs 14 lakh.

13:35 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks Bookings

Bookings for the all-new Nissan Kicks are expected to begin in India by December 2018 followed by an India launch in January 2019. As far as pricing is concerned, the vehicle is expected to be launched at a starting price of Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

13:25 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India unveil - Quick Recap

Nissan Kicks India unveil event was an interesting one. The company also hosted the fashion show for the audience and has chosen to not reveal the interiors of the vehicle. For this purpose, they have fitted tinted glass on the unit on display at the event. The India launch of the new Nissan Kicks is expected to take place sometime in January 2019. More details on this very soon.

13:22 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks - Prime Highlights

The all-new Nissan Kicks has some interesting features that you can see in the product brochure image. The Kicks gets 17-inch aporty looking alloy wheels along with LED projector headlamps and DRL. Furthermore, the Kicks get stylish roof rails, shark fin antenna and floating roof.

13:19 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks is longer & taller than Terrano

When compared to the Nissan Terrano, the all-new Kicks is taller and longer than the former. The Terrano has overall body dimensions of 4331mm x 1822mm x 1671mm (LxWxH). Width is the area where the Terrano takes the lead. Due to this, we can assume that the Kicks will have a slightly better headroom and knee room than the Terrano.

13:16 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks Body Dimensions

Our team has started sending the specifications of the all-new Nissan Kicks from the event in Mumbai. As per the release, the new Kicks has overall body dimensions of 4384mm x 1813mm x 1656mm (LxWxH) and has a wheelbase of 2673mm. All thanks to the generous proportions, the new Nissan Kicks will have a good road presence.

13:10 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan choses to keep the interiors a mystery

Only the Nissan Kicks exterior has been revealed at the unveiling event and the company has chosen to keep the cabin of the vehicle a mystery. To make sure, the Nissan Kicks that is on stage at the event has been fitted with tinted glass so that the audience do not get to see the cabin. 

13:05 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan's heritage and Kicks' design language

Nissan says that our heritage heads back to Nissan Jonga's connected with the Indian Army. Nissan Kicks is a global name but this Kicks has been designed and developed here in India. It has been a successful model in North America, Asia and Australia. Nissan says that its design in engaging. It gets a floating roof that makes that brings the dual tone colours to life. Rear view mirrors get turn indicators too.

13:02 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India launch details

Nissan Kicks unveiling event is not just about the unveil of the vehicle and its showcasing. The company also hosted a fashion show at the event to keep the audience entertained. Here is a glimpse from the event. The new Kicks will be launched in India sometime in January 2019. More details soon, so stay tuned with us.

12:59 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
India, say Hello to the all-new NIssan Kicks!

And here is the all-new Nissan Kicks in flesh. The SUV looks premium and upmarket with the sharp creases and lines and we are sure many people will buy it just because of the way it looks. The Hyundai Creta challenger is expected to be priced close to the Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom) as the starting price.

12:57 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
This is how Nissan Kicks will look like

After a short fashion show, the proceedings have resumed at the unveil event of the all-new Nissan Kicks. The presentation at the event shows how the Kicks will look like in the flesh. Needless to say, the all-new Nissan Kicks looks sharp, all thanks to the aggressive creases and edges.

12:43 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan's philosophy for India

We are committed to make in India for India and globally. The consumer in India is changing fast so we are updating our design centre. Nissan has a huge SUV heritage and Nissan will be SUV offensive in India and bring in many more SUVs in India. With this, it looks like Nissan has an aggressive product strategy for India and we can see multiple interesting products from the company in the years to come.

12:41 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Thomas Kuehl takes the stage

Nissan Kicks India unveiling proceedings have begun and Thomas Kuehl. President, Nisan India has taken the stage. Thomas says that today, the company has started a new strategy with the unveiling of the new Nissan Kicks. More updates soon, so stay tuned with us.

 

12:31 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks to be 'Made in India'

The all-new Nissan Kicks will be made in India at the Renault-Nissan Alliance production facility in Chennai. All thanks to the localisation, the new Kicks is expected to be launched at a competitive price point and we are expecting a starting price tag of close to Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).

12:28 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Stage is set for Nissan Kicks

The stage is all set for the unveiling of Nissan Kicks in India. The new SUV will only be showcased today in front of the media while the price announcement and launch is expected to take place next year in January 2019. Stay tuned for all the updates.

12:23 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks Bookings

The all-new Nissan Kicks will be launched in India sometime in January 2019. The bookings for the all-new Kicks are expected to begin by December 2018. The SUV will challenge the likes of Hyundai Creta in the segment.

