The company Nissan is preparing to expand the geography of sales of its compact SUV.
Cross Kicks made its debut in 2016. The first markets for the model were Brazil and Mexico, then the “SUV” got to China, USA, Canada and Argentina. Next in line is India, where Kicks will appear, which will differ from the model presented in other countries.
The fact is that the global crossover is built on the V platform of the alliance Renault-Nissan, it also builds the current Nissan Note and Pulsar. And the Indian version will be transferred to the platform B0, which underlies the Renault Duster, the local version of Captur and Nissan Terrano. According to the portal CarDekho, in India Kicks will be presented at the end of this year, the model is likely to go on sale in early 2019.
It is expected that the Indian Kicks will be slightly larger than the versions presented in other countries. Dimensions edition does not. The dimensions, for example, of the Brazilian model are as follows: length – 4,295 mm, width – 1,760 mm, height – 1,590 mm, wheelbase – 2,620 mm.
In addition, in India, the crossover will receive engines from the local Duster / Captur. It’s about the gasoline engine H4K 1.5 with a power of 106 hp. and diesel K9K 1.5 dCi with a return of 110 hp. In China, Kicks is offered with an atmospheric 1.5 liter family of HR with a capacity of 125 hp, in North America and in South American markets the model is available with a gasoline engine of 1.6 of the same family (114-125 hp, depending on the country). Drive the global cross – only the front. The Indian Kicks, thanks to the transition to the platform B0, may appear all-wheel drive version.
The production of Nissan Kicks, built on a platform V, is established in Brazil, Mexico and the Middle Kingdom. The SUV for the Indian market will be produced at the local plant.
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