Nissan has finally launched the much-awaited Kicks premium SUV in India. The SUV is available in 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options. Emerging as a strong competitor in its segment, the newly launched model gets the first-in-class features such as 360-degree camera, eight-inch floating infotainment system, a leather-wrapped soft-touch dashboard and door trims. The company boasts of offering the widest drive personalisation options in its segment with 27 accessory categories. Moreover, the vehicle is available with standard safety and convenience features in form of auto AC, Nissan Connect, dual airbags and ABS with EBD and brake assist.
Nissan Kicks is available in four diesel variants – XL, XV, XV Premium and XV Premium Plus, while petrol option is limited to the XL and the XV variants. The latest product from Nissan further stirs up the competition in the SUV segment -
Back in 2017, Mahindra introduced the updated Scorpio for the Indian market in seven, eight and nine-seater options. The base S3 variant in seven and nine seat configuration is powered by a 2.5-litre diesel engine while the rest of the variants are powered by a 2.2-litre diesel engine. The top-spec S11 variant in seven and eight seat options are available with an all-wheel-drive option. Loaded with a modest set of features, the Scorpio has been a tried and tested product from Mahindra in India.
Renault Duster is a popular name in the compact SUV segment, especially in the metropolitan market. The vehicle is available in a range of petrol and diesel engine options in different power output figures. The top spec 110PS RXZ diesel variant with a manual transmission is available with an all-wheel-drive system. The vehicle offers a good set of features and comfortably seats five occupants.
The Hyundai Creta is a strong seller in its segment and one of the best sellers for the Korean car maker in India. The vehicle is available with a 1.4-litre diesel engine in the E and S variants, while the 1.6-litre petrol and diesel options can be had across all other variants. Standard features on the top model include climate control, touchscreen infotainment system and leather upholstery. Additionally, it also comes with a contrasting metallic finish on the air-con vents, six-way adjustable driver seat, electric sunroof, wireless mobile charger and cruise control. In terms of safety, the six-airbag package with rear-camera for parking has also been retained from the pre-facelift model.
Renault Captur is available with a 1.5-litre petrol and diesel engine options. The top-spec version of the Captur gets leather upholstery and touchscreen infotainment system with audio and navigation. The vehicle also gets features such as projector headlamps, a chrome grille, LED DRL and dual tone body colour option. The vehicle is also expected to be offered with a CVT unit from the Duster sometime soon.