-New premium SUV for the Indian market
-Production has commenced at Chennai plant
-Will rival the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and production version of the Kia SP
Its official! Nissan will launch the Kicks SUV for the Indian car market in January 2019. This is a new India specific version of the premium SUV from the Japanese automaker and is bigger than the global model. Coming one step closer to launching the car in India, the automaker has begun its production at its Chennai plant.
Nissan unveiled the exteriors of the India spec Kicks and you can read about that here. However, we’ve also driven the global model in Dubai and you can read about that here.
The India spec Kicks will be offered with both petrol and diesel power and AT option possibly for the former at the time of being launched. It will take on the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Renault Duster and the production spec version of the Kia SP that will arrive in India in H2 of 2019.
Commenting on the start of production for the Kicks, Thomas Kuehl, President, Nissan India Operations said, “We are excited to announce the start-of-production of New Nissan KICKS at our plant in Chennai. We had recently showcased the New Nissan KICKS which has created a lot of buzz and excitement amongst SUV enthusiasts across the country. Designed to appeal to the new-age urban adventure seeker, the KICKS is a testimony to our commitment to the Indian consumers and also reflects the SUV heritage of Nissan.”