In terms of design, the Kicks looks rather simple but smart. The signature V motion grille is joined by automatic LED headlamps on either side. It also gets cornering fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels and roof rails. The rising belt line and floating roof effect make the Kicks look attractive in profile. The rear of the vehicle looks like the busiest section thanks to many muscular lines, a chrome strip on the boot lid and smart boomerang-shaped LED tail lights.
Enter the cabin of the Nissan Kicks and possibly the first thing that you will notice is the 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It even supports connected car technology via NissanConnect. Nissan Kicks gets a leather-wrapped dual-tone interior that looks upmarket. The presence of ambient lighting further enhances the feel inside the cabin.
Powering the Nissan Kicks is an H4K 1.5-litre, naturally-aspirated petrol engine that makes 104.5hp and 142Nm of torque. Then there is the HR13DDT 1.3-litre, turbo-petrol engine which is quite powerful and is good for 153.8hp and 254Nm. While Nissan used to offer the Kicks with a diesel engine as well, that is no longer the case.
One can have the Nissan Kicks with a variety of transmission options depending on the engine they choose. The 1.5-litre engine comes with 5-speed manual transmission, while the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol is offered with a 6-speed manual or 7-step CVT transmission.
The Nissan Kicks gets dual front airbags as standard while the top-end XV Premium (O) trim also comes with side airbags. Braking setup consists of disc brakes at the front and drum brakes at the rear along with ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) and EBD. Furthermore, it also features brake assist, hill start assist and a 360-degree camera for easier parking.
Nissan Kicks offers an ARAI certified fuel efficiency ranging from 14 to 20 kmpl. The Kicks has been fitted with a fuel tank having 50 litre capacity and hence, you can get a range between 700 to 1000 km once you go for a full top up.