As the deadline of the BS 6 norms approaches, the manufacturers are in a rush to get rid of their existing BS 4 stocks. The point is that no BS 4 compliant cars can be registered and sold after 1st April 2020. As a result, the unsold units will become obsolete and would need to be scrapped. To avoid this, almost all the manufacturers are offering their BS 4 stocks at attractive discounts.
There are many models which were moving very slowly off the shelves. Nissan is a perfect example of that. Nissan has a market share of just 0.14%. For the month of February 2020, it sold just 357 cars. Kicks is the latest offering from Nissan, but hasn’t enjoyed success as it would have liked. As a result, the crossover is being sold at an attractive discount.
Coming out of the Renault-Nissan product sharing platform, the Nissan Kicks is based on the Renault Captur. It offers the same engine and similar features as the latter. Being a low selling product, the cross-over is available with an attractive discount on both petrol and diesel engine options. The Kicks is powered by a 1.5 litre petrol engine that generates 106 PS and 142 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to a 5 speed manual and returns 14.23 kmpl. There is also a 1.5 litre diesel engine that churns out 110 PS and 240 Nm of peak torque and is mated to a 6 speed manual, returning 20.45 kmpl.
Coming to features, the Nissan Kicks comes with a floating 8 inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and Bluetooth Connectivity, cruise control, auto climate control, first in class 360 degree around view monitor (AVM), NissanConnect app with more than 50 remote functions, leather wrapped interiors. Safety features include dual front and side airbags, hill start assist, brake assist, ABS with EBD and VDC.
Nissan Kicks is a part of a highly competitive segment that includes the likes of Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur.
The Japanese car maker is coming up with the mid cycle facelift version of the Kicks, with the unveil in Thailand in this month. It will be launched in its home market, Japan too for the first time. Given that the Indian version was launched in the market last year only, its highly unlikely that the facelift will be launched here. Replacing the outgoing BS IV engine will be the BS VI compliant 1.3 litre TCe turbocharged petrol engine. Renault showcased this engine at the Auto Expo. The engine will have higher output than the outgoing model. It will perform duty in the Renault Duster and Captur as well.
Discount available: Upto Rs. 2.5 Lakhs
The unmatched ride quality, appealing design, advanced features and powerful engines make it a great package. With benefits upto Rs. 2.5 Lakhs, Nissan Kick is simply the most value for money SUV in this segment.
The Nissan Micra BS4 hatchback is also being offered with discounts upto Rs. 90,000 (Rs. 70,000 cash + Rs. 20,000 Exchange). The Sunny BS4 sedan is also being offered with discounts to the tune of Rs. 90,000.
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