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Old 15th March 2017, 18:37   #76
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According to ACI sources, Nissan will launch the Kicks SUV in the third quarter of 2018.

However, the India-spec Kicks will be based on a modified version of the existing Duster's tried-and-tested M0 platform, unlike the Kicks offered in the South American market, which is based on Nissan's newer V-platform.


There you go! As usual, a watered down version of an 'existing platform' for cost savings. Like Indian customers don't already pay through their nose for pricey/over priced cars that Nissan thinks bringing the newer Platform on which Kicks is developed, cannot be afforded by us in India. Or whatever other reasons.

We pay sky high prices already. At least give us the latest and our monies' worth. When are we likely to see small SUVs go beyond the 90-105bhp power bracket, all around 6 airbags and latest platforms.
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More than EcoSport, it will be targeted at S-Cross and I hope with this product Nissan will try to carve out a new niche for itself in Indian market, positioned below the Terrano. I am a bit unsure about expecting it taking position against the EcoSport.
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After the launch of Renault's Captur in India, Nissan will launch its CUV, Kicks in early 2018.

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Will the Indian Kicks be similar to the one in Latin America or will it again be watered down for Indian market? Either ways I expect them to place it alongside the Captur to make it a premium offering from Nissan.
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Following Renault's K/Captur Nissan confirms its C/SUV Kicks for launch in 2018.

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Unlike the Terrano, which is essentially a badge-engineered Duster, the Kicks will have its own Nissan identity and, more importantly, won’t be obliged to get Renault’s nod for every small refresh or upgrade during its life cycle.

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I hope Nissan have better sense than proclaiming this an 'award-winning global product' during launch.
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This is indeed a great product. I've driven the automatic in the Gulf, and would buy it blind folded. Hope the pricing is in Ecosport territory!
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The moot question seems to whether it will have an AWD option or not. With the dizzying no of SUV launches (both C and full size) taking place, almost on a monthly basis, I fear that the distinguishing feature of an SUV is getting lost. That it must have the ability to take the rough with the smooth, to go off the beaten track without batting an eye, & not worry about getting its feet wet, so to speak!

The net result seems to be a surfeit of boulvardier prima-donnas from mfrs all catering to this mad rush - to lay one's hands on any hatch-on-steroids-and-stilts that is available off the shelf - and use it strictly for that supermarket/mall trip and the like!

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Kicks resemble Hyundai Creta a lot in my opinion.

I really wonder if Nissan Kicks is really launched, and sold in India - what would be the price bracket? According to Nissan Brazil the pricing starts from R$ 71990, which roughly converts to Rs. 14.3 lacs.

So Nissan Kicks will be priced on the territory of Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur. This also crosses into the XUV territory as well.

Here is what I am thinking
1. If the pricing slab is true - this will make Creta look VFM, and XUV look extremely VFM.
2. Kicks will shoot in Captur's foot, and Captur will shoot in Kick's foot. I mean - neither of them may win. But this will help the Koreans to sell more Creta and silently walk to their banks with huge kitties.
3. Mahindra will try to fish more buyers with its Scorpio and XUV- especially the people who get confused and look for VFM purchase.
4. Datsun will use this hype by launching Go Cross and promote as an "affordable X over" for the masses. It will decently sell.
5. As a consolation to Renault - Duster will sell a bit more because it will look like a cheaper option than Captur.


Hmmm.. not sure if Nissan Kicks will become a blockbuster.

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