Here are fresh-new spy shots of the Nissan Kicks facelift revealing all possible changes in detail.
A few days back, Nissan Kicks facelift was snapped while it was transported on a trailer. However, now we’ve got our hands on a better set of pictures. These images look like they were snapped at a port while a batch of Kicks facelift was waiting to be loaded on a vessel’s deck. The Kicks facelift will be sold in the ASEAN market, where it wasn't available before. Markets like Japan, where the car was not on sale earlier will now have the facelifted version of the car. With the facelift, the Kicks moves a step closer to Nissan’s family design language. It now gets an Ariya Concept-like big V-Motion grille that extends to the bumper. Also, the foglamp housings are now distinctive and bigger. Earlier they used to come fixed in the bumper chin itself.
On the sides, it now gets a new design for the diamond-cut alloy wheels.
The front fascia of the car is where it gets a major set of changes. The headlamps are also new and boast of a sharper design now. On the sides, however, the only change that it gets is a new design for the alloy wheels. The rear facet is also free from any major change apart from a refreshed bumper with body-coloured skid plate. The Kicks facelift is expected to get better quality plastics with the facelift. An updated touchscreen unit might also be on the cards.
The front fascia of the car now gets a big V-Motion grille that extends all the way to the bumper.
The biggest change with the facelift will, however, be the powertrain. It will feature Nissan’s e-Power tech series-hybrid setup as the Note. It comprises of a 1.2L HR12DE petrol engine in conjunction with a 1.5kWh battery pack. The engine will work as a generator to charge the battery pack, which will then power the electric motors. The final output for this setup is expected to be rated at 129 horsepower.
The only noticeable change on the rear-end is the dual-tone bumper with body-coloured skid plate.
The Kicks that is on sale in the international market is a wee-bit different from the one we get in India. The India-spec Kicks (Codenamed: P16) uses the M0 platform that also underpins the Renault Captur. The international version of the car (Codenamed: P15) is based on the more sophisticated V-platform. Therefore, it is also smaller than the one sold in India. The Indian version will also be updated with similar styling changes as the international version. Also, India-spec kicks will get a new 1.3L turbo-petrol motor with an expected power output of 150 HP.