Nissan (/ˈniːsɑːn/ or UK: /ˈnɪsæn/; Japanese: [ɲissaɴ]), is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-Ku, Yokohama. The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo.
The company traces its name to the Nissan zaibatsu, now called Nissan Group. Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance, a partnership between Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and French automaker Renault. As of 2013, Renault holds a 43.4% voting stake in Nissan, while Nissan holds a 15% non-voting stake in Renault. From 2009 to 2017 Carlos Ghosn served as CEO of both companies. In February 2017 Ghosn announced he would step down as CEO of Nissan on 1 April 2017, while remaining chairman of the company.
In 2013, Nissan was the sixth largest automaker in the world, after Toyota, General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Hyundai Motor Group, and Ford. Taken together, the Renault–Nissan Alliance would be the world’s fourth-largest automaker, however, Nissan is the leading Japanese brand in China, Russia and Mexico. Nissan is the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, with global sales of more than 275,000 all-electric vehicles as of mid-December 2016. The top-selling vehicle of the carmaker’s lineup is the Nissan Leaf, an all-electric car and the world’s top-selling highway-capable plug-in electric car in history; more than 240,000 have been sold worldwide as of September 2016. In 2014 Nissan was the largest car manufacturer in North America.
Nissan Kicks Small SUV India Launch in 2018!
Nissan recently took the wraps off the Nissan Kicks small SUV in Brazil. The Brazilian and Indian car markets are similar in many ways and share a lot of models from major manufacturers. The new Kicks small SUV will be one of those models. However, it won’t be landing in India anytime soon as Nissan is yet to announce a right-hand drive version. With Renault planning to launch the Kaptur in India before the end of 2017, Nissan could bring the Knicks to India sometime in 2018 as a rival. Read on to find out more details about the Nissan Kicks India launch, price, and more.
Nissan Kicks India Launch
|Model Name||Expected Launch Date|
|Nissan Kicks||Mid 2018|
As we mentioned earlier, don’t expect the Nissan Kicks to come to India for at least another 12-15 months. The Kicks is already on sale in some markets, but only in left-hand drive configuration. For India, the Japanese manufacturer will have to develop the right-hand drive variant first.
Nissan Kicks India – Price
The Nissan Kicks is expected to cost anywhere in the Rs. 12 to 15 lakhs range. This will place it right above the Nissan Terrano, assuming it is still on sale by the time Kicks comes to India.
Nissan Kicks Diesel Model India – Price List
|Variant||Estimated Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Nissan Kicks XE Diesel Price in India||INR 10.90 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XL Diesel Price in India||INR 12.10 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XL Plus Diesel Price in India||INR 12.60 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XV Diesel Price in India||INR 13.50 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XV Premium Diesel Price in India||INR 13.90 Lacs|
Nissan Kicks Petrol Model India – Price List
|Variant||Estimated Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Nissan Kicks XE Petrol Price in India||INR 9.90 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XL Petrol Price in India||INR 11.10 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XL Plus Petrol Price in India||INR 13.60 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XV Petrol Price in India||INR 12.50 Lacs|
|Nissan Kicks XV Premium Petrol Price in India||INR 12.90 Lacs|
Nissan Kicks India – Rivals
Nissan Kicks India Specifications
In India, the Nissan Kicks is likely to come with the same 1.5-litre diesel that powers the Nissan Terrano. The 84 bhp guise could be given a miss and only the 108 bhp version could be used. The Latin American market gets a 1.6-litre petrol with the choice of either a 5-speed manual or a CVT. With petrol powered cars gaining traction once again, it is highly likely Nissan will introduce petrol variants for the Kicks.
Nissan Kicks India Specifications table
|Length x Width x Height||4295 x 1760 x 1590 mm|
|Wheel Type and Size||17” Alloys|
|Engine Type/ Displacement||1.6 L Petrol||1.5 L K9K Diesel|
|Power||100 – 110 bhp||108 bhp|
|Torque||140 – 150 Nm||250 Nm|
|Transmission (Gearbox)||5-speed manual/CVT||6-speed Manual|
|Mileage||16 kpl (claimed)||21 kpl|
|Air Conditioner Type||Automatic Climate Control|
|Power Windows||Yes (4)|
|Steering Audio Controls||Yes|
|Audio System||Yes (7” Touchscreen)|
Nissan Kicks India – Dimensions
Nissan Kicks India – Mileage
|Model||Estimated Claimed ARAI Mileage|
|Nissan Kicks India Petrol Fuel Mileage||16 kpl|
|Nissan Kicks India Diesel Fuel Mileage||21 kpl|
Nissan Kicks India – Exterior Design
Almost a year ago, Nissan showcased the Kicks concept. The production-spec model seen in the images here is nearly identical. The concept’s headlamps and tail lamps have given way to production spec units. It gets new alloys and some of the orange highlights around the bumper and grille area have been lost. Nissan’s now characteristic window line has been retained. And so has the dual tone paint scheme.
Nissan Kicks India – Interior Design
On the inside, a 7-inch touchscreen display takes centre stage. The dashboard has been given a dual tone treatment while the steering wheel gets silver highlights. Nissan Kicks small SUV gets a digital-analogue instrument console. The SUV employs four cameras that give the driver a 360-degree view of the car. The equipment list is the decent featuring kit like the smart key, push-button start, touchscreen navigation, auto aircon, etc.
The small SUV space is getting more and more crowded with each passing month. Recent hits like the Hyundai Creta and Maruti Vitara Brezza seem to be encouraging more manufacturers to develop small SUVs. By the time Nissan Kicks India Launch takes place, Tata Nexon, Renault Kaptur, etc. will already be on sale in India.
Source: carblogindia, And wikipedia.org.