Nissan has made sure that the Kicks feels welcoming from the inside. There is plenty of leather and the dual tone brown and black theme gives a rich feel. What is immediately noticeable is that Nissan has used soft touch materials abundantly especially on the center of the dashboard, door armrest and the center armrest. The cab forward design means the dashboard extends quite a bit making the cabin feel roomier. Another brilliant addition is the 8-inch touch screen infotainment system which is chiseled beautifully and works well too.
The steering wheels is small and fits very well in the palms but gets only cruise control settings and surprisingly they aren't even backlit. The audio controls are located on the stalk behind the steering wheel and are lifted straight off the Renault Captur/Duster. Talking about borrowed parts, the climate control dials, window switch panels and a few other things can be seen in the Captur as well.
The instrument console too has taken cues from other Renault models but gets a new layout. The combination meter gets a digital speedo in the centre combined with an analogue tacho and fuel guage. You also get an exhaustive list of information like average fuel consumption, distance to empty and then some.
While Nissan has done well with the overall levels of quality, plastic quality still suffers in some places. Even the switches like the power window buttons and the climate control dials lack any tactile feel.
Seating in the Kicks is a comfortable affair. The front seats are large and very comfortable with very good bolstering. The rear too has plenty of legroom and being a wide car, the Kicks will seat three with ease. Under thigh support though is lacking and the Kicks could do with more of it.
With the boot capacity rated at 400-litres, it is the not the best out there but not too bad either. Overall, Nissan has done well to step up the game when it comes to the interiors and features.