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2021 Nissan Kicks facelift revealed, India must get it too

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Nissan has launched the new 2021 facelift Nissan Kicks in the North American market featuring a new front fascia, tweaks to the rear and new changes on the interiors which now include added equipment and convenience features. Point to note, the Kicks sold abroad is based on a different platform compared to the one which was on sale in India.

On the outside, the new Nissan Kicks features a new Double V-motion radiator grille giving the crossover an imposing front look. The new grille features gloss black elements as well as chrome that helps it merge with the LED headlamp cluster with ease and forms an ‘X’ on the front togather with the sharp air dam design. The front bumper features faux air vents that house the fog lamp units giving the SUV a clean look. 

The new Nissan Kicks features a raised bonnet line, muscular wheel arches with prominent character line on the front and rear, LED indicators on the black finished ORVMs, LED combination tail lamps, black roofline, blacked-out DLO area, a chiselled rear bumper, a sharply raked rear window and 17-inch multispoke alloy wheels. For 2021 the new Nissan Kicks also features three new exterior paint colours for the US market – Electric Blue Metallic, Scarlet Ember Tint-coat and Boulder Gray Pearl.

On the inside, the new Nissan Kicks features updated interiors with a new centre console, new seating and trim materials along with a new 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system on the higher grade variants and 7.0-inch touchscreen as standard along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration. The car also features three standard USB ports and new USB Type-C available for higher spec version, a new 7.0-inch digital instruments display, 

The Nissan Kick in the US is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder 16-valve DOHC with Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control System that produces 122 Hp of power and 155 Nm of torque matched to an X-Tronic CVT gearbox. The higher variant now also get rear disc brakes as well as safety features such as Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, radar-based Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking as standard.