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Old 17th May 2020, 23:00   #106
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Does anyone know whether they provide ISOFIX mounts on seats for Kicks.
Yes they do provide the ISOFIX mounts and I think they were standard across all variants.
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What is an 8-Step CVT ? How is it different from a regular CVT?
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What is an 8-Step CVT ? How is it different from a regular CVT?
It is a cvt in which 8 gears are stepped in the stepped cvt apart from the infinite ratios so we can say that there are 8 normal gears for upshift and downshift where as in a normal cvt there are infinite gears and the gears are not stepped so we cannot know which gear the car is in.

For eg my civic hybrid has a cvt gearbox where as the city or jazz get 7 stepped cvt transmission.

Hope my explanation was clear.
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What is an 8-Step CVT ? How is it different from a regular CVT?
I believe they would be providing a virtual gearing by allowing the transmission to 'hold' a particular rpm. This would be similar to what others like Honda provide as a 7-Step CVT. The actual impact depends on the power of the car and the driving style. It is not like a Sport mode of a DCT transmission, nowhere close.
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This is my guess for kicks pricing
XL 1.5 manual -- 9.5
XV 1.5 manual -- 10.5
XV 1.3 turbo manual -- 11.5
XV 1.3 turbo CVT -- 12.5
XV pre 1.3 turbo manual -- 13.0
XV pre 1.3 turbo CVT -- 14.0
XV pre Opt 1.3 turbo manual -- 14.0

Nissan can have +/- 25k as buffer, per variant.
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Current Kicks starts at 9.55L for the XL for the 1.5P and the Duster at 8.49L, not sure if they will mark it down by 1L to make way for the turbo within 10L, since the XL is a bit better equipped than the Duster XE for the same engine.
However, remember the absolutely MASSIVE price cuts and discounting they had to do to move the product. Towards the end they were discounting the product by 3 lakhs for the lay customer and by 5 lakhs for employees. Starting at an over-confident high price and then discounting deeply leaves a poor taste in the mouth for genuine brand enthusiasts and loyal customers, who were probably early in the buying cycle and so paid full list price and in a few months had their neighbors and cousins buying the exact same product for lakhs less. This turns brand ambassadors into brand dis-creditors.

Much better to ride a positive wave by going from a low launch price to a progressively higher price a few months down the line. Most successful launches such as the Ecosport, Triber, Hector etc. have done this. This way, you keep the positive brand advocates who become first-mover customers happy and they will sell the car for you through word of mouth. Also, they will stay happy for a long time, even though ought the product life cycle, having snagged the product at low introductory prices. After the initial launch and flop show by Kicks, there are very few of these left in the market, so Nissan will have to come with shockingly low pricing to bring them out and cultivate some more of this tribe.

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Starting at an over-confident high price and then discounting deeply leaves a poor taste in the mouth for genuine brand enthusiasts and loyal customers, who were probably early in the buying cycle and so paid full list price and in a few months had their neighbors and cousins buying the exact same product for lakhs less. This turns brand ambassadors into brand dis-creditors.

Much better to ride a positive wave by going from a low launch price to a progressively higher price a few months down the line. Most successful launches such as the Ecosport, Triber, Hector etc. have done this.
Even the Duster BS4 has around 50K off on it so they do have their margins on the depreciated platform. In my view among the partners its Renault which is currently playing the pricing card properly, while Japanese always tend to price themselves higher be it Honda or Toyota compared to their competitors in the market. Is it greed or is it snobbery , I don't know. I just hope Nissan realizes that it doesn't have the same brand recall as the other two in India.

Having said that , I am eagerly waiting for this launch, just hoping that the pricing is sane enough.
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Prices are not too bad. The 1.3L top end turbo petrol CVT is same as the mid spec Seltos CVT:

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Prices are not too bad. The 1.3L top end turbo petrol CVT is same as the mid spec Seltos CVT:

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nothing on the website yet. Are these official prices?
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nothing on the website yet. Are these official prices?
Yes from the press release. Very much official.

Launched today sometime back.
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That's pretty good pricing then. If that CVT gearbox is mated well, then this is worth checking out. I'm glad I didn't pay the deposit for the harrier yet. I want a petrol vehicle primarily and that was the one thing I was apprehensive about regarding the harrier.
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So there is a proper turbo manual as well! Well done Nissan. Only thing left to sort is their A.S.S.
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If this car can't turn Nissan's fortunes around in India, nothing can. Kicks CVT has got everything going for it. An SUV with an unmistakable presence which cannot be confused for any other car. A smooth CVT. Those staggering (in relation to competition) power/torque numbers. 210 mm of Ground Clearance. I am sold, sold and sold. I just wish I were in the market for a new car now. At these prices versus specs, I would have gladly ignored the badge. That said, I wish Nissan had made prices a little more alluring, keeping the competition in mind. Every SUV buyer should at least check this car out before deciding . May the Nissan break the monotony of seeing only one or two SUV brands ruling the roads in India.
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I believe these prices are only about par for course. The car isn’t overpriced, but all talks of shock prices have remained just that. And this car really needed shock prices to grab any attention from the Hyundai Kia juggernaut. Honestly, I see this going the Linea or Punto way - moderate sales initially that die after a while. Most people will just not see any reason to experiment with this instead of simply buying Seltos. Won’t be surprised to see discounts during the festive season.

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Prices are not too bad. The 1.3L top end turbo petrol CVT is same as the mid spec Seltos CVT:

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Isn't that killer pricing? You get 156ps turbo motor at the price of 1.5L NA engine producing 115HP? Seltos might still be quicker, thanks to DCT, but I think this is good effort from Nissan. The Turbo manual is definitely worth a try to me.

Manual variant of Turbo top spec is a cool 2lac cheaper than Seltos on road! A.S.S aside, if this car doesnot tilt an enthusiast, nothing will.

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