The 2020 Nissan Kicks will make its first debut in Thailand in March, followed by some other markets. The India-spec Kicks will get BS6-compliant petrol engine soon.
Nissan is giving a mid-life update to the international-spec Kicks in March of the calendar year. The global-spec Nissan Kicks facelift will have its first debut in Thailand and even make it to Japan where the crossover was not launched before.
2020 Nissan Kicks facelift looks more angular with some cosmetic changes to the front, side and rear fascias.
Ahead of its global premiere, spy shots of the 2020 Nissan Kicks have emerged on the Internet, giving us an idea of how the car would look like. The front fascia of the Kicks will be heavily updated for a more angular look that makes it looks much like the newer Nissan crossovers.
It might feature less rounded headlamps and a larger V-Motion grille at the front while some slight changes will be made to the tail lamps and rear bumper as well. A new alloy wheels design is predicted for the new Nissan Kicks at the same time.
The updated international-spec Kicks will be introduced in Japan where it was not introduced before.
Though there’s no spy shot on the interior of the new Kicks. We do expect that the upcoming Nissan car will get a serious refresh to its interior too. An updated infotainment system and the better quality of the materials are expected to be parts of the updates.
It will make its global premiere in Thailand first in March, followed by some other markets.
On the mechanical front, the Nissan Kicks facelift will come with Nissan’s e-Power technology which is something that we can see in the global-spec Nissan Note. It will be powered by a 1.2-litre HR12DE 3-cylinder petrol engine along with a 1.5 kWh battery pack, all making a combined power of 129 HP. It’s worth noting that, the gasoline engine will be a power generator for the battery pack and the electric motor will send power to the wheels. With this setup, the new Kicks can achieve a good level of fuel efficiency and reduce the CO2 figures as required in some markets like Thailand.
As for the India-spec Nissan Kicks, the crossover is sharing its M0 platform with the Renault Duster and Captur instead of the V-platform on the international-spec model. There’s still no intention for the Kicks facelift in the Indian market but the car is all set to enter the BS6 era with a new 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine very soon.