Nissan Kicks to launch on January 2019, set to challenge Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur
New Delhi : Nissan India has announced that it will launch its SUV, the new Nissan Kicks in India in January 2019 and will be somewhat different from the one that is available internationally. Car market analysts believe that the newcomer will challenge the Hyundai Creta and the Renault Captur in terms of spacious design and connectivity technology options.
Price of new Nissan Kicks in India
The new Nissan Kicks should be priced at about Rs 11-16 lakhs (ex-showroom) and will be available in both the variants, petrol and diesel options, similar to the ones found on the Nissan Terrano. While its rival, the Hyundai Creta currently offers an automatic, and the Renault Captur due to get an autobox option soon too, whether or not the Nissan Kicks gets an autobox at the time of launch still remains to be seen.
Alfonso Albaisa, Executive Design Director, Nissan Group said, "The Kicks in India wont be like the one that is Global. And that came from here (Indian design studio) to do that. To change the size of the car, to change the interior roominess of the car, to change the connectivity of the car, specifically for the Indian market. And the method of that, is that all of our engineers and product planners and engineers are the eyes and the ears for India to headquarters."
The Nissan Kicks is believed to hike the recent times low sales figures of Nissan Group in India. The Kicks will go right up against one of the hottest SUVs in India today, the Hyundai Creta along with more recognized names like the Mahindra Scorpio and even the Renault Duster. Commenting on the growth of the SUV and the popularity of the technique in India, Alfonso Albaisa said, "the part we are focusing on right now is this explosion of the SUV in India. Right now there are a lot of crossovers and there is a little bit of a space for the Kicks to live in India with a little more robust and a little more agility image. It looks like a tough object."