Nissan Kicks Trims Analysis – Shortlist the Perfect Variant

Have trouble in shortlisting the right variant of Nissan Kicks? Read this comparison thoroughly to reach to an optimal decision.

Compact SUVs have taken the nation by storm and are probably the hottest selling segment at the moment. It is imperative that all the automakers bring something fresh to the competition so that they make it difficult for the existing players. Nissan is a popular automaker not just in India, but globally and they have been successful in providing quality offerings in the Indian car market. Looking at the compact SUV segment, they introduced the Nissan Kicks in the segment. It was a compact SUV which became popular when it was launched and had a lot of admirers. With so much competition and new vehicles, it was sidelined and the competition overshadowed it. However, this does not negate the fact that the Kicks is an exceedingly well vehicle and still can be a suitable offering for someone. If you are planning to buy this vehicle, stay tuned to make an informed decision.

Powertrain Details

Nissan car offers this month

Variants Engine Transmission Power (bhp) Torque (Nm)
XL 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 104 142
XV 1.5-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 104 142
Turbo XV 1.3-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 154 254
Turbo XV Pre 1.3-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 154 254
Turbo XV CVT 1.3-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 154 254
Turbo XV Pre (O) 1.3-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 154 254
Turbo XV Pre (O) DT 1.3-litre Petrol 5-Speed M 154 254
Turbo XV Pre CVT 1.3-litre Petrol 6-Speed AT 154 254

 

Nissan Kicks comes with two petrol engine options, one of them being a turbo-petrol. It has become a trend for compact SUVs to offer a turbo-petrol engine and this vehicle is no different. The naturally aspirated motor is not bad either and can perform highway and city duties with relative ease but it is not as fun to drive as the turbo-petrol motor. Enthusiasts would want to go for the turbo motor and the people who prefer fuel economy can choose the naturally aspirated motor.

Price List

Variants Price (ex-showroom)
XL Rs 9.49 Lakhs
XV Rs 9.99 Lakhs
Turbo XV Rs 12.09 Lakhs
Turbo XV Pre Rs 12.99 Lakhs
Turbo XV CVT Rs 13.94 Lakhs
Turbo XV Pre (O) Rs 13.99 Lakhs
Turbo XV Pre (O) DT Rs 14.19 Lakhs
Turbo XV Pre CVT Rs 14.64 Lakhs

 

Nissan Kicks comes with an average price range which is in-line with the competition. There is a slight jump between the turbo and non-turbo variant which could have been significantly lesser. The top variant is a bit expensive for a vehicle of this segment and Nissan could bring the prices down a little to attract prospective customers and boost sales.

Safety Features

Kicks Safety

Features XL XV T XV T XV Pre T XV CVT T XV Pre (O) T XV Pre (O) DT T XV Pre CVT
ABS with EBD Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Airbags 2 2 2 2 2 4 4 2
Traction Control No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Adjustable Seats Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Stability Control No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
ISOFIX Child Seat Mounts No No No No No No No No
Hill Assist No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
360 Camera No No No No No Yes Yes No

 

There are ample safety features inside the Nissan Kicks. It gets all the necessary features required in this segment but it misses out on ISOFIX child seat mounts which is disappointing. Nissan could have incorporated it in the higher trims and should rectify this error. The base variants only get the basic safety kit which is in similar fashion to its rivals.

Convenience Options

Features XL XV T XV T XV Pre T XV CVT T XV Pre (O) T XV Pre (O) DT T XV Pre CVT
Adjustable Steering Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Automatic Climate Control Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rear AC Vents Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cruise Control No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Parking Sensors Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear Rear
Push-button Start No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Voice Control No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Glovebox Cooling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Nissan kicks has plenty of comfort and convenience features on offer. The base variant misses out on some of the features but all the other trims are well-equipped. It is good to see that rear AC vents are standard throughout the range. Overall, the Kicks has ample features which are in-line with the other vehicles in the competition.

Entertainment and Interior

Kicks Interior

Features XL XV T XV T XV Pre T XV CVT T XV Pre (O) T XV Pre (O) DT T XV Pre CVT
Leather Seats No No No No No Yes Yes No
Leather Steering Wheel No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Leather Gear Selector No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Height Adjustable Driver Seat Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Touchscreen No 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch 8-inch
Android Auto No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Apple CarPlay No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Speakers 4 4 4 4 4 6 6 4

 

As one can derive from the table, there are sufficient interior and entertainment features for the Nissan Kicks. The leather upholstery and other accessories make it plush from the inside. Except the base variant, all the other trims get the touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Overall, the cabin of the Kicks is a nice place to be in and will provide the passengers with a pleasant experience.

Conclusion

Nissan Kicks is a compact SUV which could be considered as an underdog. It comes with two petrol engines, one of them being a turbo-petrol motor. The naturally aspirated is good enough as well and is a versatile motor but the turbo-petrol engine is a fun to drive alternative and enthusiasts should go for this motor. This vehicle has adequate room on the inside as well which gives it all the right ingredients to become a complete vehicle. Through this comparison, the most value for money variant turn out to be Turbo XV Pre and Turbo XV Pre CVT because they get almost all the features which are available in the top trims but at a lower price.

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