12:09 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks platform

The all-new Nissan Kicks will come based on the same M0 platform that also underpins the Renault Duster, Renault Captur and the Nissan Terrano. All thanks to this, the SUV will offer more space on the inside. However, the Nissan Kicks will have numerous new components and will have a higher level of localisation that should help the brand price the Kicks competitively in India.

11:51 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India launch

The all-new Nissan Kicks will be launched in India in January 2019. Prices for the new Kicks are expected to start around the Rs 10 lakh mark and the top-of-the-line trim might set you back by close to Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). More details on this in the next few minutes, so stay tuned.

11:48 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks is Terrano's replacement

The all-new Nissan Kicks that is all set to be unveiled for the Indian market in just a few minutes from now will replace the Nissan Terrano in the company's line up. Expected to be launched at a competitive price point in January 2019, the new Kicks will offer premium features and will primarily take on the Hyundai Creta.

11:45 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks unveil status

The proceedings for the all-new Nissan Kicks are all set to begin shortly. Our team has reached the venue and will be sending updates shortly that we will be updating here instantly. Stay tuned with us for all the action from the Nissan Kicks India unveiling.

11:40 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
All-new Nissan Kicks cabin

Nissan Kicks in India will also get premium interiors with a new touchscreen infotainment system that will support both Apple Car Play and Android Auto. The cabin of the Kicks in India will be more spacious than the global Nissan Kicks. Expect the SUV to also be larger than 4 meters in length with wheelbase equivalent to that of Nissan Terrano.

11:35 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan's electric plans

Nissan Leaf electric car was also showcased at the Global MOVE Summit 2018 held in September 2018 and saw PM Modi talking about India's EV and alternative fuel plan to reduce oil import bill and air-pollution.

11:32 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India unveil event all set to begin

The all-new Nissan Kicks is set to be unveiled in India in a few minutes from now. The SUV looks longer than the Terrano and has aggressive character lines. The SUV is currently under wraps at the venue in Mumbai. Team Express Drives has reached the venue and the proceedings will begin shortly.

11:18 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan to go aggressive with its product strategy

Earlier Nissan had said that it was planning and consolidating its product and business plans in India and now in 2019 will be ready to roar with new products. The company also plans to launch the Nissan Leaf electric car in India by 2020.

11:10 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan's market strategy

Nissan Motor India has not been aggressive in the Indian market thus far. However, this was a long-planned strategy by the company. Guillaume Sicard, Former MD & CEO of Nissan Motor India before departing from India in 2016 had said that Nissan will be aggressive starting 2019 and will venture into premium segments, whereas the Datsun brand will cater to the smaller segments. As per his promise, Nissan Kicks comes to India in 2016 and will not be the only product launch by the company this year.

10:56 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India Review

We recently had the chance to drive the global version of Nissan Kicks in Dubai. The Kicks SUV we drove was mated to a 1.6: petrol engine mated to a CVT gearbox that will sadly not come to India. The SUV we drove was Made-in-Mexico and is a very small SUV. Expect many changes on the global and Indian version of the Nissan Kicks.

You can read our first drive review report here - Nissan Kicks first drive: Compact and fun challenger to Hyundai Creta

10:44 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks platform

Nissan Kicks will be based on the same M0 platform that will underpin Nissan Terrano, Renault Duster and Renault Captur. The SUV will be made out of the company's plant in Chennai and we expect a higher level of localisation in the country. Nissan Kicks will also be exported out of India.

10:32 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks India unveil and launch

Today, Nissan Kicks will be showcased for the first time India and the company confirmed that it will make its market launch in India only in January 2019. The idea behind showcasing the SUV 3 months behind is to get customer feedback on the SUV and of course to make the most of the festive sentiments.

10:02 (IST) 18 Oct 2018
Nissan Kicks - a reputed global brand

Like the Nissan Patrol, X-Trail, the Nissan Kicks is a reputed global brand and is a compact SUV which is already on sale in global markets. In India, Nissan first confirmed the Kicks SUV earlier this year and will replace the Nissan Terrano SUV in India.

The Nissan Kicks is expected to be launched in India at a starting price of close to Rs 10 lakh and the top end might cost you close to Rs 14 lakh (ex-showroom). The new Nissan Kicks will be made at the company's production facility in Chennai. More details on the Nissan Kicks soon, so stay tuned with us!

RELATED VIDEOS