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Old 10th September 2016, 13:31   #61
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The guy mentions something about the Creta. Is this an ecosport / Brezza rival or the one to compete with Creta?
The Kicks is a direct rival of the Creta & S-Cross. It will not compete against the sub-4m SUVs like EcoSport & Vitara Brezza.

Since Nissan already have the slow selling badge-engineered Terrano in this space, it would make sense for them to completely replace the Terrano with the Kicks. Apart from that unmatched ride quality from the French suspension, the Kicks would be better than the Terrano in all other aspects. The interior of the Kicks is light years ahead of the Terrano. That instrument cluster would easily be the best in its class, whenever the Kicks is launched here.

They can even carry over the same powertrain options from the Terrano.
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The Kicks is a direct rival of the Creta & S-Cross. It will not compete against the sub-4m SUVs like EcoSport & Vitara Brezza.

...the Kicks would be better than the Terrano in all other aspects...
I think this would be the competitor for Captur. So we'll have to see how Renault places the Captur and I'd believe it'll be premium to the Duster. Hope they do a price correction to the Duster / Terrano before launching the Captur / Kicks. I doubt these have the brand pull for a product at 15L+ especially with Hyundai having an established product.
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I think this would be the competitor for Captur. So we'll have to see how Renault places the Captur and I'd believe it'll be premium to the Duster. Hope they do a price correction to the Duster / Terrano before launching the Captur / Kicks. I doubt these have the brand pull for a product at 15L+ especially with Hyundai having an established product.

I somehow don't see Renault and Nissan bringing in 2 SUVs. Either it's going to be a sub 4m compact sedan or a Creta rival. If they do the latter then you can trust them to reduce the prices of Duster slightly and have the new vehicle as a premium SUV. Also whatever they do, they are going to use the existing Duster platform for sure. No way they are going to invest in an all new platform. You never know, if it's a compact SUV it could be even based on the existing Micra / Sunny platform.
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I somehow don't see Renault and Nissan bringing in 2 SUVs. Either it's going to be a sub 4m compact sedan or a Creta rival. If they do the latter then you can trust them to reduce the prices of Duster slightly and have the new vehicle as a premium SUV. Also whatever they do, they are going to use the existing Duster platform for sure. No way they are going to invest in an all new platform. You never know, if it's a compact SUV it could be even based on the existing Micra / Sunny platform.
In Renault's case here is the likely scenario,
1. Duster will grow in size and be a 7 seater
2. Kaptur based on the Duster platform will fill the > 4m Compact/UV - will take on Creta
3. Nissan's answer to EcoSport will be the Kicks ( modified for India)

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Nissan Kicks to arrive in March 2017 - Brazil.

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The crossover of the Japanese brand will have production in pre-series back in November, but in the following months will see contraction and training of more 600 people in the plant of Resende/RJ.
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Nissan seeks opinion in choosing ONE more dual tone color variants for Kicks.

The already chosen ones are first with a gray body and the Orange roof and the other, special series Rio 2016, was white paint with the ceiling also in Orange.

Now 1 from the below will be chosen by the public through social media.

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Nissan seeks opinion in choosing ONE more dual tone color variants for Kicks.

The already chosen ones are first with a gray body and the Orange roof and the other, special series Rio 2016, was white paint with the ceiling also in Orange.

Now 1 from the below will be chosen by the public through social media.

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The third one looks a head turning colour combo.
Any news of an Indian arrival timing?
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Nissan patents its compact SUV Kicks in India, would rival Hyundai's Creta and Honda BR-V. Expect a late 2018/2019 launch

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Nissan starts Kicks assembly in Brazil,

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Nissan's Kicks starts production of the dual tone variant in Resende,

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