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Nissan launches Kicks XE variant for INR 9.89 lakh, prices revised

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The Nissan Kicks has been in the Indian market for quite some time now, but it is not really a common sight on the Indian streets. The Nissan brand isn’t really attracting car buyers in India, and now, the Japanese manufacturer has announced a new base model for the diesel-powered Kicks SUV. The new Kicks XE variant has been introduced at a price tag of INR 9.89 lakh ex-showroom. With the revised pricing, this new base model for the Kicks is INR 1.2 lakh cheaper than the XL variant which was the entry-level version before.

Variant wise revised prices:

  • Kicks XE Diesel – INR 9.89 lakh
  • Kicks XL Diesel – INR 11.09 lakh
  • Kicks XV Diesel – INR 12.51 lakh
  • Kicks XV Pre Diesel – INR 13.69 lakh
  • Kicks XL Petrol – INR 9.55 lakh
  • Kicks XV Petrol – INR 10.95 lakh

Nissan offers the Kicks with a 2-year standard warranty and 3-year extended warranty option.

The Nissan Kicks petrol has a 1.5L, H4K, 4-cylinder, 2WD motor which produces 142 Nm of peak torque @ 4000 RPM and 106 PS of peak power at 5600 RPM matched to a 5-speed manual gearbox option. The Kicks diesel has a 1.5L, K9K, dCi diesel engine with 2WD producing 110 PS of power @ 3850 RPM and 240 Nm of torque @ 1750 RPM matched to a 6-speed manual gearbox option. There is no automatic variant available across the Nissan Kicks range.

The Nissan Kicks is a 5-seater SUV and rivals the likes of Hyundai Creta, Renault Captur, MG Hector, Tata Harrier and the upcoming Kia Seltos. The Kicks is not really a bad product, it is just that the footfall in Nissan showrooms is so less, that sales are difficult to manage. In comparison, the rival brands have had a good run in selling their cars in this very segment, except for the Renault Captur which has been a sales dud since day 1.