Nissan is back in the race with the Kicks.
Now, we all know SUVs work in India but with everyone joining the SUV brigade, how does the Kicks stand out? Here are a few comments on the pros and cons of the car.
The box size and muscle ratio of the car is not excellent but it still looks pretty good.
First, it’s quite a large car. In fact, it’s wider and longer than the current benchmark – the Hyundai Creta. The front gets the Nissan V-motion grille, a butch looking skid-plate. Nicely placed fog lamps and cornering lamps. There’s a surprisingly rakish rear windscreen. And those protruding boomerang tail lamps. So, looking from behind, the car is quite nice. Overall, the Kicks comes across as a very smart looking car that is sure to connect.
The radical exteriors follow to the insides as well. The dashboard is located in the center. With the dominant color is black, in addition to a dark brown, giving the car a harmony. Nissan uses materials for the interior quite well, which makes it welcome.
Especially, Nissan has used soft-touch materials abundantly. For example in the centre of the dashboard, door armrest and the centre armrest. The cab-forward design means the dashboard extends quite a bit making the cabin feel roomier.
The Kicks has many new features and extremely convenient. Despite its poor resolution, but the 8-inch infotainment screen comes with all the connections. Heck, you can even connect your smartwatch to it. But the Kicks main party piece is the first-in-class around view monitor.
The car is provided with 360-degree camera of the surroundings.In particular, it also offers camera modes depending on your requirements. Therefore, parking becomes easier.
One of the car’s drawbacks is that the Kicks controls feel quite heavy when driving around. The clutch is the first thing that makes you realise this and in choc-a-block traffic, you will be wishing it was an AT. Especially the steering is very bulky. Finally, the compression of the gears also felt very heavy.
Lack of smart storage
Designed for the cabin lacking in intelligence. If you want to drink a glass of water, then my condolences, it has no cup holder at the front. Also, the centre armrest you see here, one keeps thinking it might have storage in there, but again it doesn’t. o make room for additional luggage, you must fold the rear seats. At the same time, you have to go through the process of lifting the knob and inconvenience, separated to fold the entire backrest.
Overall, if you want a smart-looking SUV, that has plenty of features, is spacious and extremely comfortable, we’d suggest you head to the nearest Nissan dealership.