Pic Source – Car Guru Thailand via Hindustan times
Nissan is gearing up to launch the Kicks facelift in the coming months, the model was recently spotted with little to camaflouge with a surprising e-power badge. Reports suggest that the model will first be introduced in ASEAN markets followed by other cities.
The Kicks facelift appears to be looking different with a completely redesigned front end. The face now gets long sweptback headlamps that merge into the redesigned front grille that now receives a thicker V-motion surround. There’s also an all new bumper with sharper air intake housings and rectangular fog lamps.
The side profile stays identical to the current Kicks on sale in India with the only difference being new alloy wheels. The rear of the 2020 Kicks however gets minor changes limited to the bumper only.
The interior has not been revealed or spied as yet, but it would be safe to expect new colour schemes and better material quality. The automaker could also introduce new features and more technology when it launches altogether,
Engine updates are too early to comment on, but we expect the kicks facelift to continue with the same of 1.5 litre petrol engines albeit in BS6 spec. What remains to be seen however is if the 1.5 litre diesel is also offered alongside the petrol motor.
On the transmission front as well, the kicks has so far been offered by a 5-speed manual only until now. The facelift could very well debut the much awaited automatic transmission option many have been waiting for patiently.
Nissan Kicks facelift pic source – Headlight magazine
Coming to the e-power badge we mentioned about earlier in the article is nothing more than the Japanese automakers famed hybrid technology. This tech just like any other hybrid car uses a petrol engine mated to an electric motor in favour of better economy and less carbon deposit. The Kicks e-power however uses a HR12DE powertrain that
The Nissan Kicks in India takes on the Renault Captur, Kia Seltos, Hyundai Creta Maruti Suzuki S-Cross, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and Mahindra XUV500.
Pics Source – Headlight Magazine and Hindustan times