Nissan will release the budget crossover less Kicks

Nissan will release the budget crossover less Kicks


Published the second teaser small SUV of the Japanese brand. The main market for the new items will be India, where it is expected to be offered with a petrol turbo engine and only front-wheel drive.

Cross, developed specifically for India, Nissan has announced at the end of January, then has extended the first image – it novelty captured in the profile. Now mark showed led tail light. The model name is still not disclosed and specifications and the exact date of the premiere. We only know that the SUV is making its debut this year.

According to unofficial data, the crossover is based on the platform CMF-A, which also built the Renault Kwid hatchback and Datsun redi-GO, the compact MPV Renault Triber and has not been introduced SUV of Renault with the in-plant index HBC. Meanwhile, the lights Triber similar form, although filling them easier. Length Nissan probably does not exceed four meters, because such machines in India based on tax benefits.

Local media have tipped cross petrol “turbotron” 1.0 – this engine recently announced for the Renault Triber. On the compact MPV engine produces 100 HP, it is paired with a five-speed “mechanics” or robotic gearbox. Triber still put “aspirated” 1.0 power 72 HP, it is possible that the base Nissan SUV will be powered by this engine. But the drive in any case, only the front.

In the range of the brand new cross will be on the step below Kicks. Recall, specially for India Kiks transferred to the platform B0 (model for other countries is based on “the truck” V), with a length of 4384 mm, wheelbase 2673 mm. Indians senior SUV is offered with four-cylinder petrol engine H4K 1.5 (106 HP) and a diesel of the same capacity (110 HP). The first motor is equipped with 5МКП, the second – 6МКП. Drive the Nissan Kicks also only the front, from 955 000 rupees ($13 400).

Production of new items will adjust to the Indian plant of Nissan, among the competitors – the same Renault HBC, Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, the Venue and the upcoming Hyundai KIA Sonet. Also the SUV is planning to supply to other countries, but their list has not been disclosed.

With the help of a small Nissan crossover in hope to improve their business in India: last year there were realized 580 23 cars (including a subsidiary brand Datsun), which is 43% less than in 2018. by the Way, Kicks in this country has failed, and miserably. So, in 2019 at him stopped only 4776 customers, while Hyundai and KIA Creta Seltos, for example, has sold 99 736 494 and 45 specimens respectively (Celtos started in the summer of 2019).

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