Nissan’s forthcoming EcoSport adversary, based on the concept Kicks will be a sub-4m compact SUV for India. It will be shown at the Auto Expo to be held in February one year from now. While that is still far away, we convey to you the first renderings of the up and coming compact SUV.
The rendering from the people at Noticias Automotivas, of the SUV, uncovers a very nearly indistinguishable body structure as the one seen in the concept version of the same in Sao Paulo a year ago. The inclining rooftop-line and strong wheel curves look awesome yet may be conditioned down in the final production version. The agressive front looks quite phenomenal and we trust Nissan will retain a majority part of it.
Kicks will be in light of the V-platform, which is likewise the base of the Micra, Sunny, and a few re-badged Renault cars in future. The USP about the platform is that it can be assembled with 80 percent localisation which results in huge cost savings. Powering the Kicks in India (the creation rendition will most likely accompany a more serious name) will be the recognizable 1.5-litre K9K diesel plant from the Terrano, however it is still mystery if the company will be putting forth both the 85 PS and 110 PS variations or not.
The compact SUV segment in India will witness a host of crossovers in the next couple of years and the manufacturers will have a hard time breaking through the clutter.
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Source: Noticias Automotivas