he Nissan Kicks is out to replace the Juke and Tida Hatchback. It is a crossover SUV aimed at the younger market and has eye pleasing salon shape styling. The flat bottomed steering wheel is ergonomically designed to allow for comfort and easy access to controls. The zero gravity seat support (which I understand is based on research from NASA) is made to be comfortable on long and short journeys by supporting the back and spine. The seats are extra comfortable and reduce driver fatigue.
The exterior styling is sharp with angular sweptback headlamps and honeycomb grille with chrome surrounding in front whilst the side panels have prominent character lines and body cladding around muscular wheel arches.
Gulf Insider had the chance to try out the new Nissan Kicks and it was awesome.
The Nissan Kicks has won all sorts of Best in Class Awards including for its spacious leg and head room (it features a five seat lay-out), ease of parking, luggage space, and fuel economy. It has a 1.6 liter engine which generates 118 HP. Its six-speed auto-gear box gives a gear-shift simulation which makes it more satisfying to drive than earlier model CVT systems. The CVT, in case you don’t know, is a continuously variable transmission – an automatic transmission that can change seamlessly through a continuous range of effective gear ratios. It also has an active ride control which means it smoothly takes bumps in the road in its stride. This car also has all the very latest safety technology installed.
Other features include a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with smart phone connectivity and climate control. On higher grade models, the infotainment system comes with a full color screen with audio, satellite navigation, and full smartphone integration as well as access to Facebook, Google Search, and Twitter.
The crossover SUV market is becoming more popular, and Nissan is out to make its mark planning to sell this car in over 80 countries around the world. The car was showcased across Brazil during the summer of 2016 to promote the 2016 Olympic Games, of which Nissan was a lead sponsor.
There are three grades of this car, the lowest going for US$15,300 and the highest in the range going for US$18,600.
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