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2020 Nissan Kicks facelift spotted testing, could be revealed soon

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Nissan Kicks has seen a steady decline in its sales figure and the car could be getting a new facelift. The test mule of the Nissan Kicks has been spotted in Thailand and the spy pictures show some changes to its front fascia. 

The photographed test mule was heavily camouflaged and only minor details like a new all-LED swept-back headlight and a new horizontally slated grille could be deciphered. But the final production car could also get refreshed bumpers and foglights. The test mule also had a roof rail and shark-fin antenna on its roof and though these features are offered in the high-end trim variants of the current-gen Nissan Kicks the new facelift model could offer these features as a standard part of the pack. 

The Nissan Kicks available in India features a mesh front grille with a V Motion chrome garnish, a layered bumper with a wide air dam, faux skid plate, and front bumper-mounted fog lights. The crossover SUV gets a wide muscular shoulder line, 16-inch steel or 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-tone exterior colour on the high-end trims, roof rails, shark-fin antenna and wraparound taillights. 

On the inside, the Nissan kicks features a leather-wrapped soft-touch dual-tone layered dashboard with a centrally mounted floating 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity features, rotary type air-conditioning controls, cubby holes for storage on the centre, a start/stop button, digital driver’s information display and control mounted three-point steering wheel. 

The Nissan Kicks is offered in two engine variants a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder in-line multi-point fuel injection petrol motor that produces 106 ps of power and 142 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox and another 1.5-litre 4-cylinder in-line common rail direct injection diesel engine that makes 110 ps of power and 240 Nm of torque coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission. 

As of now, there are no confirmed reports that the brand will bring the facelift model to India anytime soon, but the new 2020 facelift model is likely to be unveiled, internationally, in the coming months.

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